Hello – I am contacting you to let you know about a full time temporary teaching position at Centralia College.  The assignment starts in Winter Quarter (January).

If you have any students with recent Master’s or higher degrees, or that are about to defend, I would love to have them apply.  This will most likely turn into a tenure track job.

If you would pass on my contact info I’d appreciate it.  I’m also posting the job link.




Thank you for any help you can provide!

Karen Goodwin

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Centralia College



Greetings OSU students, staff and faculty.

In looking at the year ahead and the busyness of integrating our work and family lives we want to highlight and share a number of unique services and programs OSU offers in support of work-life and families with dependent care needs.


Quarterly workshops designed for students and employees who have taken a leave of absence for the arrival of a child and are returning to their work and studies. http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/FRCevents

Beaver Family Connections

Bring your lunch from 12-1pm and join in on interesting topics and discussions related to your child’s development and your family health and well-being. There are three series that focus on different age ranges: baby, childhood and tween/teens. Open to all students, staff and faculty. http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/FRCevents


Through the support of the Office of the Provost, all members of the OSU campus community may access Care.comthrough our institutional membership for FREE! With OSU’s portal you can search for care providers near you without paying membership costs. Search for providers of child care, adult & senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. Visit http://www.care.com/OSU to create a free profile using your OSU email address.

ElderCare Connections

Join us for monthly, lunch hour, informational meetings and discussions about what it means to be a caregiver and how to optimally support the ones you love and yourself. Bring friends, colleagues, and whoever else you feel could benefit from these sessions, we are open to everyone. http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/FRCevents

Flexible Work Arrangements  

OSU is committed to being a great place to work, learn and flourish; and to creating and sustaining healthy environments that enable community members to live productive, balanced and engaged lives. In an effort to confirm this commitment, OSU supports the use of flexible work arrangements (FWA) in situations where there is a mutual benefit to the employee and university. Look for A Guide to Flexible Work Arrangements at OSU, coming soon!

Lactation Support

OSU has a network of over 30 well-appointed campus lactation roomshttp://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/lactation-rooms in addition to free lactation parking permits to facilitate on campus nursing sessions.  For additional information and to obtain a free copy of Nursing Mother, Working Mother contact the Family Resource Center at 541-737-4906 or familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

Family Spaces

The Family Resource Center @ Avery Lodge and the MU Family Lounge (on the west side of the main floor living room) are both comfortable places to spend time with young children.http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/family-spaces



Susan and Dan


Susan Capalbo                                                                                Dan Larson

Senior Vice Provost                                                                        Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Oregon State University                                                                Oregon State University

susan.capalbo@oregonstate.edu                                                 dan.larson@oregonstate.edu

OSU’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU tenure line and non-tenure line faculty, staff, and students to attend the 2018 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Conference in Sunriver, Jan. 26-27, 2018. In order to apply, please complete and submit the online form by Friday, Oct. 27. Notification of awards will be sent by Friday, Nov. 10. Apply through the following link: http://bit.ly/2kCAiFu Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu

Information regarding the 2017-2018 URSA Engage Program is available at http://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/research/funding-opportunities/ursa-engage. URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their program at OSU. The first step in this process is for faculty to fill out the Mentor Summary Form by Nov. 6. Summaries of mentors’ research/creative focus and examples of potential projects will be posted on the URSA webpage for undergraduates to review.

Mandatory Open Enrollment for
2018 PEBB BENEFITS & HEM Health Assessment
October 1 – October 31, 2017
Open Enrollment & HEM “Drop-in” Help Sessions
Benefits Staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance in completing Open Enrollment and/or the HEM online health assessment. 



PEBB Open Enrollment webinar schedule: 
Learn about changes to employee health benefit plans for the upcoming 2018 plan year.
There are four webinars. Please register for the date and time that works best for you. Register today!



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar (View System Requirements).
Mandatory Open Enrollment Summary
Open Enrollment and selection of your participation status in the 2018 Health Engagement Model (HEM) program is MANDATORY. 
Two (2) Actions Required:


  • Action 1:  PEBB Open Enrollment completion – complete between October 1-31, 2017.  Confirm your benefit elections, make changes, re-enroll in flexible spending accounts, AND indicate your HEM participation status for 2018.


If Opting Out, you MUST take action and affirm you and your dependents have minimal essential coverage.


  • Action 2:  HEM Health Assessment Completion – complete between September 1 – October 31, 2017.  If you have or will elect to participate in the HEM for 2018, you must complete the HEM health assessment by October 31, 2017. 


Additional Information:



How to re-enroll and make changes during Open Enrollment
Online EnrollmentOctober 1, 2017 through midnight October 31, 2017 (https://pebbbenefits.oha.oregon.gov/)
Return to Employee Benefits at:


  • Campus Mail: 204 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis OR
  • US Mail: 122 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis OR 97331-2132
  • Fax: 541.737.0553


2018 Health Engagement Model (HEM)
If you elect to participate in the 2018 HEM, you MUST complete the online health assessment by October 31, 2017.  The HEM program will provide a financial incentive in your pay if you elect to participate and a financial disincentive in your health plan if you choose not to participate.  To complete, login to/or create (as applicable) your account with your current health insurance provider.


  • Spouse/Partner does not need to complete the health assessment.


If you have questions, please contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu or 541.737.2805.
Employee Benefits | Office of Human Resources |  
Oregon State University | Direct: 541.737.2805 | Fax: 541.737.0553 |
Location:  204 Kerr Admin Bldg | Mailing: 122 Kerr Admin Bldg | Corvallis, OR 97331-2132 | Go Beavs!

Humans versus Zombies, a student-led activity, will be taking place on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus from Monday October 23rd until Saturday October 28th, 2017. During this game, players will be on campus with toy Nerf blasters in what is, in essence, a game of tag.  This game has been played yearly since 2008.

Our goal in sending this email is to alert our campus community who might not expect this event to be played on campus and to recognize what is going on.  We want to respect those who might experience alarm or distress when seeing groups of individuals moving throughout campus carrying Nerf blasters.

Participants of this outdoor-only game will be indicated by a colorful band of cloth worn on either the individual’s head or arm.  Please note that participants with BRIGHT PINK bands are acting as moderators, or referees, and can tell the players to move gameplay to another location if asked by OSU faculty or staff.  We estimate that there will be between 50 and 200 participants.  During this game you might see groups of players running around together, picking up brightly marked boxes, chasing one another around campus, and playing with Nerf blasters.

Any students or staff with concerns should contact Campus Public Safety non-emergency number, 541-737-3010.  For more information, you can email the game’s organizers at mods@osundead.com, or visit the HvZ website at www.osundead.com.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for an extended term Academic Professional Lecturer (APL) in organic chemistry. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate organic chemistry level and manage the undergraduate organic teaching labs. Responsibilities for the organic teaching labs will include experiment development and testing, supply purchasing, weekly lab setup, managing teaching assistants and maintenance of instruments and labs. The organic lab facilities are comprised of three labs with associated instrument rooms and computer analysis rooms in the recently completed Enzi Undergraduate Lab Facility (http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry/building/). The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to departmental and university services. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The position will start Fall 2018 and will be filled at the Assistant APL level (6 year renewable terms via 9-month appointments). The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry
Desired Qualifications: a strong background in practical organic laboratory operations, teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a strong understanding of mechanistic organic chemistry. Required Materials: Complete the online application using the below link and upload as one document: a CV listing relevant organic laboratory experience, graduate level organic coursework, any teaching experience and include a statement of teaching philosophy.
Additionally, applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to chemistry@uwyo.edu.

This year, the Next Great Startup is organizing lead-in competitions for participating colleges to determine the next great startup in their field. We are excited to announce that the Honors College will be participating during fall term!  If you know of any HC students with an entrepreneurial spirit, please encourage them to enter this competition.  Students may choose anyone else to be on their team and assist their startup, including faculty, community members, and students from other academic colleges.

Applications must be submitted by a current Honors College student and are due no later than October 20th. We will review these after the deadline and inform all applicants of their application status within the week.

For more information and to apply, visit http://nextgreatstartup.oregonstate.edu/honors. If you have any questions, please email Rylan Good at rylan.good@oregonstate.edu.

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 26, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarshipsfor detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links.

Job Details:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry/Polymer Science to begin in August 22, 2018. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests related to material science and/or synthesis of polymers will be considered.

• A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a very closely related discipline.
• One year of teaching experience (which may be satisfied by two semesters of half-time teaching assistantships in graduate school).
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Experience and interest in mentoring undergraduate research.
• Ability to effectively teach general chemistry courses.
• Ability to effectively teach upper-level lecture and lab courses in organic and polymer chemistry.
• Ability to contribute to existing program emphases and/or experience with instrumentation.

Teaching responsibilities include lecture and lab courses in general chemistry, and upper-level courses in organic and polymer chemistry. Curriculum development in organic and polymer chemistry is expected. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program that involves undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities include seeking external funding for undergraduate research, academic advising, performing committee service and other duties as assigned.

Department and College Information:
The Chemistry Department currently consists of 11 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 6 instructional academic staff. The Department offers American Chemical Society (ACS) certified BS degrees in Chemistry, and also offers a Chemistry Minor and a 2-year Pre-Pharmacy Program. The Department has approximately 120 majors and graduates 15 to 20 students per year. Faculty within the program work closely with students and provide several opportunities for undergraduate research. For more information, please see the departmental web page at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/ems/chemistry.

The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,500 students in BS degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, Broad-field Science, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems, and ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics. The College also offers an online Master of Engineering program which has been designated as a “Best Buy” in online education.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level
education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

To Ensure Consideration:
Application review begins October 23, 2017, and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To Apply:
Please submit applications online:
Applications must include:
1. A letter of application addressing all required qualifications.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 page limit).
4. A separate statement of research plans that includes projects to engage undergraduate students (3 page limit).
5. Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
6. Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references (at least one of whom can speak to teaching ability).

Questions about this position may be addressed to:
Dr. Raja Annamalai at (608)342-6091or annamalaiv@uwplatt.edu
Dr. Mohammad Rabbani at (608)342-7344 or rabbanim@uwplatt.edu