Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 2, 2015

Are You Ready?

CEOAS All College Retreat
October 7, 2015
9:00-3:30, lunch will be provided
CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Cascade Ballroom

 The retreat is for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty, Research Faculty, Instructors, Research Associates, Postdocs, Faculty Research Assistants, Professional Faculty, and Classified Staff.


Monday October 5, 2015.  4 - 5 pm,  Burt 193. Student Seminar: Brad Pitcher (PhD, Geology). "Explosive Eruptions during an Eccentric Era of the Early High Cascades"

Tuesday, October 6, 2015. 12 - 1 pm, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar - Todd Jarvis, Oregon State University. “Return to the womb tour:  Geoconversion through immersion therapy”

Tuesday, October 6, 2015. 3:30 - 4:30 pm,  Burt 193. POA Seminar - Prof. Oleg Saenko, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (Victoria, BC) “Eddy contribution to ocean overturning circulation”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015. 4 - 5 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar - Jenna Tilt, Oregon State University. “Green Infrastructure: Implementation Challenges and Opportunities”

Thursday, October 8, 2015. 4 - 5 pm, Wilkinson 108. G&G Seminar - Heather DeShon, 2015 Earthscope Speaker, Southern Methodist University. “Death of a Fault: A Comparison of Seismicity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone and North Texas”


American Meteorological Society (AMS) new fellow: Roger Samelson!

AMS Editor’s Awards to Journal of Climate, Justin Wettstein: “For consistently outstanding and insightful reviews of manuscripts on atmospheric and climate dynamics.” And also Journal of Physical Oceanography, Jonathan Nash: “For contributing a prolific number of reviews possessing substantial physical insight and logical clarity across an array of disciplines.”

Many congratulations to all!

Reminder to Departments and Supervisors: Hiring Student Employees

Fall term is here, 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.

Professional Development Opportunities

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), located in the Learning Innovation Center at 466 LinC Bldg, 165 SW Sackett Place, offers a variety of resources and tools, one-on-one consultations, quarterly symposia and faculty workshops and seminars to support excellence in teaching and learning in the academic curriculum and learning in co-curricular settings.

Whether you are a brand new instructor seeking a supporting learning community, or a returning instructor hoping to enhance the teaching and learning experience, we encourage you to visit the CTL website for more information.

Among the many important Professional Development Opportunities listed on the CTL website, here a few for your calendars:

New Teacher Welcome: Tuesday, October 13 5:00 pm
Fall Symposium:  Wednesday, October 21
Winter Symposium: Thursday, February 11
Spring Symposium: Thursday, April 21

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Lichen sampling at Champion Lakes Provincial Park in British Columbia with Alyssa Shiel, graduate student Beth Rutila and REU students Emily Hetman and Devan Fitzpatrick.

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