In this week’s issue:
- Benny the Beaver County Fair Tour
- Pole, Peddle, Paddle in Bend
- EESC Express Recording
- Zoom Webinars for 500 Participants a New Benefit for eXtension Member Institution Professionals
- OSU Table Cloths
Benny the Beaver County Fair Tour
University Events has put together an awesome website with information regarding Benny touring the county fairs this summer and it can be found here: http://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/county-fairs
The site will be updated with information regarding Benny’s tour. If you know of anything that maybe helpful to include in the site, please let Jill Wells know (email@example.com) and she we see to it that the information is available.
Pole, Peddle, Paddle in Bend
Congratulations to Karissa Dishon, Diana Stevens, Melanie McCabe, Jamie Davis, Samara Rufener and Katy Joyce for making 4-H proud with their performance at the Pole, Peddle, Paddle in Bend. Well these Green Clover colleagues have instituted a challenge. Next year at this time there will also be a Golden Clover team (note the reference to age/experience in the term “Golden”) vying to compete in this same event. The Golden Clover team of Todd Williver, Eric Dunker, Woody Davis, Mary Arnold, Amy Derby and myself will also try to make 4-H proud! (We secretly just want to make sure our bodies are still intact after this event). Mark May 20, 2017 on your calendars to cheer on this adventure. Dave White has signed on to provide logistics and positive support. He has already provided his first statement of support to the team with…“May the course be with us”!
EESC Express Recording
The EESC Express recording of last Thursday’s web show about “Anatomy of a Good Press Release” is now available for viewing here.
This was our season finale for the EESC Express, and we need your feedback to better meet your needs. Please click here to take a two minute survey on the EESC Express (whether you watched or not…everyone welcome!) Thanks!
Zoom Webinars for 500 Participants a New Benefit for eXtension Member Institution Professionals
For many years, Iowa State Extension has been hosting Adobe Connect Webinars for Communities of Practice (CoP) and Learning Networks (LN) on behalf of eXtension. As indicated earlier this year, this service will end on July 31st, 2016.
As part of eXtension’s recent acquisition of new tools for use by professionals at eXtension Foundation member institutions, eXtension has secured the use of Zoom Webinars to assist CoPs, LNs, and other users with webinar services. Zoom Webinar benefits include providing a public space that can accommodate up to 500 viewers at a single webinar.
If this change of service affects you or your colleagues, eXtension provides the following assistance to help you transition to best meet your needs. Your CoP/LN may use eXtension’s Zoom Webinars, or:
• Continue to use Iowa State Extension’s Adobe Connect for a fee by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and pricing.
• Use your home institution’s video conferencing or webinar platform.
• Conduct and host your webinars yourself using tools like Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype or GoToWebinar, etc.
If in the past you have recorded eXtension webinars using Iowa State’s Adobe Connect that are currently hosted at Iowa State and posted on eXtension’s Learn or any other web page, the recording will continue to be available for up to one year. eXtension is working with Iowa State and contacting eXtension users with archived recordings to identify recordings that need to be kept and those that can be purged. Recordings that need to be saved can be uploaded to YouTube or other storage of your choice.
If you or your colleagues currently have eXtension webinar time scheduled with Iowa State’s Extension Adobe Connect on or after August 1, 2016, please contact Iowa State (email@example.com) to discuss your options for using their system at a fee or canceling your reserved webinar time.
It is up to individual CoPs, LN’s or past eXtension webinar service users to decide which service they prefer for future use: 1) eXtension’s Zoom Webinar system 2) Iowa State Extension’s Adobe Connect firstname.lastname@example.org for a fee; 3) their home institution’s webinar services; or 4) hosting their own webinars using free or for-fee tools.
If you wish to discuss how this change in eXtension webinar service affects you, please feel free to contact Ashley Griffin at email@example.com. If you wish more information on scheduling a future webinar using eXtension’s Zoom Webinar system, please review the Zoom Webinar Request form or contact Mark Locklear firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoom is highly recommended from other OSU Extension employees who have had experience with it.
OSU Table Cloths
From Sue Mabe in Sherman County:
We are ordering 4 of these tablecloths from Blue Dawg and wondered if anyone else would like to add on to our order. As you can see, the price goes down with increased numbers. We will be ordering next Thursday, June 2, so please get back to me by June 1.
And your current price is as follows:
1-3 @ $218.00ea.
4-6 @ $210.00ea.
7-12 @ $202.00ea.
13-25 @ $196.00ea.
26-50 @ $186.00ea.
51-75 @ $174.00ea.
No reorder setup charge.
Production time is about 7 working days.
Shipping: Not included.