In this week’s issue:
- Dam Proud Day raises funds for Extension
- Communication and connection opportunities
- Upcoming webinars
- Extension Web Update
- Diversity Highlights
- Hey, did you see this?
- Extension in the news
Dam Proud Day raises funds for Extension
As of May 13, Oregon State University raised $621,661 from 2,731 donors during its first ever 24-hour giving day. Extension’s participation in the fundraising event raised $13,660 from 447 donors (includes duplicate donors). Food Hero had the third highest number of donors of any college or department at 250. Way to go Lauren Tobey and the FCH/Food Hero team! Within Extension, Open Campus and Juntos raised the most funds for a total of $3,465 thanks in part to a very active social media campaign. Thank you to everyone who helped to promote the event.
Communication and connection opportunities
Is there anything about which you are interested, curious, or concerned? Here are some ways to share and ask:
- Online form to submit questions (Think of this like a virtual comment box.)
- OSU Extension Slack workspace or informal communication and collaboration
- Read ConnEXTion weekly, and contribute!
- O&E blog with First Monday videos (Engage via the comment section!)
- Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversations (This Friday: May 17, 2019, Kidder 202 or via WebEx)
Extension Web Update
Content strategy guides planning for the creation, delivery, and governance of useful, usable content that meets audience needs. Getting to this point can be full of fun, interactive, and reflective exercises. If you are planning a statewide working group meeting this summer, consider adding a content strategy workshop to your agenda. Content teams for Extension’s website can get ideas in this week’s digital strategy blog post.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments or if you have suggestions for events or news stories to include in Diversity Highlights.
Events & Resources
28th Annual Nestra Fiesta Latina: MSU invites everyone to Nuestra Fiesta Latina with activities for all ages, entertainment such as mariachi music, salsa and merengue dancing, traditional food and a “baile” to end the day. May 17 from 11:00am to 12:00pm in Monmouth. For more information, visit the event page.
Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories About Wealth, Status, and Power: Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation. May 18 from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm in Tillamook. For more information, visit the event page.
Gathering of Grand Ronde Tilixam: Join the The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde for a gathering to discuss how our tribal histories have impacted their community to this today. This will be a gathering to experience culture, collective healing and historical wisdom. May 21 from 8:00am to 5:00pm in Grand Ronde. For more information, visit the event page.
SAY HEY! – Legacy Health Atrium: Say Hey! is an evening program to welcome professionals of color who recently relocated to the region. Join in for a fun evening of connecting, celebrating and showing our newest neighbors that there’s a rich and thriving multicultural community. May 29 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in Portland. For more information, visit the event page.
In the News
A former educator is diving into the Eugene tech field to change how teachers address bias in classrooms. Her virtual reality program could help decrease student suspensions.
Work of photographer Chuck Williams, including cultural events, Oregon landscapes, will be displayed at OSU.
Washington County is home to Oregon’s largest share of Asians and Pacific Islanders at 11-12 percent of 610,000 population. Two speakers warn against generalizations about diverse peoples and cultures.
High school students from all over the state of Oregon piled into the EMU on Friday, May 3 at the University of Oregon to attend the 41st Annual Foreign Language and International Studies Day.
Beckie describes how some colleges and professors are using Michele Norris’s Race Card Project as a teaching tool.
Hey, did you see this?
Extension helps kids go screen free.
Extension in the news
Kids keep their eyes on the eggs
Fertile eggs and incubators were provided by Lost River FFA with the help of the Oregon State University Extension Service and its Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network grant.
Early weaning can have advantages
David Bohnert, beef Extension specialist and ruminant nutritionist for Oregon State University said ranchers who use public lands generally do not like to wean early because it means an extra gather off their allotments, turning the cows back out after taking the calves off them.