About wellsjil

Administrative Program Assistant with the Division of Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University

Photo and video by Jill Wells

Family Community Health Extension Program Leader Roberta Riportella is taking the public health discussion upstream into the policy realm. All Extension programs have opportunities to collaborate and think in terms of health impacts. Learn more about her plans to tackle wicked public health concerns in this month’s First Monday Update.

Speaking of well-being, Vice Provost Scott Reed encourages you to describe what you are doing to take care of yourself and reenergize this summer. Share your plans in the comment section below.

The University Outreach and Engagement blog is reinstating People Profiles. This month, learn something about four of your colleagues: Amanda Gladics, Lynn Long, Charles Robinson and Michelle Sager. “Stop by” and say hello!

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Scott welcomes Ana Lu Fonseca, University Outreach and Engagement’s assistant director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the newest member of the Division’s five-person executive team. She has energy, enthusiasm and ideas, including creating a team of Diversity Champions.

Post your suggestions and ideasbelow about what the team of Diversity Champions should consider to deepen our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

Photo: Jill Wells

The new OSU brand is more than the new logo. A consistent and powerful brand will increase awareness and support for the university’s mission of teaching, research and outreach. Undeniably, some patience will be required as tools and resources become available, but there is information to help you adjust to the new brand.

Branding FAQ

Brand Guide

The first person* to tell us the official names of the primary colors in the comment section of the blog will receive some new brand swag! Brand colors can be found in the OSU brand guide.

*Staff and faculty who participated in the brand launch on April 24, or attended the Brand Conference on April 25, are ineligible to participate.

Photo: Jill Wells via SnapChat

OSU Extension Service needs to evolve and innovate to serve Oregon and our communities. The eXtension iTeam is challenging us to think innovatively and they are providing the vehicle to amplify our innovative talents in a collaborative environment at the Innovate Extension 2017 event on May 23.

The University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon event on April 17 also celebrates innovation, but this time its innovative outreach and engagement projects. Experience 15 award-winning projects from across the university. Register and learn more here.

March 2017 First Monday Update
Video produced by Stephen Ward, Extension and Experiment Station Communications, and edited by Jill Wells, Extension Administration

 

Wild Rivers Coast Alliance collaborates with Oregon State University on local seafood issues, invasive species and most recently on tourism. Scott Reed, vice provost for University Outreach and Engagement and director of OSU Extension Service, traveled to Bandon on the South Coast to meet the people and organization that offers office space and introductions to regional tourism collaborators to one of the newest positions in OSU Extension: Associate Professor Miles Phillips, tourism and business development specialist. Community partnerships are focused on helping the South Coast thrive.

View the longer video to learn more.

Share with Scott in the comment section of this O&E blog post the partnerships you are building in your communities. In addition, let Scott know if you would like to have the First Monday video filmed in your community!

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Photo and video by Jill Wells

Community vitality and whiteboarding—yes, it is a real verb—come together in the February First Monday Video. Lindsey Shirley, associate provost of University Outreach and Engagement and associate director of OSU Extension Service, and Jeff Sherman, assistant director of University Outreach and Engagement, demonstrate their collective innovation and problem-solving process. They want your input into their community vitality process and outcome.

Share the projects and ideas you are whiteboarding, or invite Jeff and Lindsey to join you in a whiteboard session, in the comment section below.

Scott Reed, OSU Division of Outreach and EngagementVideo and photo credit: Jill Wells

Working in partnership with communities is essential to the mission and goals of University Outreach and Engagement. So essential, in fact, that three of the Division’s five strategic goals mention community. A prize awaits the first person to correctly identify and post them in the comments below. But more than that, what are new ways to engage our communities that we should begin planning for in the next legislative biennium? Scott wants your ideas.

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Photo and video by Jill Wells 

To connect with underserved communities and encourage them to experience the great outdoors, Extension in Linn and Benton counties collaborate with community partners to produce “Get Outdoors Day.” Tune into this month’s video to learn how the event is relevant, fun and friendly to hundreds of kids and the Latino community.

Is there a project you think should be featured in a First Monday video? Reply by posting a comment or emailing jill.wells@oregonstate.edu.

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Healthy communities are important to our quality of life. Vince Adams, extension educator and coordinator of the Rural Communities Explorer (RCE), joined Scott for this month’s First Monday video. RCE is a web-based tool that provides demographic and economic indicators about all–rural and urban–communities in Oregon and should be used by Extension and community leaders as a resource to identify areas of community strengths and challenges. Vince announced that a new more intuitive RCE interface will launch at the end of October.

Let us know how you have used RCE in your community work by commenting on the blog.

Congratulations to Marilyn Lesmeister for sharing her thoughts on innovation on the O&E blog. The Innovator’s Dilemma, by bestseller author Clayton Christensen, will be heading her way. Thank you, too, to the others that shared how they focus on innovation. Click here to read all the comments.