Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 29, 2015


Tuesday, June 2, 2015. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Prof. Andreas Klocker -University of Tasmania Hobart, Tasmania Australia. "Wave-turbulence interaction in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current"

Thursday, June 4, 2015. 4 - 5 pm, Wilkinson 108. G&G Seminar: Amanda Keen-Zebert, Desert Research Institute. "What you can learn from dating in bars: Using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) to investigate fuvial processes"

Friday, June 5, 2015. 12 - 1 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar:  Pete Gaube, UW APL.  "Physical/Biological Interaction at the Oceanic Mesoscale: From Phytoplankton to White Sharks”

Friday, June 5, 2015. 2 - 3 pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar: Dr. Dawn Wright. "Trends in Ocean/Coastal GIS and Environmental Intelligence"

Geodesy of Hawaiian Volcanoes talk

You are invited to join for a talk Wednesday June 3 at 9 a.m. in Wilkinson 108
by Michael Poland from the Cascade Volcano Observatory
on "Lessons learned about Hawaiian volcanoes using geodesy, from magma supply to lava lakes"

Congratulations! 2015 Promotions!

Lorenzo Ciannelli, promotion to Professor with Indefinite Tenure 
Simon de Szoeke, promotion to Associate Professor
Angel White, promotion to Associate Professor
Brian Haley, promotion to Associate Professor, Senior Research
David Mellinger, Professor, Senior Research

Promotion to Senior Faculty Research Assistant I:
David Langner
Jesse Muratli
Paul Walczak

Promotion to Senior Faculty Research Assistant II:
Thomas Leach
Bruce Marler
David Reinert
Michael Schlax
Andy Ungerer
B. Walt Waldorf

Promotions effective July 1, 2015.

Hot off the Press - Spring 2015 Issue of Elements Newsletter

Check out the inaugural Elements e-newsletter and read about our outstanding faculty, students and alumni. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/elements/2015/spring/

Staff Fee Privileges

June 8, 2015 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for family members attending other Oregon Public Universities during Summer Term 2015.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information.  Completed forms should be returned to: Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources, 154 Peavy Hall, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR for appeal process information and instructions.

Temporary Employment

Summer is almost upon us and the following is a reminder regarding temporary hires and the use of external temporary employment agencies. This reminder includes a change which is a result of the University’s continuing efforts to review policies and procedures following OSU’s departure from the Oregon University System. The QRF guidelines follow:

  • When contracting external temporary employees the University is required by law to utilize the services of a Qualified Rehabilitation Facility (QRF) in accordance with the provisions of ORS 279-835 to 279-855 and applicable Administrative Rules prior to contacting Barret Business Services, Inc. (BBSI).
  • When a QRF is unable to meet your placement needs within a reasonable time period (typically 24 hours) from the date a request is submitted by your business center, Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) may be used.
  • Please remember that your request must go to the QRF first and only if they are not able to meet your needs can BBSI be contacted next.
  • If you have already identified someone you would like to contract through an external temporary agency, you need to contract those services through the QRF of your choice, provided a QRF offers the needed services.

Additional information is available on the OHR webpage Temporary Staff Appointments  and you may utilize the Department of Administrative Services QRF Services Tool to assist you in identifying the appropriate QRF for your area (select “Temporary Staffing Services” from the “Select a Service” drop down menu).

IMPORTANT:  All external temporary agency and non-agency OSU temporary hires are coordinated through your Business Center HR team.  Please make your BC HR team your first point of contact.

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS PhD student Katy Serafin and CEOAS Post doc Rob Hatfield got married recently in Mystic, Connecticut. It was a beautiful wedding! Photo credit: Amy Hiebert

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