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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor.
 

Could your furniture be causing your cat to develop thyroid disease? (Oregonian)

In 1980, the number of cats diagnosed with hyperthyroidism was around one in 200. Today, that number is closer to one in 10. On Monday, thanks to an innovative silicone pet tag developed at Oregon State University, researchers are one step closer to understanding the alarming spike in the feline disease.
 

Rescue crews work to save young humpback whale stranded on Oregon beach (Oregonian)

The animal, a 20-foot-long juvenile, was first reported Wednesday morning, and the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, based at Oregon State University, responded with a team to try to care for the animal. (see also OPB)
 

Spotted wing drosophila attacks blueberries (Capital Press)

Scientists are looking at several unique methods for controlling spotted wing drosophila in blueberries. “But that is not going to help you this year,” Oregon State University entomologist Vaughn Walton said. “At this stage, the most effective way to deal with spotted wing is using insecticides.”
 

Blue whales spotted off Washington coast (Chinook Observer)

Leigh Torres, a marine mammal researcher at Oregon State University, spotted a grouping of blue whales offshore of Bandon, Oregon, during a U.S. Coast Guard chopper ride-along in mid-July this year.
 

Washington Post analysis reveals two Oregon counties are among the fastest-warming in the country (Oregonian)

But just focusing on those two areas — Lake and Harney counties, which have seen increases of 3.8 and 3.9 degrees Farenheit, respectively, since the early 20th century — ignores the significant warming that is taking place throughout the region, said Phil Mote, dean of the graduate school at Oregon State University and a longtime researcher of how climate change is affecting the Pacific Northwest.

Study finds health research disparities for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians (KLCC)

Oregon State University PhD candidate Lan Doan found that over the past 26 years the NIH has allocated 0.17 percent of its budget toward 529 studies. 
 

2020 Democrats keep the spotlight on ag policy (Politico)

On the other hand, crop growers could see financial benefits from developing agrivoltaic systems that could help power their farm operations. “I think the economics is going to incentivize it,” said Chad Higgins, an associate professor at Oregon State University who co-authored the study.
 

Brexit could spark the next big fishing war (Huffington Post)

A so-called “no-deal Brexit” would pull the United Kingdom out of the EU’s common fisheries policy and could affect “nearly every fishery and species caught commercially in the Northeast Atlantic,” said Michael Harte, a professor and fisheries policy expert at Oregon State University.
 

Child care crisis: Famillies struggle with rising child care costs, finding safe providers (Statesman Journal)

According to the report "Oregon's Child Care Deserts" by Oregon State University, these costs equated to more than $14,000 a year for toddler care at a center. "The big thing we've seen change is the affordability of care," said Megan Pratt, assistant professor of practice at OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences and one of the report's authors. 
 

Grapes of change: How the wine industry has transformed Oregon's economy (Capital Press)

It’s not just measured by sales. Bruce Sorte, a retired economist from Oregon State University, said the impact is computed using a multiplier effect.
 

Is organic produce superior in taste and nutrition? (Huffington Post)

Sarah Masoni, the product development manager at the Food Innovation Center at Oregon State University, is known for her highly developed sense of taste. The New York Times, for example, referred to her “million-dollar palate” in a 2018 profile of her.
 

Nobel laureate who made Viagra possible to offer public lecture at OSU (Register-Guard)

The Nobel Prize laureate whose discovery lead to the invention of the erectile dystfunction medication Viagra will give a public lecture at Oregon State University Friday evening.
 

US robotics teams gear up for DARPA mine challenge (The Engineer)

Explorer, a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and Oregon State University, is one of the teams competing. Comprised of around 30 faculty, staff members and students, the team will be using a pair of ground robots and a pair of drones to take on the missions. Explorer has been testing its robots ahead of the SubT Challenge at the Tour-Ed Mine in Pennsylvania.
 

Analytics help coaches and athletes maximize performance (Newswire)

Division I baseball in Oregon State is using in-game related data as a key part of athletic optimization and performance. Analytics is being used in real-time to understand a player’s potential impact on a given date. The Oregon State University Beavers has integrated data into a central part of their coaches’ preparation for games. The data, according to team officials, is the key to the team’s success which led them to win the national championships in 2018.

'His dream came true': Oregon teachers attend symposium on Holocaust education (KPTV)

Teachers from across Oregon attended a Holocaust and Genocide Education Symposium at Oregon State University’s Portland Center Thursday in an effort to develop curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide, which is now required by state law. (see also OPB)
 

Rover challenge returns to the valley (Drumheller Online)

The Oregon State University Rover Club's Mars Rover was awarded first place 267 points. This is the second time in a row that the university has taken first place. 
 

Berg named finalist for U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2019 (OSU Beavers)

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced that Beaver softball head coach Laura Berg is a finalist for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame class of 2019. Voting begins today and runs through Sept. 3 to determine the first class inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame since 2012.
 

OSU holds symposium on Oregon's required holocaust education(KATU)

Oregon State University wants to help educators develop curriculum on the holocaust and genocide, which is now required by state law.
 

Farmland best place for solar farms, OSU study says (KEZI)

The most productive place for solar farms is farmland, according to a new study from the Oregon State University. Researchers said they found if less than 1% of agricultural land was converted to solar panels, it would fulfill the global electric energy demand. (see also NSFPortland Business Journal)
 

Disney's 'Lion King' and the death of the G rating (Hollywood Reporter)

Other studios have dropped G movies, but Disney can still make a hit of one in part because audiences expect sophistication from its animated films, says Jon Lewis, Oregon State University professor of film studies. "For adults it makes no difference, but for 13-to-16-year-olds, if it's G, unless it's Pixar, it's not cool," he says. "Pixar movies are perfectly hip and acceptable because they operate on multiple levels."

Nuts for hazelnuts: Growers can't keep up with demand (Capital Press)

“The demand for hazelnut trees is huge,” said Jay Pscheidt, a plant pathologist at Oregon State University.
 

Gun owners and mental health professionals aligning on suicide prevention (Bend Bulletin)

“One of the things we discovered was that firearm owners were having conversations about suicide prevention,” said Elizabeth Marino, an anthropologist at Oregon State University-Cascades, who designed the studies. “All this time, this work was going on outside of the knowledge and collaboration with public health.”
 

Children of Oregon's migrant workers: hungry to learn, unsure of their future (Oregonian)

For the first time ever, he and other migrant students spent six days away from their families to attend the Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute at Oregon State University. The program teaches students about college resources and helps them feel proud of their identities as children of migrant workers.

The Great Basin's fresh water is drying up, threatening young waterbirds (Yale Climate Connection)

“I think of it as a mosaic of wetlands, where some are freshwater, some are saline, and then there are three or four that are hypersaline, which is they’re saltier than the ocean,” says Susan Haig of Oregon State University.
 

Corvallis council to hear annexation proposal (Gazette-Times)

Second, the council will review formal findings on a proposal by Oregon State University to change the development and open-space allocations in three of its planning sectors that would pave the way for a new dormitory at the corner of Ninth Street and Monroe Avenue. Councilors voted 4-3 to deny the plan on Aug. 5.
 

OSU announces pick for top IT position (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University has hired Andrea Ballinger as its new vice provost for information and technology, the university announced on Friday.

Dormant-season grazing eyed as tool in reducing fire risk (Capital Press)

In a 25,000-acre study area east of Owyhee Reservoir, cattle numbers traditionally are reduced before Nov. 1 — right around the time perennial grasses go dormant and temperatures become nearly perfect for germination of invasive cheatgrass and medusahead, Oregon State University Extension rangeland and livestock specialist Sergio Arispe said.
 

Business in brief (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University Professor Mas Subramanian was awarded the Perkin Medal at the Society of Dyers and Colorists’ recent Day of Celebration.
 

Today's photo


Cats and hyperthyrodism: This cat is wearing a special silicone tag pioneered by Oregon State University that measures exposure to a flame retardant. An epidemic of cats with hyperthyroidism may be explained by exposure to a chemical contained in flame retardants commonly found in furniture, according to an Oregon State University study. Photo by Carolyn Poutasse.

Monday

All of Us exhibit: The All of Us exhibit will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19-23 on the brick mall off the northeast corner of the MU. The goal of the research, education and enrollment center is to advance health care that is based on you as an individual. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, All of Us aims to sign up 1 million or more people who will share information about their health over time. Researchers will study this data to improve health for generations to come. It’s hosted by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Benton County and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. Learn more at joinallofus.org/juntos.

Dissertation Defense – Water Resources Graduate Program: Ryan Crumley, Ph.D. WRS. Monday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m. in Burt Hall 193. The title of his dissertation is “New Metrics, Modeling Applications, and Observational Strategies for Snowpacks in Remote, Data-Limited, Mountain Environments.” Crumley is co-advised by Professor Anne Colin of College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and Professor David Hill of the College of Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering. 

NEW! "Wiretapping the woods:" MS defense by Leila Duchac on monitoring forest owls with bioacoustics, Monday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m., Nash 32.

Neil Williams – Sustainable Forest Management, Ph.D. Defense: Williams will present his dissertation, “Evaluating multi-objective trade-offs in mature Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) stands of western Oregon,” on Monday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. in Furman Hall 303. He is completing his Ph.D. under the guidance of major professor Matthew Powers. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday

OSUsed Store Summer Clearances: Come by our public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street, where specially marked items throughout the store will be 50% off. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Friday

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

NEW! PhD Thesis Defense Alireza Mostafizi: “Decentralized Multiagent Coordination for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Routing in Congested Networks.” Major advisor: Haizhong Wang, associate professor of transportation engineering. Friday, Aug. 23, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Kearney 311. Committee members: David Hurwitz, associate professor of transportation engineering; Michael Olsen, associate professor of geomatics; Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Edward Dever, professor of physics of oceans and atmospheres (GCR). Open to the public.

OSUsed Store Summer Clearances: Come by our public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street, where specially marked items throughout the store will be 50% off. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Saturday

Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. Find them at the Saturday downtown Corvallis Farmer's Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Events

NEW! Shechter celebration: On Sept. 13, Todd Shechter, Director of IT for the College of Engineering, will be leaving OSU to embark on a new adventure. Please join the College of Engineering in honoring him for his longtime commitment to the College on Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kelley atrium.  Light refreshments will be served.

NEW! Art sale: An art sale that runs through Sept. 26 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport will benefit the conservation of Oregon’s estuaries. Thirty-three pieces, created by Northwest artists, are on display at the Oregon Sea Grant-operated Visitor Center at Hatfield. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s efforts to protect the state’s estuaries. The art is part of the 175-piece Ode to the Tides art show and sale, which debuted at OSU in May. Oregon Sea Grant is one of the sponsors. Learn more: bit.ly/305F6Ds

Toastmasters open house: Want to excel in your next presentation? Learn to persuade your audience? Toastmasters International has helped millions to do that and more. Oregon State Toastmasters (https://osutm.toastmastersclubs.org) will host an open house (Crop Science Building, Room 119, Corner of Campus Way and 30th St.) on Sept. 13 (noon to 1 p.m.).  Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited.

Art faculty show: Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery of Art is hosting an exhibit of work by members of the art faculty throughout August and September. The exhibit includes art by Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andrew Myers, Kerry Skarbakka, Felix Oliveros, Mazdak Shadkam and Lorenzo Triburgo and Sarah Van Dyck. It showcases a broad array of styles and approaches to creating art, with work shown in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, video and sculpture. The gallery is in Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and until 8 p.m. Sept. 20 during the Corvallis Arts Walk. For information on the walk go to www.corvallisartswalk.com.

Dry Farm Field Days 2019: The OSU Extension Small Farms Program is hosting Dry Farming Field Days this summer. More than thirty sites throughout western Oregon are hosting trials this year and four of them that are engaging in multiple dry farming research projects will be hosting tours. Come learn about dry farming and multiple research projects engaging with the Dry Farming Collaborative, and see crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melon, dry beans and corn grown with little or no supplemental irrigation in the field. Aug. 28, 4-6 p.m., OSU Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (844 SW 35th St, Corvallis). Sept. 4, 4-6 p.m., OSU Vegetable Research Farm (4306 NE Electric Road, Corvallis). Sept. 6, 3-5 p.m., Gathering Together Farm (25159 Grange Hall Road,  Philomath). Sept. 11, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Gowen Farm (9040 Old Fort Road, Independence). Events are free but parking is limited so register at  https://extension.oregonstate.edu/program/all/smallfarms/events 

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Adam A. Pate – Water Resources Science M.S. Defense: Adam A. Pate will present his dissertation, “Headwater dynamics: quantifying spatial differences in flow permanence and network connectivity across diverse landscapes,” on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 9 a.m. in RICH 115.  Pate is completing his Master’s degree under the guidance of major professors Catalina Segura and Kevin Bladon.  Free and open to the public.
 
Carli Schoenleber M.S. defense: A presentation of Carli Schoenleber’s thesis, titled: “Using interpretive signs and theory-based messaging to protect the western snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) will take place Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1:30 p.m., Richardson Hall 107. Schoenleber is earning her M.S in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Ashley D’Antonio. Contact the FES Department at 541-737-2244 with questions or for accommodations for disabilities.

Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative schedule for summer and fall is up, and there are still seats for summer sessions. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is a foundational professional development program for faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI offers a varied schedule of Tier One and Tier Two workshops, all open now for registration. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey in this well-reviewed program. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information: jane.waite@oregonstate.edu

Distillery Startup Workshop in Corvallis (Sept. 14-18): Whether you're an experienced brewer/distiller looking to expand your business or simply exploring new opportunities, you will gain the foundational knowledge to start your own craft distillery.

Become a Master Recycler: Act soon to secure your spot. This eight-week class will cover all aspects of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. It will be hosted on the OSU campus on Tuesday nights, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19, plus field trips. This non-credit class is free to those who agree to pay back what they learned by completing 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of course completion. Visit http://tiny.cc/recycclass for more details and to register.

Take Note

Commercial shipping: OSU has a new on-campus shipping center in the EH&S Annex, 191 SW 35th St. This new location, open starting Aug. 15, allows for the consolidation of all commercial shipping through FedEx, UPS, DHL and Freight Vendors in one location. This new location will offer more consistent and convenient services for all OSU departments while ensuring that the university remains in compliance with all federal and international shipping regulations. Printing & Mailing Services' main production facility and Xpress Stop location will no longer offer commercial shipping services. They will continue to offer US Postal Service products and services for both OSU departments and university staff and students. For more information, 541-737-3979.

Copyright and Scantron Services: Scantron Test Scoring and Copyright Services is now at the Xpress Stop inside the Memorial Union, Room 61. For questions, 541-737-4941.

Undergraduate Research and Writing Studio Summer Hours: The URWS offers free writing and research support for students working on classwork of all genres, scholarship and job application materials, and other projects. Come to the studio on the main floor of the Valley Library to work on your project, ask questions and receive personalized feedback from our highly trained staff; no appointment needed. We’re open Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., through Sept. 5. For more information see http://writingcenter.oregonstate.edu/undergrad-writing-studio.

Animal ConnectionOnline stories from the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine including a paralyzed dog who is walking again, a look at the interesting work in the necropsy laboratory, a homeless dog whose surgery helped her find a forever family and an OSU laboratory that plays a critical part in preventing rabies in Oregon.

International Tribunal rules that fracking violates human rights: In May 2018, OSU's Spring Creek Project co-organized the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change. Now, after deliberation and reviewing evidence and witness testimony, the international Tribunal has issued its Advisory Opinion confirming that fracking violates human rights. The court ruled that the practice of fracking should be banned worldwide. Learn more about this decision.

Participants wanted for OSU Research Study: Taste Perception of Carbohydrates. Potential subjects must be healthy non-smokers between 18 and 60 years old. Studies will involve tasting carbohydrate samples and may involve saliva collection. Studies conducted at the Corvallis campus, compensation $10 per hour. Please email taste.study@oregonstate.edu for more details. Principal Investigator: Juyun Lim.

Training opportunities: The Office of Human Resources invites employees to register for new training opportunities. Courses include topics related to employee benefits, Core Curriculum for Current Supervisors and Managers, and Managers Legal Toolkit for Managers of Professional Faculty. View training courses and register here.

The Source: The summer edition of eNews from the College of Agricultural Sciences is available at https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/thesource/summer-2019. It has been a busy few months at the College of Agricultural Sciences, and this issue of The Source reflects some of the exciting news taking place, from the launch of the Global Hemp Innovation Center to the appointment of Lisa Ballance to direct the Marine Mammal Institute.

Office of Student Life: Many of the departments within the Office of Student Life are moving to new locations this summer. The Dean of Students, ASOSU Office of Advocacy, ASOSU Safe Ride, ASOSU Student Legal Services, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Community Responsibility and Belonging, Military and Veteran Resource Center, Student Care, and Student Conduct and Community Standards are all relocating. Please visit https://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/our-team for more information on who is moving where and when.

EHS Newsletter: Safety Beaver Buzz: The second edition of the Safety Beaver Buzz, published on a quarterly basis, is now available. Lab personnel should take special note of the new Laboratory Safety Training. Any topic suggestions or comments can be directed to ehs@oregonstate.edu.

Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about recent policy updates: http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new. This page is updated frequently with new developments.

Volunteer opportunity for Fall 2019 – New International Students Orientation Week: Engage with new international students and help welcome the new Beavers from around the world during Fall 2019 Orientation Week. For more information and to sign up go here. Volunteer training day (required for all volunteers): Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ILLC 155. Volunteering dates: New students move-in day: Sept. 16-17. Orientation week: Sept. 18-24. Different volunteer shifts available to fit your schedule. For more information or questions, contact Carla Portugal at  intl.orientation@oregonstate.edu or go to the INTO OSU website.

University Health & Safety Committee: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a guide for building momentum with your safety program, available online at https://www.saif.com/employer-guide/how-to-build-momentum-for-your-safety-and-health-program.html. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

Online Writing Suite Open for Summer: OSU’s Writing Center offers free, online writing feedback to students and staff working on any type of writing including summer coursework and application materials. Highly trained staff work with all genres and levels, offering feedback for each stage of the writing process. The suite is open 24/7 and responds within one business day via either email or Zoom video conference. Learn more and submit writing at http://writingcenter.oregonstate.edu/online-writing-suite
 

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Planned Power Outage from Sept. 5 to 6: There will be a planned power outage beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 starting at 5 a.m. and lasting until Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. Affected buildings will be on backup power and will experience minimal disruption. There will be limited service interruptions on Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 a.m. and on Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 a.m. to a number of buildings along Southwest Jefferson Way. OSU’s Power Grid Updates website has a list of affected buildings.

NEW! Dixon Recreation Center metered parking closure: As part of the 2019 Path of Travel project, all metered parking spaces and the sidewalk at Dixon Recreation Center will be closed Aug. 19-Sept. 13. The sidewalk between the Dixon entry plaza and the Pacific Power substation will be replaced and widened to better accommodate the pedestrian path of travel. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Lindsey Austin at (541) 990-7720.

Weniger Hall: Columbia Concrete will be in Weniger Hall Aug. 20-23, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., to drill out concrete cores throughout the building. This will create construction noise during these times. For questions or comments on this notice contact Scott Drahn at 541-737-1231.

Jobs

This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: http://today.oregonstate.edu/email/jobs

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

NEW! Custodian: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Custodian position for OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon within the Facilities and Operations department. Posting #: P02317CT. Closes Aug. 20.

NEW! Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Posting #P02299CT.  Closes Aug. 21.

NEW! Advanced Practice Clinician (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant): This is an Internal Employment Opportunity.  This recruitment will be used to fill 1 full-time Advanced Practice Clinician (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) for Student Health Services at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting # P02342CT.  Closes Aug. 23.

NEW! Office Specialist 1 - This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 1 position for the Outdoor School at Oregon State University (OSU).  Posting # P02338CT.  Closes Aug. 26.

NEW! Food Service Worker 1 – University Housing & Dining Service (UHDS) invites applications for multiple Food Service Worker 1 positions.  These are part-time, intermittent, classified positions.  Posting # P02314CT.  Full consideration Aug. 26.  Closes Jan. 31, 2020.

NEW! The Research Office (RO) is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA) to support the Vice President for Research (VPR). This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P03255UF. Closes Aug. 26. 

NEW! Student Success Advisor (Internal Employment Opportunity)- College of Science Dean’s Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Student Success Advisor. Posting # P03260UF. Closes Aug. 29, 

NEW! Research Analyst 2: OSU-Cascades is seeking an Research Analyst 2 (NW Bat Lab) for the HERS Lab. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #: P02341CT. Closes Aug. 30.

NEW! Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Medical Referral Specialist Posting #P02327CT.  Closes Aug. 31.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 1 - This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 18 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) serving Linn and Benton Counties. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last 1 year from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Tangent, Oregon.  Posting # P02339CT.  Closes Sept. 2.

NEW! Ecampus is seeking a Director of Corporate Education. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. This position will lead the strategy, development, cultivation and continuing refinement of corporate education tuition benefit plans with new and existing corporate entities to increase access to Oregon State University’s online degree programs. Posting #P03257UF. Closes Sept. 2. 

UPDATE! Seed Certification Aide 1 - This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, intermittent (approximately 12 hours per week as needed) Seed Certification Aide 1 position for Extension Services Union County office at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in LaGrande, Oregon.  Posting# P02330CT.  Closes Sept. 6.

Weather

"Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." ~ Coco Chanel, born today in 1883.

Corvallis: Partly to mostly sunny this week, highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny to mostly sunny this week, highs in the upper 80s, lows in the 50s.

Newport: Mostly sunny with a chance of rain midweek, highs in the upper 60s, lows in the 50s.

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