In this week’s issue:

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon

Outreach and engagement is an essential element of OSU’s land grant mission. Learn about 15 award-winning projects involving nine colleges and six campus units; many project teams include OSU students. The event is April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Lunch is $20. Register now.

2017 4-H Spring Conference Awardees

At the 2017 4-H Spring Conference, Faculty and staff were recognized for their dedication to Oregon 4-H.

Communicator Awards
Educational Package (Team): Virginia Bourdeau, Andy Hoffman, Jim Sloan – Oregon Entomology Project
Educational Piece (Individual): Jamie Davis – Presentation Ninja
Periodical Publication (Team): Emily McDonal-Williams, Emily Anderson – Jr. Master Naturalist Newsletter
Personal Column: Laurie Michaels
Promotional Package (Team): Karissa Dishon, Pamela Rose, Ann Marie Murphy, Erik Simmons, Candy Bothum, Kelly Noack, Jamie Davis, Pati Craven, Claire Sponseller, Margie House – Marketing Templates
Promotional Piece (Individual): Claire Sponseller – Hold for Inspection flyer
Promotional Piece (Team): Karissa Dishon, Pamela Rose, Roberta Lundeburg – State Fair Banner
Published Photo: Shana Withee
Video Program: Jon Gandy, Katie Ralls, Karissa Dishon, Reaza Mansur, Lindsay Walker, Katy Joyce – Camp Tumbleweed Video
Featured Story: Robin Galloway & Michael Jensen – ACA Camping Magazine: “Don’t Let your Camp go to Pot”

Specialty Awards
Educational Technology Award (Individual): Karissa Dishon – Did You Know Video Series
Educational Technology Award: Virginia Bourdeau, Emily Anderson, Emily McDonald Williams and Andy Hoffmann – Jr.Master Naturalist Website
Excellence in 4-H Club Support Award: Reaza Mansur – Expressive Arts Learning Series: To Dye For and Framed
Excellence in Teamwork Award: Patrick Willis, Stacey Sowders, Beth Stamand, Allice Phillips, Janet Nagele, Virginia Bourdeau, Margie House, Emily Andreson, Emily McDonald-Williams, Jody Einerson, Maggie Livesay, Todd Williver, Lindsay Walker, Lu Seapy, Amber Anderson, Joel Riese, Elli Vanderzanden, Beth Ann Beamer, Liana Harden, Shanna Northway, Shanna Withee, Barb Brody – STEM Beyond School
Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education Award (Individual): Samara Rufner – Ag. In the Classroom
Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education Award (Team): Virginia Bourdeau, Emily Anderson, Robin Galloway, Andy Hoffmann and Todd Williver – Florida Study
Search For Excellence in Teen Programming Award: Teresa Middleton – Douglas County 4-H Teen Leaders
Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award: Karissa Dishon, Reaza Mansur, Jon Gandy, Katie Ralls, Katy Joyce, Lindsay Walker, Jill Eveland, Beth Ann Beamer Reservation 4-H – Camp Tumbleweed
Excellence in Urban 4-H Programming Award: Karissa Dishon, Diana Stevens, Reaza Mansur , Matt Yeager, Candi Bothum, Todd Williver – Deschutes County 4-H Urban Outreach
Excellence in Animal Science Programming Award: Claire Sponseller – “Hold for Inspection!” A Livestock Quality Assurance Program
Excellence in Communication and Expressive Arts Award (Individual): Mike Knutz – Learn by Doing: Building Teen’s Communication Skills
Excellence in Healthy Living Programming Award: Carole Smith, David Melville, Jamie Cox -SNACZ

Service Awards
Achievement in Service Award: Karissa Dishon
Achievement in Service Award: Emily Anderson
Distinguished Service Award: Barbara Brody
Distinguished Service Award: Elissa Wells
Meritious Service Award: Maggie Livesay

Congratulations to all the winners.  Thank you for all that you do!

Outstanding Educational Program Assistant (EPA) Service Awards

OSU Extension Service employs educational program assistants (EPA) who manage and assist in many program areas. EPAs are non-clerical, classified employees under the direction of Extension faculty who assist in coordination, promotion and evaluation of program elements.

The College of Public Health & Human Sciences EPA service awards were started in 2015 with the purpose of recognizing outstanding performance provided by EPAs in 4-H, Family and Community Health (FCH), EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Extension Program areas.

These awards are designed for those in the position of EPA1 or EPA2 who work in 4-H Youth Development, FCH, EFNEP or SNAP-Ed Extension Program areas in the state of Oregon.

College of Public Health & Human Sciences, Outstanding Educational Program Assistant (EPA) Service Awards for 4-H, FCH, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP
2017 EPA Award Winners:

Newer EPA

  • Emily McDonald-Williams, Lane County, 4-H
  • Kathy Bates, Douglas County, SNAP-Ed

Experienced EPA

  • Lu Seapy, Wasco County, 4-H
  • Anne Gross, Josephine County, EFNEP
  • Ann Bloom, Wallowa County, SNAP-Ed
  • Lucy Lores, Multnomah County, SNAP-Ed

Congratulations to these winners. OSU Extension is honored to have you as part of our team!

New Director for MCAREC

Steve Castagnoli has accepted the position as Director of the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) in Hood River, Oregon, beginning April 1. Steve is currently an Associate Professor in OSU’s Department of Horticulture. He joined the department in 1992, and has been an extension faculty member at MCAREC for almost 17 years. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge of tree fruit research, production and pest management to the Director position. Through his extension position in Hood River, he also has an exemplary record of outreach to growers in the Mid-Columbia region.

Broader Impacts Summit

Information on the Broader Impacts Summit at Skamania in SW Washington April 26-28. This is a great opportunity for OSU staff and faculty to learn more about connecting their work to NSF broader impacts requirements – only a short drive. Anyone with questions can contact Julie.Risien@oregonstate.edu. To register on an OSU index just call conference services, Phone: (541) 737-9300, Toll-Free: (800) 678-6311. More information is here https://broaderimpacts.net/summit-2017/

CONFERENCE THEME: POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

The three-day conference that will focus on bringing folks together to share the collective passion and vision of the NABI community. Skamania Lodge is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. The Conference Planning Committee has been busy developing sessions and networking opportunities that will utilize the casual atmosphere of the lodge and the beauty of the natural setting.

Some early highlights of Summit 2017 Planning:

  • Solar Eclipse Panel celebrating the partnerships created to develop programming for the 2017 solar eclipse;
  • BI Evaluation Workshop due to popular demand, sessions are being organized to discuss best practices in evaluating broader impacts;
  • Summit 2017 T-shirt Contest- for NABI members to participate in and vote on the conference winner;
  • Family Friendly Fun–coordinated excursions for those that wish to explore the many recreational activities at Skamania Lodge.

In this week’s issue:

Registration is now open for Innovate Extension

Have great ideas for Extension that are ‘outside of the box’? Interested in strengthening your creativity and innovation skills? Want to connect with like-minded peers? Want to receive coaching from innovation experts? Want a chance to win funding?

Plan to attend the INNOVATE Extension event: May 23rd in Corvallis.

The event is free, open to all Extension faculty/staff (and includes great swag), but space is limited to 100 participants.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Deadline to sign up is 4/10.

Want to know more about Innovate Extension? Check out the FAQ for all the details or visit the event website: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/innovate/innovate-extension-event-details/

Save the Date for the Outreach and Engagement Awards Celebration

April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Join colleagues from across OSU as they receive Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence. Ignite-style presentations will feature ten exceptional, award-winning outreach and engagement projects. Five additional projects will receive honorable mention recognition. The outstanding projects were selected from a pool of almost 60 nominations. Registration opens this week for the awards celebration and luncheon.

OSU Agriculture amongst the top in the world

According to Agri Marketing Magazine, Oregon State University is ranked as the 13th Best Agricultural College in the World. Look at their complete list here.

Congratulations OSU College of Agriculture.

Extension in the News

Residents give input to committee
The Argus Observer
March 17, 2017
Featuring Malheur County Extension

In this week’s issue:

Condolences: Jane Capizzi and Amy Peters  

It is with sadness we share the passing of E. Jane Capizzi and Amy Peters.

E. Jane Capizzi, retired 4-H faculty,  passed away on Feb. 25 in Corvallis. Jane was a 4-H agent in Douglas County, and also served as a 4-H leader and later as coordinator for the OSU state 4-H International Foreign Youth Exchange program in Corvallis.

A memorial service was held on March 12 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis.

Amy Peters, Ag Extension Faculty in Coos County, passed away on March 3rd 2017 at her home in Myrtle Point Oregon.

Her service will be held at the Pavilion located at the Myrtle Point Fair grounds on March 25th 2017, at 2pm. Pastor Lloyd Pounds of the First Christian Church, where she regularly attended, will be officiating.

Outdoor Summit Postponed

The Outdoor Summit has been postponed to allow for more planning time. More information to come.

Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: Save the Date

The Vice Provost Awards for Excellence Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 17 at CH2M Hill on the Oregon State main Campus.

Spring O&E Magazine is now available

The spring 2017 edition of O&E magazine is available in print and online. The publication also will appear in the spring edition of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine, which mails in early April. Copies of O&E will be mailed to each Extension office and Agriculture Experiment Stations. Applied research is the publication’s theme and include stories about engaging coastal communities in wave energy development; better-fed honeybees fight off harmful effects of parasite; 30-day lifestyle intervention lowers risk factors for chronic disease; and Cattle spend limited time in streams. Readers are also encouraged to download the Extension free book on “Coping with Caregiving: How to Manage Stress When Caring for the Elderly.

Share the publication with stakeholders, community partners and learners. Contact Jill Wells (jill.wells@oregonstate.edu) or Ann Marie Murphy (annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu) for copies.

Chick Cam

The Clatsop County Chick Cam is LIVE!

The chicks were expected to hatch today, March 13, but an early bird hatched yesterday and it appears she has been joined by a sibling already.

To watch the rest of chicks hatch, go to http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clatsop/ 

OSU begins live stream of chick hatching

Extension in the News

Wallowa County’s emerging food movement is apparent at the FEAST gathering
Wallowa County Chieftain
March 8, 2017
Featuring Ann Bloom, Wallowa County Extension

Teens as Teachers 4-H program opportunity
Tillamook Headlight Herald
March 10, 2017
Featuring: Jessica Linnell, Tillamook County Extension

In this week’s issue:

What does it take to enable students to see the planet as one interdependent ecosystem?

This July, youth and their educators from up to 23 countries will meet here in Oregon for the 31st year to share their team science-based projects reflecting the conference theme, “Following Nature’s Design” in one of three categories: Food Systems, Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Design.. They will also share their culture and commitments to their communities, learn about and tour Oregon innovations and best practices, and work together to design their sustainable future.

Since 2004, Oregon youth have traveled around the planet, engaged in this annual global conversation and have come away with a life-changing experience and renewed confidence in our ability to resolve our environmental challenges. Most of these youth performed 4-H based service work to raise funds for expensive airfares. This year’s conference is hosted by Caretakers of the Environment International/ USA Branch (CEI USA) in partnership with OSU Extension Service – Marion County. No airfare required. www.cei2017.org

On March 31st, our final Oregon teams – up to 40 youth – will meet in Salem in a workshop setting to refine their project outcomes, and begin to develop our cultural presentation. They then celebrate their Oregonness the following day, April 1st at Winema Wayside/ Pacific City at the SOLVE beach clean-up. Are there deserving Oregon youth who shouldn’t miss out on what could be their only opportunity for an authentic global experience? We have room for a few more teams who believe that this is a worthwhile effort . Contact Dan Hoynacki at dan.hoynacki@oregonstate.edu.

Journal of Extension, February 2017 issue

Marc Braverman recently shared the February issue of the Journal of Extension and highlighted Oregon State Faculty featured:

Lynette Black, 4-HYD faculty in Wasco County, has co-authored an article on using pop culture – specifically, zombies – to teach life skills to youth. As Lynette says in the article’s introduction: “Creatively repackaging topics through a twist such as a zombie apocalypse theme can attract hordes of adolescents to Extension youth development programs.”

To read Lynette’s article as well as the others in the February issue, please visit www.joe.org.

Linn County Japanese Activity Night

Linn County 4-H organized an event to learn about hosting a Japanese student through the 4-H Global Citizenship Program. Participants were able to learn about Japanese culture through activities such as Sumi-e (Japanese brush painting), Origami (Japanese art of folding paper), decorating Koinobori (carp windsocks) and Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth).

Japanese native and 4-H Global Citizenship Program host, Shunske Yamamoto, taught the students how to make inari (seasoned tofu skin stuffed with sushi rice), onigiri (rice balls) and mochi (rice cake). There was also a variety of Japanese crackers and candies for the attendees to enjoy.

This summer, many 4-H members and their families will host students from Japan who will spend their summer vacation learning about our customs and culture. Visitors are paired with 4-H members of the same gender and age and will spend the summer doing the same activities (and chores) as their host siblings. Volunteers such as Shunske have hosted adults chaperoning the students who travel here.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in hosting a student or chaperone, more information about the Global Citizenship Program is available online.

If any county office would like to host a similar evening, you may contact Jill Wells for ideas.

 

Linn County 4-H and Origami
Linn County 4-H members learning origami.
Linn County 4-H members making Japanese onigiri.
Linn County 4-H members making onigiri.

Extension in the News

Tree School to offer useful tips for woodland owners
The News-Review
March 4, 2017
Featuring Douglas County Extension

In this week’s issue:

OSU & Extension Branding

The new OSU brand and logo will launch April 4, 2017!

At the college/unit level, all print/digital/promotional items eventually will need to incorporate the new logo/design, as well as new branding/messaging. The university doesn’t expect everything to change on April 4 (brand training for OSU communicators is planned for April 5).

If you have print needs, you are encouraged to order only enough to get you through April and then plan to reprint once the new OSU logos are available. If you have large quantities of items with the current logo, please continue to use them throughout the year.

Branding Extension

Extension will begin working with Ologie, the branding firm selected by OSU, on Extension branding in the next few weeks. We will work on an Extension “personality,” key messages, visual look that works within the OSU brand, co-branding, and more.

We are in the process of gathering information for an Extension publication audit. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please share examples of ads, collateral, flyers, instructional materials, banners, etc. that are currently being used by you and your county/program (electronic files are preferred). Please email them to Ann Marie Murphy, communication and marketing manager for Outreach and Engagement (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu).

We’ll go through several phases during the sub-branding initiative with Ologie:

  • Discovery (approximately 4 to 6 weeks) – Ologie immerses itself in the current situation to build a knowledge base for developing the sub-brand strategy (University Marketing strongly recommends that we do not short change this part of the branding effort)
  • Definition ((approximately 4 weeks) – Ologie builds on the university’s master brand strategy to develop the strategic frameworks for the sub-brand story (outcomes are core value proposition, messaging, personality and tone)
  • Creation (approximately 7 weeks) – Ologie applies the sub-brand strategy elements and the university’s master brand creative platform to a visual and verbal language for the sub-brand (outcome is brand guidelines and visual and verbal language)

We anticipate that the brand work with Ologie will be completed by end of June. Then the work of communicating, training, revising materials, etc. begins in earnest!

If you have questions, please get in touch with Ann Marie Murphy (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu).

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations Video

The video for the February 17th Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation is available to view here: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_9b8fs3fw

Become a Presentation Ninja with Guest Host Jamie Davis

March 2nd @ 2:00pm ET
#EdTechLN TweetUp

In order to move toward better engagement with our audiences, we need to continuously learn new tools and techniques for clientele interaction. Join guest host Jamie Davis and spend the hour sharing and discussing not just presentation best practices, but also ways to move beyond the PowerPoint and the “stage” to encourage actual engagement.

Click here to join the TweetUp

In this week’s issue:

Save the Date: Oregon Outdoor Summit, April 17 & 18, 2017

Oregon Outdoor Summit:
The Sporting & Recreation Economy

SAVE THE DATE!
April 17 & 18,* 2017
CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Corvallis, Oregon

Keynote Speakers: Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors, and Luis Benitez, Colorado Recreation Industry Office

Should you attend? Are you interested in developing, influencing access to, or building products for the outdoor and recreation economy?

Produced by OSU University Outreach and Engagement

April 17 – Features keynote speaker Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors; introduction to Oregon’s 10-year vision for outdoor recreation; city and region successes and lessons learned; community engagement modeling; and exceptional OSU community outreach and engagement projects.

*April 18 – Features keynote speaker Luis Benitez, Colorado Recreation Industry Office and regional working groups. Participation in working groups is by invitation only.

For more information and to register: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/summit17

Sponsored by Travel Oregon

Oregon Outdoor Summit Save the Date Card

Daniel Leavell and his partners for securing a USDA Joint Chiefs Grant

Congratulations to OSU Extension Faculty Daniel Leavell and his partners for securing a USDA Joint Chiefs Grant for their Lake County Landscape Restoration Project.

From the USDA Website:

North Warner Multi-Ownership Forest Health Project (Freemont-Winema National Forest)

The North Warner Landscape covers 410,000 acres where private landowners and agencies are working across ownership boundaries to promote forest health and fire resiliency. This unique landscape contains extensive stands of old legacy ponderosa pine intermixed with aspen and meadows, with greater sage grouse focal habitat adjacent to the north and east. The landscape is at a severe risk of uncharacteristically intense disturbance due to heavy fuel loading and stand densities which would result in loss of old legacy ponderosa pine and greater sage grouse focal habitat. USDA and its partners will use project funding for forest health treatments through commercial harvest, small tree thinning, and slash treatments on federal and private lands.

Partners Include: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Lakeview Stewardship Group, Klamath Lake Forest Health Partnership, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, private landowners, Oregon State University Extension, Lake Country Watershed Council, Lake County Commissioners, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Soil and Water Conservation, Collins Pine, Lake County Resources Initiative, Mule Deer Foundation, Ruby Mitigation Funds.

Press Release.

Vice Provost Awards of Excellence: Deadline TODAY at 5pm

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by 5:00pm TODAY, February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

In this week’s issue:

EESC Express

Jump on board for the last EESC Express of the season. In a fast-paced, 30-minute show, you’ll be treated to a segment on how to engage on Facebook, advice on writing an effective impact statement, and a tip on ways to use the EESC catalog. Join us for a fast-paced, fun-filled program on Webex at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. For this show, we’ll be giving away a Zen Buddha Board Mini and laser presenters as prizes!
Webex meeting number: 927 847 645

Questions? Contact Kym Pokorny kym.pokorny@oregonstate.edu

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations, February 17, 2017

Plan to attend the next O&E Quarterly Conversation on February 17, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestreamed. This is your opportunity to ask questions of O&E leadership and to learn about O&E and Extension initiatives. Each segment includes an opportunity for you to have your questions answered.

9-9:30 a.m. – Scott Reed and Lindsey Shirley – DIVISION UPDATES and Q&A, including introducing the Center for Community Innovation & Economic Development
9:30-10:00 a.m. – SPARKTHE YEAR OF ARTS AND SCIENCE – Charles Robinson (O&E/College of Liberal Arts/The Graduate School), Larry Rodgers (dean, College of Liberal Arts), and Jerri Bartholomew (Chair of the Microbiology Dept. and one of the leads on the Microbiome show happening in the spring). This is about exploring new ways to practice engagement and the value of cross campus collaborations.
10:00-10:30 a.m. – OUTDOOR SCHOOL UPDATE – Susan Sahnow

Join us in Kidder 202, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., or join via livestream http://live.oregonstate.edu/ and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

Vice Provost Awards of Excellence

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

In this week’s issue:

Happy 100th Birthday to Andy Landforce

On February 7th, retired Extension faculty Andy Landforce will celebrate his 100th Birthday! He would love to hear from former colleagues and friends.

Andy Landforce

To wish him a wonderful birthday, please send cards to:
Andy Landforce
4010 SW West Hills Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97330

If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet Andy, you can learn more about him thanks to The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project.

He also talks about working at OSU Extension.

Retirement Reception for Dr. Lyla Houglum, Friday, Feb. 10, 3:30 pm

We would like to invite you to the retirement reception honoring Dr. Lyla Houglum, professor and former Dean and Director of the OSU Extension Service.

Friday February 10, 2017
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. program
Memorial Union 104 Journey Room

Lyla Houglum

Lyla Houglum has served the State of Oregon and Oregon State University since 1985 as an Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Extension Associate Director for Counties, Dean & Director of OSU Extension, Director of Special Initiatives, and Executive Director of the Western Extension Directors Association. Dr. Houglum is recognized by colleagues across the nation as a leader who has developed a state, regional, and national reputation. Lyla has served Extension clientele and led Extension programs for nearly 39 years. Prior to coming to Oregon State University she worked in Montana as a County Extension Agent.

Cards may be sent to OSU Extension Administration, Jackie Russell, 101 Ballard Hall, Corvallis, OR 9733

Tillamook New Address

The Tillamook County Extension Service and Open Campus have moved!

The new address/location is:
4506 3rd Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

They can all be reached at 503-842-3433.

Beaver Tales Exhibit Information

Beaver Tales Environmental Art & Science show, a SPARK event, arose out of a partnership with the Wetlands Conservancy and others. The art installation is is at LaSells Stewart Center and is open to the public. There will be a series of science presentations tailored to general audiences and a public reception to celebrate the show on Feb 9th.

The events of the day include:

5pm-5:45 several art/science presentations on research and the natural history of the beaver, including:

All presentations will be brief and aimed at a general audience.

Scientific posters will also be on display showcasing some of the work conducted by OSU, the USFS, and others. Information tables will be provided by some groups as well.

5:45-6:30 Frances Backhouse will offer a talk based on her research and writing that appeared in her award-winning book, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/. Grass Roots books will be on hand to sell her books and assist with signings.

Margo Greeve, author and illustrator of the children’s book Oregon’s Special Animals will be on hand to sell her book. Her beaver illustrations are also displayed in the show. Sales of the books and some cards will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy.

6:30-8:30 Public Reception to celebrate the art, the science, and the people who made it possible.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES.

The art exhibit will be up in the Guistina Gallery, in the LaSells Stewart Center (across from Reser Stadium) from Feb 1-28.

A related event will take place on Feb 25 when the Greenbelt Land Trust hosts a Beaver Walk from 9am-noon at Bald Hill. More info is available at the reception and here: http://greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/beavers-wetlands-walk/

The exhibit at OSU and related events this month are a part of SPARK – OSU’s Year of Arts+Science, http://spark.oregonstate.edu/.

A Facebook event for the reception is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/288219964927638/

Vice Provost Awards of Excellence

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, February 17

Plan to attend the next O&E Quarterly Conversation on February 17, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestreamed. This is your opportunity to ask questions of O&E leadership and to learn about O&E and Extension initiatives. Each segment includes an opportunity for you to have your questions answered.

9-9:30 a.m. – Scott Reed and Lindsey Shirley – DIVISION UPDATES and Q&A, including introducing the Center for Community Innovation & Economic Development
9:30-10:00 a.m. – SPARKTHE YEAR OF ARTS AND SCIENCE – Charles Robinson (O&E/College of Liberal Arts/The Graduate School), Larry Rodgers (dean, College of Liberal Arts), and Jerri Bartholomew (Chair of the Microbiology Dept. and one of the leads on the Microbiome show happening in the spring). This is about exploring new ways to practice engagement and the value of cross campus collaborations.
10:00-10:30 a.m. – OUTDOOR SCHOOL UPDATE – Susan Sahnow

Join us in Kidder 202, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., or join via livestream http://live.oregonstate.edu/ and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

Extension in the News

Girls who code: Gold Beach Club aims to close gender gap in tech world
Curry Coastal Pilot
February 3, 2017
Featuring Brianna Wallace, Curry County

In this week’s issue:

Outdoor School Informational Conversation: WebX Meeting

Today is the last Outdoor School Information Conversation WebX webinar. This will be an opportunity to find out what we are doing to prepare for Outdoor School and to ask questions. Links to documents that may be of help are listed below. We’re in early stages of program planning. The information in this webinar will cover; where we’re at and plans for moving forward. Have your questions ready.

Monday, January 30, 3-4:00pm

Agenda:
Background on the Outdoor School Program
Progress to date
Timeline for ODS implementation
Outdoor School Webpage
How can you be involved?
Questions

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Vice Provost Awards of Excellence

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

THE Toolbox

THE Toolbox: Teaching Hybrid in Extension webinar recording is now available for viewing. Find out about this new set of tools to help you create a hybrid learning experience for your clients.

Extension Website Timeline Extended & Project Updates

Project timeline
In consultation with Extension administration, we have adjusted the timeline for Phase 1 milestones from late January to late March 2017. Project work continues at full throttle, to enable delivery of an excellent new user-focused, data-informed web presence and initial content strategy, as planned.

Not sure what this means for your site? Review the FAQs.

Content audit
We audited content on the main OSU Extension website — and identified and prioritized content for Phase 1 based on the project’s guiding criteria.

People/locations directory
We’ve made good progress toward priority features for the people/locations directory. Thanks to Denise Ashley for partnering with us on the current data while we develop the new directory. As usual, please send any updates for the Find Us faculty and staff directory to Denise Ashley.

What’s next

  • Continue development work on priority features, including the people/locations directory.
  • Continue development of initial user-friendly tags/categories.
  • Design initial wireframes for page layouts. We will share examples and mockups in the coming weeks.

Questions?
Please contact the project team. Your feedback will help us improve our communication plan and the project blog, especially the FAQs.

In this week’s issue:

Outdoor School Informational Conversation: WebX Meeting

Below are the dates for the upcoming WebX webinar. This will be an opportunity to find out what we are doing to prepare for Outdoor School and to ask questions. Three webinar options are offered to allow maximum participation (you need only attend one webinar). Links to documents that may be of help are listed below. We’re in early stages of program planning. The information in this webinar will cover; where we’re at and plans for moving forward. Have your questions ready.

Monday, January 23, 10:30am-11:30pm
Tuesday, January 24, 1-2:00pm
Monday, January 30, 3-4:00pm

Agenda
Background on the Outdoor School Program
Progress to date
Timeline for ODS implementation
Outdoor School Webpage
How can you be involved?
Questions

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Vice Provost Awards of Excellence

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, February 17

Plan to attend the next O&E Quarterly Conversation on February 17, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestreamed. This is your opportunity to ask questions of O&E leadership and to learn about O&E and Extension initiatives. Each segment includes an opportunity for you to have your questions answered.

9-9:30 a.m. – Scott Reed and Lindsey Shirley – DIVISION UPDATES and Q&A, including introducing the Center for Community Innovation & Economic Development
9:30-10:00 a.m. – SPARKTHE YEAR OF ARTS AND SCIENCE – Charles Robinson (O&E/College of Liberal Arts/The Graduate School), Larry Rodgers (dean, College of Liberal Arts), and Jerri Bartholomew (Chair of the Microbiology Dept. and one of the leads on the Microbiome show happening in the spring). This is about exploring new ways to practice engagement and the value of cross campus collaborations.
10:00-10:30 a.m. – OUTDOOR SCHOOL UPDATE – Susan Sahnow

Join us in Kidder 202, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., or join via livestream http://live.oregonstate.edu/ and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

New Extension Hybrid Teaching Toolbox Available (and Intro Webinar!)

Introducing a new online tool to help you build hybrid teaching into your Extension educational programming: the Teaching Hybrid in Extension Toolbox (THE Toolbox.)

Hybrid teaching brings together the best of both worlds in combining online activities with on-site classroom learning. It’s a very attractive format to our clients who increasingly prefer to find information online, and struggle to fit hours and hours of traditional classroom-based courses into their busy schedules. And hybrid teaching offers greater efficiency and capacity for you, the educator.

Join us as we offer a quick tour of THE Toolbox, a newly developed self-paced Canvas course aimed specifically at Extension educators. Along the way, we’ll review some of the basic principles of hybrid learning, introduce you to Canvas–OSU’s learning management system, demonstrate an Extension template for Canvas, and let you hear first-hand from OSU Extension faculty who have successfully created and delivered hybrid courses. And, there will be plenty of time for your questions.

Join your hosts Jeff Hino, Extension Learning Technology Leader, and Cub Kahn, coordinator of the Hybrid Course Initiative in the OSU Center for Teaching and Learning for this 60-minute Webex webinar on Wednesday, January 25th, at 2pm PST. To join the webinar, click on:

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County Informational Pullsheets

In efforts to tell the story of Extension prom the unique perspective of individual Oregon counties, County Informational Pullsheets are being created that cater to each county. The pullsheets will look similar in design, but highlight the unique characteristics of each county.

The following is needed to help build a county pullsheet:

  • Photo of what is unmistakably Curry (Top commodity in the county, community pride, county landmark, etc.)
  • County Leader Photo.
  • Quote from County Leader.
  • Short 1-2 sentence blurbs for the back page describing various county areas of local expertise. (7-8 blurbs, 9 if space allows)

Look to Clatsop County and Umatilla County as examples.

Please contact Jill Wells to start creating your county pullsheet.

Learning Opportunity from the Center for Learning & Organizational Development

The Center for Learning & Organizational Development announces a training opportunity for OSU managers, supervisors, and others in leadership positions entitled “Fierce Conversations.”

“Fierce Conversations” is a program designed to promote productive dialogue that resolves tough challenges, enriches relationships, and provokes learning. The program is presented by the OSU Center for Learning & Organizational Development. The cost to your department to attend is $150 charged to your department index. This amount is to cover materials. fierce-flyer

“Fierce Conversations” was developed by Fierce, Inc. and has been a catalyst for building capacity that ignites:

  • Individual and organizational performance
  • Action
  • Execution
  • Alignment
  • Collaboration
  • Effectiveness
  • Results

Participants are expected to attend all three sessions held at the Memorial Union, Room 211. Dates of the sessions are:

  1. February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) 8:00-5:00 (ALL DAY)
  2. February 27, 2017 (Monday) 8:00-Noon (HALF DAY)
  3. March 1, 2017 (Wednesday) 8:00-Noon (HALF DAY)

To learn more about this program and to register, please review the attached flyer. The flyer includes a link to the registration form or click http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eDP6zyL80V11M6p to register.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 17th.