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. For more about this section, see: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines


Broken by bison, aspen saplings have a tough time in northern Yellowstone (National Science Foundation)

In northern Yellowstone National Park, saplings of quaking aspen, an ecologically important tree in the American West, are being broken by a historically large bison herd, affecting the comeback of aspen from decades of over-browsing by elk. Findings of the U.S. National Science Foundation-supported research led by Luke Painter of Oregon State University were published in Ecology and Evolution.
 

Groups: Clear-cutting near watersheds could threaten drinking water (Missoula Current)

A 2020 study by Oregon State University researchers published in the Journal of Hydrology found that the conversion of old-growth forests to farms of Douglas fir trees significantly affected streams in the Northwest.
 

As western Oregon climate changes, Extension specialist tests forage for resilience (Morning Ag Clips)

In a needs assessment survey, meetings and personal contact with Oregon State University Extension Service, western Oregon growers have been clear about the challenge of growing plants that will perform well in a climate that is increasingly unpredictable.
 

Extreme climate prompts scramble for production of resistant seed strains (Nature World News)

Lane Selman, an agricultural researcher at Oregon State University and founder of the Culinary Breeding Network, notes the absence of normal seasons.

 

Oregon joins distress helpline specifically for rural resource workers (Jefferson Public Radio)

As guests on the Jefferson Exchange, Allison Myers, associate dean for Extension and engagement at Oregon State University and Todd Nash, a Wallowa County commissioner and president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, discussed the AgriStress Helpline.
 

Researchers race the clock to study alternatives to banned pesticide (Fresh Plaza)

Soon after the 2020 announcement of a ban on an effective and relatively inexpensive pesticide, Oregon State University Extension Service researchers were at work on finding alternatives for affected growers in Oregon.

 

Today's photo


Hawk watch: Raul Santiago Rosa says, “I was with Cade Jobe helping in his smoked hop project and I found this beautiful red-tailed hawk. The field was recently harvested, and a couple of the hawks were hunting small birds attracted by the insects and worms exposed on the soil after the machines harvested the hops.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for upcoming programs and events to develop teaching skills? See Center for Teaching and Learning events for both on-campus and Zoom events, and see Ecampus Faculty Development for upcoming workshops and training. 

Today

National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 16-20. Every third week of October, OSU participates in National Transfer Student Week, celebrating and honoring our transfer students.  NTSW events and activities can be found on beav.es/NTSW. For questions, please reach out to [email protected]. 

A Peace of My Mind: Exploring Belonging One Story at a Time. Join us for community exploration of community and belonging as Corvallis hosts award-winning photographer John Noltner from Oct. 16-22. This community-building experience will feature photography exhibits, photography sessions and a keynote talk and dialogue, all centered around the question “What does belonging mean to you?” All programs are free and open to the public. For more information: beav.es/T9N.

Open House Valley Library SCARC Reading Room: Open house featuring the Shannon Day Rettig Book Arts Collection. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 18, fifth floor. This free community event is part of Oregon Archives Month. Learn more.

Care Talks, Caring for Aging Loved Ones: The Sandwich Generation. You’ve got two generations that need your care: kids at home and older parents. Trying to meet everyone’s needs (including your own) and juggle it all can create stress. This webinar offers ideas on how to bring the generations together – activities, programs and even virtual travel can help your younger and older loved ones explore the emotional and physical health benefits of intergenerational quality time. 10 a.m., Oct. 18. Register today.

PFLA event: Getting the Most from Your OSU Benefits (presented by UHR): Learn more about all the benefits available to you. 11 a.m. to noon, Oct. 18. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

OSU Beaver Dads: Come join other self-identified dads from around the Corvallis campus to talk about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. This is a time for informal conversation, so come late or leave early if you need, ask questions of other dads, share experiences/stories/resources and more. Facilitated by Tarron Anderson. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 18, MU 212/MLK. For accommodations and questions, contact [email protected].

Intro to AI Sessions: Learn more about basics of AI tools and implications for teaching and learning. These one-hour Zoom sessions will include demos, teaching considerations and breakout discussions. Register for Intro to AI for Ecampus Faculty, 2 p.m., Oct. 18; or Intro to AI for On-Campus Faculty, 1:30 p.m., Oct. 19. Space limited to first 150 registrants.

Multicultural networking event: Join us for another Hello Mid-Valley event on from 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at the University of Oregon’s Erb Memorial Union Ballroom (1395 University St., Eugene, OR 97403).  The goal of the event is to help employees in the Willamette Valley area build community and connections that support diverse identity characteristics. All are welcome. Hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes provided. Learn more and register on our OSU Event page or on our Eventbrite.

Events

NEW! Fulbright Fall Mixer: Happy hour for anyone connected to or interested in Fulbright programs. Open to all; family-friendly. Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Learn more about Fulbright at OSU: https://global.oregonstate.edu/fulbright. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Downward Dog on Monroe.

NEW! Art About Agriculture 2023 Reception at Rogue Gallery: All are welcome to the in-person reception for the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2023’s visit to Rogue Gallery (40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, OR). 5-8 p.m., Oct. 20 roguegallery.org/home/exhibitions/main-gallery. Information about the Art About Agriculture 2023 program: beav.es/S8V.

NEW! OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: The College of Science will host a presentation & answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program in the Kidder 128 conference room. The program is open to any faculty, postdocs, staff or graduate students at OSU. Join us from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 14 to learn more.

Bend Cascades Campus Benefits Fair: Vendors from our retirement programs, PEBB plans and health and wellness programs will be in attendance. Vendors will be in multiple places on the Cascades campus, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 19.

Add Glitter to the Archives: A Crafternoon with the OSU Queer Archives. In celebration of both Oregon Archives Month and OSU’s Queer History Month, this free and open-to-the-public crafternoon event will feature copies of materials from the OSU Queer Archives to incorporate in crafting creations. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19, in the Valley Library main floor lobby. 

Fulbright Fall Mixer: Happy hour for anyone connected to or interested in Fulbright programs. Open to all, family friendly. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Learn more about Fulbright at OSU: https://global.oregonstate.edu/fulbright. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 20. Downward Dog on Monroe.

PFLA event: Back-to-School Campus Tour. Join us for a 60-minute walking tour, starting at the new OSU Welcome Center and ending near the MU. 11 a.m. to noon, Oct. 26. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

Diversity Action Plan Open Forums: The Office of Institutional Diversity invites you to help develop OSU’s next Diversity Action Plan for 2024-2030. Attend one of three open forums or submit feedback online. An employee-only open forum is scheduled from 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 31 on Zoom. For more information and registration, please visit http://beav.es/diversity-action-plan.

Oregon Stater Awards: Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. 6-9 p.m., Nov. 2, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Details and registration: https://beav.es/TEw.

Beavs, Brews and BBQs: This Veterans Day, OSUAA is hosting a flavorful pregame experience for fans with a cook-off and tasting prior to the Stanford football game. Sample barbecue from Pacific Northwest pitmasters and craft beer from Oregon breweries outside the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, in conjunction with Tailgate Town, Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets $20-$35. Register

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Anthropology Lecture Series: Nírvia Ravena de Sousa of the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, will present research titled, "Traditional Communities and Indigenous people in Amazon facing new paradigms of Sustainability” at noon Oct. 20 in Strand 111. Admission is free.

NEW! The Influence of Federalist Society Affiliation on Judicial Nominations: Please join the School of Public Policy for a talk from Christine Bird (Oklahoma State University) on the influence of the Federalist Society on judicial nominations. Since its inception, the Federalist Society has been a key player in the conservative legal movement but its scope of influence on political processes and the U.S. judiciary has not been fully defined. This talk discusses how affiliation impacts U.S. senators’ votes for federal judges. Noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 20 in Bexell 415. Contact [email protected] for more details.

NEW! FYI Friday – Get There in a Carpool or Vanpool: Oregon provides a free statewide ride-matching tool called Get There. OSU's Corvallis campus has its own network that you can join to find carpool buddies or to form a vanpool. During this interactive presentation you will be invited to have a quick look at how the ride-matching tool works, ask questions and meet other people at OSU who are thinking about carpooling or vanpooling. Noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 20 via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! College of Health Friday Research Seminar: “Implementation Science in Real Time: Building a System for Oregon Early Care and Education Coaches" will be presented by Bridget E. Hatfield, OSU College of Health, from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 20, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. This seminar is sponsored by the Human Development and Family Sciences program in the College of Health. Learn more about upcoming and past seminars on the college website.

NEW! Applied Economics Seminar: Prof. Judson Boomhower from the University of California, San Diego, will present "How Are Insurance Markets Adapting to Climate Change? Risk Selection and Regulation in the Market for Homeowners Insurance," 2:30-4 p.m., Oct. 20 in Ballard Extension Hall Room 219, and also available via Zoom. Additional details here

NEW! EECB Fall Seminar Series: Zanethia Barnett is a research fisheries biologist for the USDA Forest Service. She is a subject-matter expert in aquatic ecology and population genetics. Barnett’s research focuses on understanding factors that impact the structure of aquatic communities and genetic populations, quantifying the effects of human induced disturbances on aquatic systems and improving the understanding of life history and distribution of aquatic organisms. She will speak at 4 p.m, Oct. 20, in LINC 302 and on Zoom

NEW! "A Peace of My Mind: Exploring Belonging One Story at a Time" Keynote. Join us as John Noltner unveils the portraits he took during his Corvallis visit and shares lessons learned from the week. His keynote presentation as well as subsequent dialogue will center how we can build community, bridge divides and support belonging for all through personal story sharing. Refreshments will be served. ASL and Spanish interpreting will be provided. 4-6 p.m., Oct. 20, Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. Learn more about the series of events on the A Peace of My Mind: Exploring Belonging One Story at a Time webpage.

NEW! The Path to SBIR/STTR w/ NSF Program Director: Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski, program director of the NSF’s SBIR/STTR program, will share how to best prepare your idea and project pitch required by the NSF to receive an official invite to submit a full SBIR/STTR proposal. She will touch on the proposal process and share tips and tricks for best presenting your work. You won’t want to miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear directly from Ela. 2-4 p.m., Oct. 25, MU La Raza Room.

NEW! Critical Questions Lecture Series: Samuel Baker, associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the provocative intersection of literature and technology in a lecture titled “A Report to the Fronts.” He will speak at 4 p.m., Oct. 25 in the Asian Pacific American Room in Memorial Union 206.

NEW! Ask Alumni panel with communication professionals: Get answers from OSU alumni and communication industry professionals who have been where you are now. The OSU Alumni Association and the School of Communication present "Things I Wish I Would Have Known," 5:30 p.m., Nov. 1. Register, plus watch free Ask Alumni webcasts on demand at ForOregonState.org/AskAlumni

NEW! Leadership experience: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, "Beavs Lead: Spark," from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 4 in Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez (CCCC). Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership approach by examining their values, strengths, identities and passions. This event is open to all students, but first-year, second-year and transfer students are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Register at: beav.es/cel. For more information or accommodations for disabilities contact 541-737-3041 or [email protected]

NEW! Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State managers, supervisors and lead workers. Learners will gain a solid understanding about the principles and policies that apply to our employees; know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities; recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees and be familiar with OSU resources and responsibilities. Fall 2023 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Nov. 14-17 via Zoom. Winter 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Feb. 26-29, via Zoom. Spring 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, May 7-10, via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Care Talks, Succeed at Work: Understanding a Multigenerational Workforce. There are four diverse generations in today’s workplace. This webinar will help you communicate with all coworkers, regardless of age. We will identify generational differences, how to eliminate stereotypes and how to custom-fit your communication style. 10 a.m., Oct. 19. Register today.

APA webinar: OSU’s Regan Gurung will be part of a free one-hour American Psychological Association webinar on the ethics of generative artificial intelligence, with a focus on education, science and practice. 11 a.m., Oct. 19, https://www.apa.org/events/2023/ethics-generative-artificial-intelligence.

JET Program Info Session: OSU students can apply to live and work in Japan after graduation through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Teaching experience and Japanese language ability preferred but not required. The application for 2024 closes on Nov. 17. An info session to learn more and ask questions with staff from the Japanese Consulate and JET Program alumni is offered 11:30 a.m., Oct. 19 in Kidder 236. Full details, including pay, length of employment, and application process are on the website, https://jetprogramusa.org/.

HMSC Research Seminar: Michael S. Tomlinson, a consulting coastal oceanographer, will be giving a seminar titled “Munitions, ROUMRS & Multivariate Statistics,” 3:30 p.m., Oct. 19. In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Food Science and Technology Farm 2 Fork Webinar Series: Reverse Engineering Foods. Ellen Bradley, CFS, founder and principal food scientist of River City Food Group. Have you ever wondered how food scientists duplicate an ingredient or a competitor’s product? There are many reasons why scientists need to perform culinary detective work. Bradley will teach us her tricks of the trade and a few tips that you can utilize at home. Noon, Oct. 20: https://foodsci.oregonstate.edu/foodsci/farm-2-fork-reverse-engineering-foods.

Department of Horticulture seminar series: The Horticulture Fall 2023 Seminar Series takes place at noon on Mondays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom. On Oct. 23, Phil Allen, Brigham Young University horticulture, will present, “Trends in Post-Secondary Horticulture Programs and What it Means for OSU.” The event is free and open to the public. Visit the website for presenter’s bio and the Zoom information at: https://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/horticulture-0.

Pacific madrone tree workshop coming to Roseburg: Participants will learn about the west’s pacific madrone, the largest flowering tree of the family Ericaceae, at “All About Arbutus: A workshop covering pacific madrone from A to Z". The class will spend the morning at the OSU Extension office (1134 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg, OR) and the afternoon looking at madrone trees in the field. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 25. The cost for this class is $10 per person with the option to order a boxed lunch for an additional $15 (upon registering). Registration is required by Oct. 18. For more information and to register online, visit https://beav.es/T7T or call (541) 672-4461.

FYI Friday: Cybersecurity and You (and what OSU does to protect you): Join us virtually for a general overview of common threats to the OSU community, as well as tips and techniques to protect yourself and the community. There will also be an update on initiatives the Office of Information Security is working on for you. Noon, Oct. 27. This event is part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Learn more at Beav.es/infosec.

Accelerating your research using AI: Come hear how OSU researchers across a range of disciplines are using Large Language Models and many other artificial intelligence tools to help them understand and summarize research papers, write code for analysis, process and visualize large amounts of data and much more in a dynamic panel format. Refreshments 12:30 p.m., event 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 31, MU Horizon Room 49. Register for in-person: https://beav.es/qJG. Register for Zoom: https://beav.es/qJN.

PERS Retirement Readiness: Tier 1/Tier2 members within three years of PERS retirement can attend a workshop presented by PERS from 3-5 p.m., Oct. 31 in the Memorial Union (MU) Room 104. Topics include a step-by-step review of a PERS estimate of retirement benefits, retirement options and retirement timelines; guidelines on completing the retirement application; an explanation of working after retirement rules; detailed information regarding the Individual Account Program (IAP); and a list of available resources. This is an in-person event. Click here to register.

Introduction to PERS Retirement: Tier 1/Tier 2 members with more than three years until PERS retirement can  attend a workshop presented by PERS fro 9-11 a.m., Nov. 2 in the Memorial Union (MU) Room 104. Topics include a look at available resources, information about Online Member Services estimates, a review of retirement timelines, an explanation of working after retirement rules, detailed information regarding the Individual Account Program (IAP) and other information you may find useful as you move toward retirement. This is an in-person event. Click here to register.

All About OPSRP: PERS members at any stage in their career who began PERS employment after Aug. 28 can attend a workshop presented by PERS from 2-4 p.m., Nov. 2 in the Memorial Union (MU) Room 104. Topics include membership and vesting requirements, information regarding Online Member Services and estimates, retirement eligibility, detailed information about the Individual Account Program (IAP) and member resources. This is an in-person event. Click here to register.

Take Note

NEW! Child Care assistance: FriendRaisers Child Care Assistance fund is open and applications are due Friday, Oct. 20. To learn more and access the application, click here. The FriendRaisers Child Care Assistance Fund is a small endowment at the OSU Foundation, and annually we’re able to provide assistance to about five employee families. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support OSU quality early care and education, please reach out to [email protected].

NEW! International Friendship Program: Are you an international student or scholar looking for valuable support and exciting opportunities in Oregon? Are you an OSU student, faculty member or Oregon resident interested in building global friendships and engaging in meaningful cultural exchange? The International Friendship Program (IFP) is here to connect you with local community friends and foster lasting relationships. Join the IFP today and embark on a journey of cultural enrichment, global understanding and lifelong friendships. To learn more, visit our IFP website. Priority registration deadline is Oct. 22. 

NEW! New Certificate in the Science and Technology of Alcoholic Beverages: Offered 100% online via Ecampus. Apply now for Winter 2024 for the new certificate in the Science and Technology of Alcoholic Beverages. Learn the fundamentals of crafting wine, beer, cider and spirits through OSU’s renowned Ecampus. Apply by Nov. 1 for non-OSU students to participate in winter term. There are prerequisites to the classes required for the certificate that involve chemistry and microbiology. For more information contact an advisor here.

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Family Care. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Families can cope with disaster by creating a disaster plan. Knowing what to do is not only your responsibility but is the best protection for your family. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/family-care.

Want free contraceptive care? Oregon ContraceptiveCare (CCare) is a program funded through a grant from the Centers for Medicaid Services and the Oregon Department of Human Services that allows Student Health Services to provide FREE reproductive health care and contraceptive services to OSU students who meet certain income criteria. Most students qualify. Sign up for CCare by calling 541-737-9140.

Comment period extended to Wednesday, Nov. 8: An updated draft Forest Management Plan for the Elliott State Research Forest has been released and the public comment period is now open. Since early 2019, OSU and the Oregon Department of State Lands have been working collaboratively to explore transforming the Elliott State Forest into a publicly owned research forest. Review the draft plan and provide your comments. 

Do you like snacks? Volunteers wanted for almond snack study (Corvallis)  Seeking volunteers age 35-60 with minor underlying health conditions, (ex. elevated blood sugar or blood pressure, 20+ pounds overweight) to participate in a research study. Cannot be a smoker, pregnant/breastfeeding or taking vitamin E supplements. The study is 13 weeks, and volunteers will receive $500. Study Title: Almonds to improve gut health and decrease inflammation PI: Laura Beaver, PhD. For more info and to see if you qualify: https://lpi.pub/AlmondStudy  Contact: [email protected]  541-737-3594 

Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment for PEBB plans is Oct. 1-31. Participation is mandatory for enrollment in 2024 PEBB benefits and the HEM health assessment. Employees have several options for completing open enrollment including online at www.Pebbenroll.com, or paper forms here. Email [email protected] with questions, or go to OSU’s Open Enrollment website, PEBB’s Open Enrollment website and PEBB’s Open Enrollment recorded webinars.

Stanford game tickets: Oregon State faculty and staff tickets for the Oregon State football game on Nov. 11 game versus Stanford can be purchased for 50% off. Click here.

Register to attend the 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase & Expo: Tthe OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 25 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo is an opportunity for OSU faculty and staff who are in the market for goods and services or even contemplating a future purchase. Familiarize yourself with supplier offerings, make meaningful contacts, learn about new products and services from a wide array of preferred vendors and pick up some supplier swag. Visit https://osuexpo.org/attendees/ to register for OSU staff attendance.

National Work & Family Month: The Month of October was established by Alliance for Work-Life Progress as National Work & Family Month (NWFM) in 2003. It is a month of dedication to ensure that the worlds of both work and family are in balance in each person’s life. OSU’s NWFM is brought to you by the Family Resource Center & Human Resources. To check out a listing of events taking place, visit our website.

Beaver Store accepting winter course materials: The OSU Beaver Store has begun accepting Winter 2024 course materials adoptions. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: https://beavs.osubeaverstore.com/adoptions/. Submitting course material adoptions prior to Winter term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the campus non-profit store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

Campus Way: The schedule for this project has changed. As part of the West Greenhouse Improvement project, sections of the north sidewalk along SW Campus Way will be closed Oct. 19-Oct. 20. Phase 1 will impact the area between the Seed Laboratory and the West Greenhouses. Phase 2 will impact the area just west of the Seed Laboratory. Pedestrians approaching the area from the east or west may use the crosswalk located at the Seed Laboratory and the south sidewalk to detour around the work area. (View map)

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, intersection work will occur along SW Washington Way at SW 17th, SW 26th and SW 30th streets from Oct. 16 through Oct. 20.    

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, Washington Way between 17th and 26th Streets will remain closed through Tuesday, Oct. 31. In addition to the road closure, the sidewalk on the north side of Washington Way between 17th and 26th Streets will be closed. Pedestrians may use the multi-use path on the south side of Washington Way as a detour.

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 jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

EXTENDED! Bilingual (English and Spanish) Office Specialist 2: OSU Extension Service in Umatilla County invites applications for two Office Specialist 2 positions located in Hermiston and Milton-Freewater. Both positions are 12-month, full-time, classified positions starting at $16.19 hourly + bilingual differential pay and benefits. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both positions, #P04442CT (Milton-Freewater) and #P04443CT (Hermiston). Closes Oct. 31.

NEW! Research Associate: The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate specializing in epidemiology. Posting #P07421UF. Closes Nov. 3.

NEW! Master Gardener and Small Farms Program Coordinators: The Division of Extension and Engagement and the Extension Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Program invite applications for two Master Gardener and Small Farms Program Coordinator positions. These are 12-month, full-time, professional faculty positions. One position, posting #P07410UF, is based at the OSU Extension Service Tillamook County office in Tillamook. The other position, posting #P07411UF, is based at the OSU Extension Service Clatsop County office in Astoria. These Master Gardener and Small Farms Coordinators provide leadership for the county Master Gardener volunteer programs and for programming related to commercial and non-commercial small farms. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both positions. Closes Nov. 10.

Weather

“It was one of those last wonderful days in October, when the air is balmy and the faded sun tries to pretend it's spring.” ~ Jacqueline Susann

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 72, low of 50. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 78, low of 46. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 64, low of 52. Sunny tomorrow.

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