The Water Main, feeding Gilbert Hall, is leaking.  Facilities needs to get in to replace the feed pipe.  The repair means ALL water will be shut off in Gilbert Hall this Tuesday morning, June 19th.  The shut-down will affect everything: Bathrooms, Sinks, Labs, Hot Water, and even the fire suppression sprinkler system, etc.

Facilities estimate the repair will take 2 to 4 hours. First thing Tuesday, they are going to start draining the building water systems.  They will then replace the defective pipe, test for leaks, and re-fill the building water lines.

For planning purposes, I’m thinking we will not have water back until noon. I would also caution that when you use water Tuesday afternoon, to slowly open the valves in case there is ‘burping’ or sputtering of any trapped air.

Everyone may want to bring in some drinking water and find alternate locations for bathroom facilities:  Gilbert Addition (yes, they will still have water), Rogers Hall, Weniger Hall, Monroe Businesses(?), etc.

Please pre-plan for this repair evolution.

Thank you,



Rusty Root

Coordinator-Building Services

Linus Pauling
Date Time Site Device Count Notes
6/18/2018 9am-5:30pm Linus Pauling 136 Access to Elevator Shaft Required
6/19/2018 7:30am-6pm Linus Pauling Finish  
Date Time Site Device Count Notes
6/20/2018 7:30am-6pm AG Life Sciences 102 Access to Elevator Shaft Required
Gilbert Hall & Gilbert Addition
Date Time Site Device Count Notes
7/5/2018 11am-9pm Gilbert Hall 30  
    Gilbert Hall Addition 15  
Radiation Center
Date Time Site Device Count Notes
7/31/2018 11am-9pm Radiation Center 154  


Commencement is one of the major milestones in life. We invite you to celebrate with our graduates and their families at a special celebration. Please join us for the College of Science Graduation Reception on Friday, June 15, 2018, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

RSVP by June 11

We are extremely proud of our graduates and all that they have accomplished. Please encourage our graduates in the College of Science to attend this celebration.  We want to send them off with good wishes as they go out and transform the world through science.

We look forward to celebrating this major milestone with our graduates and encourage you to join us for a reception featuring a globally inspired menu, festive cupcakes and refreshing beverages.

RSVP by June 11

Friday, June 15, 2018

Valley Library Quad outside Kidder Hall
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

OSU Accounts Payable has maintained a program called AutoPay for a number of years.  The AutoPay program allows employees to make purchases from certain vendors using an OSU index for billing purposes.  After April 20th we will transition some of the AutoPay vendors to other purchasing and payment methods. This transition will enable the Accounts Payable team to focus on further enhancement of new technology and additional methods for purchasing and payment. To assist you with the transition, please see the chart below indicating the vendors, the purchasing/payment method, preferred method and secondary method.  We appreciate your collaboration as we move through this transition.  If you have questions, please contact RaeLee Aguilar or Kelly Kozisek


Purchasing/Payment Methods  
Supplier Preferred Secondary  
Azumano Travel Service Inc Remaining on AutoPay N/A  
Bi-Mart Corp Remaining on AutoPay N/A  
Enterprise Holdings Remaining on AutoPay N/A  
GCA Education Services Inc Remaining on AutoPay N/A  
NW Natural Gas Company Remaining on AutoPay N/A  
Robnetts Hardware Remaining on AutoPay N/A  
Office Depot/Max Inc BennyBuy Catalog Website w/ Pcard*  
Staples BennyBuy Catalog Website w/ Pcard*  
TWGW Inc (Napa) BennyBuy Catalog Website or Phone w/ Pcard  
VWR International LLC BennyBuy Catalog Website or Phone w/ Pcard*  
WW Grainger, Inc. BennyBuy Catalog Website or Phone w/ Pcard  
Fisher Scientific LLC BennyBuy Purchase Request BuyOrange Portal w/ Index  
Oregonian Publishing Company BennyBuy Purchase Request Email w/ Pcard  
Oregon State University Bookstore Walk-in w/ Pcard Phone w/ Pcard  
Smith Glass Service Inc BennyBuy Purchase Request Phone w/ Pcard  
Willamette Graystone Inc BennyBuy Purchase Request Walk-in w/ Pcard  
*Website will be available through BuyOrange Portal

The Drug Discovery Group here at Schrödinger is growing rapidly – we’re now up to 65 people – and we have openings for Bachelor’s level scientists.    The Drug Discovery Associate Data Specialist and Drug Discovery Manager, Data Science positions are listed on our website (  The Drug Discovery Data Entry Associate position will be posted within the next week or two.