Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 4, 2015

Reception and Tribute for Dean Abbott

In celebration of Mark’s new adventure at WHOI, we will be hosting a reception on September 15, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 pm in Burt courtyard—so save the date and stay tuned for further details.

Graduate Fellowship Information – Two sessions offered

Session 1 – Tuesday, September 1, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, FURM 101
Session 2 – Tuesday, September 8, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, FURM 101

Please join us for a Graduate Fellowship information session, appropriate for supervising professors, graduate coordinators and directors, administrative assistants/managers, HR staff, anyone involved in the supervision or appointment/appointment process for Graduate Fellows at OSU.  Topics include definitions and eligibility requirements for a formal Graduate Fellowship appointment; tuition remission information; appointment process updates and changes; and a Q&A session.

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): Family Members Attending Other Oregon Public Universities

September 10, 2015 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for family members attending other Oregon Public Universities during Fall Term 2015.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information can be found here.  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, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Reminder to Departments and Supervisors: Hiring Student Employees

Fall term is approaching quickly, and many departments and supervisors will be hiring student employees.  As a friendly reminder, Oregon State University requires that all hourly student positions be posted competitively for a minimum of three business days in the OSU Jobs Online Recruiting System.  The FOBC Human Resources team is here to guide and assist you as you recruit and hire student employees.  To get started, please initiate a student job posting by submitting the FOBC HR Student Position Request Form.  Supervisors can find additional information and tools for student recruitment on the FOBC HR Website and the OSU Student Employment Program Website.  Please contact FOBC HR with any questions or concerns.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Jonathan Nash's team aboard R/V Revelle in the Indian Ocean, taken from a camera aboard their ocean drone "ROSS," a small gas-powered kayak built by OSU engineer June Marion as ROSS is released from the ship's stern. The boat completed a 100 km mission by itself, collecting information about the surface temperature and currents that help scientists better predict monsoon cycles. The team includes Jonathan, June, OSU students and post-docs Nick McComb, Andy Pickering, Kevin Tennyson and Kerstin Cullen, professor Emily Shroyer, and scientists from India, WHOI, Scripps and UMass.

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