OSU students are returning to classes for the fall term and are beginning to move into their homes for the upcoming year.  The 4th annual Community Welcome makes it easy to start the new school year off on a friendly note. OSU has produced materials to start a conversation with student neighbors and will be canvasing neighborhoods on September 24 in celebration of National Good Neighbor Day.   Please visit the volunteer registration site for more information –http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d0f2ib4u3jOtNOt

“Land use” has a direct impact on how you experience the place you call “home” – including the type of housing, businesses, and amenities near where you live, work, and play. The City of Corvallis is launching a series of community workshops in September to gather input on land use needs, challenges, and opportunities. We hope OSU faculty and staff will share their opinions by joining an upcoming community conversation or participating in an online survey. Please visit the website for more information –


Insights from a veteran entrepreneur, scientist, executive and investor, Dr. Judith Giordan

Judy Giordan is the co-founder of the Chemical Angels Network, Managing Director of ecosVC, Inc., professor of Practice at OSU, an entrepreneur and former Fortune 100 executive. Judy serves as board member, co-founder, advisor and investor in seed and early stage start-ups.

Her previous executive positions include Corporate Vice President and Global Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group. She has also held management and technical contributor positions at Polaroid and ALCOA, has served with the National Science Foundation as Program Director for the IGERT Program and in founder and leadership roles in startups.  Read more…

Dear Department Chair:

The department of chemistry at Smith College has initiated a search for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry position to begin July 2018. The successful candidate will regularly teach advanced inorganic chemistry as well as general chemistry and may also teach electives and other courses aligning with their area of expertise.  Candidates with expertise in any subfield of inorganic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Additional relevant experience may include postdoctoral research or college-level teaching. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is expected by the time of appointment.

We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program with undergraduate student participation.

Smith College is the largest independent women’s college in the country and is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.

We are very interested in having a strong pool of candidates, especially those from under-represented groups. We ask for your help in identifying any potential candidates that you may see fitting our criteria. We are including a copy of an advertisement soon to appear in Chemical & Engineering News. We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this request and/or to pass the information along to eligible candidates.



Elizabeth Jamieson, Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee

Email: ejamieso@smith.edu

Phone: (413) 585-7588


The OSU Experience site was launched about a year ago to provide students with a comprehensive website that highlights co-curricular and support services across campus. From experiential learning programs, to civic engagement opportunities, to living-learning communities, the site features a broad range of paths for students to engage and find meaning. This is also a tool for you when working with students — feel free to contact me if you would like promotional materials about the website to display in your student spaces.

The site has recently expanded to include a section for faculty and staff. This section provides information on how you can connect with students beyond the classroom. As we gear up for the new academic year, visit this section to find ways that you can impact students’ co-curricular experiences in meaningful ways.



Best wishes,



Carolyn Boyd, Director

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