In this week’s issue:
Outreach and Engagement Colloquium Poster Session
Showcase outreach and engagement programs and community engaged scholarship to peers, university leadership and potential collaborators with a poster at the 2016 Outreach and Engagement Colloquium on April 12, 2016.
The poster session is a new feature of the colloquium. Poster submissions are due TODAY February 29. In process or completed programs and community engaged scholarship by faculty, staff and OSU students are encouraged to apply for the competitive poster session. Learn about poster guidelines here.
Contact AnnMarie.Murphy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.
Juntos Campaign: “OSU Juntos-Together for a Better Education” Launches March 1!
We are excited to share our second annual fundraising campaign, “OSU Juntos- Together for a Better Education.” The funds from the campaign are dedicated to providing needed resources for Juntos programming in the state. Resources like transportation to college visits, meals, childcare, and hosting the 2017 Juntos Family day.
Juntos provides programming resources to traditionally underserved communities in Oregon. Currently, our Juntos communities include:
- Warm Springs (Papalaxsimisha)
- The Dalles
- Hood River
Generous community support has made Juntos a huge success in Oregon. In just four years, our Juntos graduates have achieved:
- 100% high school graduation rate
- 100% college-going rate
- 100% first-term college success rate
We know Juntos works because communities are empowered to engage with their schools and with their children. Providing access to the program is our priority in 2015, and with your help, we can continue to provide curriculum and resources to communities in Oregon.
The main goals and outcomes for Juntos include:
- Increased high school graduation rates
- Increased access to college
- Increased understanding of high school graduation requirements
- Increased understanding of and completion of college applications and FAFSA
- Increased collaboration between families and school districts
- Increased family empowerment to engage in their communities
Examples of costs and sponsorship levels include:
- $10 FAMILY MEAL SPONSOR: Sponsorship for a family’s meal during one Juntos session.
- $100 CHILDCARE SPONSOR: Sponsorship includes a night of childcare during a Juntos session. This allows the entire family to attend a night full of activities with positive impact on K-20 success.
- $200 DINNER SPONSOR: Provides all of the meals for an entire Juntos session.
- $1,000 SESSION SPONSOR: Covers all costs associated with a week of programming in an existing Juntos site.
- $6,500 JUNTOS SPONSOR: This level provides all the necessary resources to facilitate a community’s first 6 week Juntos Cohort.
- $10,000 SUMMER PROGRAM SPONSOR: Provides all necessary resources for summer programming for youth and families.
- $15,000 STATEWIDE FAMILY DAY: Annually, Juntos families join together at Oregon State to learn about college-life and accessing financial aid, tour OSU dorms, listen to student panels, compete in the annual community soccer tournament, and fiesta. Sponsorship covers facilities, transportation, and meals for students and families from around the state.
- $25,000 JUNTOS ENDOWMENT: Permanently endows resources for Juntos programming in a site of your choice.
No matter the amount, your tax-deductible donation will have a profound long term impact on a program that is changing lives. To donate, visit our website at: https://create.osufoundation.org/juntos (Goes LIVE March 1!)
Thank you for taking the time, and please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.
Open forums for the Public Issues Education Leader candidates
Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) invites you to attend and participate in the presentations and open forums for the Public Issues Education Leader candidates.
This is an important leadership position in our unit. The Public Issues Education Leader, along with the EESC news team, develops strategies and content for news, media relations, social media, and impact/accountability communications that support the public service mission of the OSU Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station and enhance public understanding of science and public issues.
Please see below for the dates and times. All sessions will be located 3622 The Valley Library (Willamette East) or by livestream at http://live.oregonstate.edu/ (chat not available).
- Monday, March 7, 10:00 – 10:35 a.m., Kristy Athens
- Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 – 10:35 a.m., Gail Wells
Thanks and kudos to Holly Burton, office specialist with OSU Extension in Douglas County. Holly used an OSU template to create a flyer for Douglas County Extension forester candidate presentations. It’s a great example of using an OSU template for an Extension event. It’s attractive and appropriately branded, with all required statements. Nice work, Holly!
Do you have other examples to share? The OSU Extension marketing Google+ community group is a place to share best practices, ask questions, get input, and connect with others on marketing-related topics.
Jennifer Alexander & Erik Simmons
Extension and Experiment Station Communications
Journal of Extension, February 2016
From Marc Braverman, OSU Liaison for the Journal of Extension
The February 2016 issue of the Journal of Extension is now posted and available for your scholarly perusal. The issue is summarized in the email below, with links to each of the articles. To reach the journal’s web page itself (as I hope you know already…), go to: www.joe.org
And I am pleased to announce that our long drought of no-JOE-articles is over! Mary Arnold, from our 4-H Youth Development program, has an outstanding article in this issue titled, “Program Theory and Quality Matter: Changing the Course of Extension Program Evaluation.” Congrats to Mary and her co-author, Melissa Cater from LSU.
Also in this issue, there are:
- a welcome from the new JOE editor, Debbie Allen
- a short and informative commentary article with tips on how Extension professionals can incorporate writing into their busy schedules (“Finding the Motivation…”)
- several articles with ideas about conducting surveys of clientele
- numerous articles with tips on conducting Extension evaluations
- lots of subject matter articles
Come on, people! Let’s keep those manuscripts flying. Check out that Commentary article on Extension scholarship (by Rebecca Mills and colleagues), and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about submitting an article to JOE.
And if you are interested in being a reviewer of manuscript submissions for JOE, check out the link for “How can I become a JOE reviewer” on the FAQ page: http://www.joe.org/about-faqs.php#rp01