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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JOIN WEBEX MEETING

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=m1107b46c53fe1aa55b1777c59330d295

Meeting number (access code): 928 885 251 Host key: 194505

JOIN BY PHONE

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Can’t join the meeting? Contact support here:

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/mc

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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JOIN WEBEX MEETING

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=m1107b46c53fe1aa55b1777c59330d295

Meeting number (access code): 928 885 251 Host key: 194505

JOIN BY PHONE

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Can’t join the meeting? Contact support here:

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/mc

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:

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/e.php?MTID=m3d813c0054b2085a44ab795e14b639e3

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.

 

In this week’s issue:

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

New date!

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 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

Congratulations to Ana Gomez

Ana Gomez was honored as the recipient of the Frances Dancy Hooks Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Peace Breakfast on January 16, 2017.

In 1994, longtime civil rights activist, Frances Dancy Hooks spoke at Oregon State’s Celebration of Peace Breakfast. The first award in her honor was presented that year that would continue to recognize an OSU student, faculty or staff who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walking the Talk.”

Congratulations Ana. This is a well deserved honor. Ana would like to acknowledge the families with which she works as she feels that their hard work and dedication is truly deserving of praise and recognition.

Incentive Program

Incentive Programs: The Research Office is launching two new Incentive Programs. Small Grants (SG). This program will support individual faculty research across OSU, and will support both the development of extramural grant proposal development and scholarly activities that advance SP3.0. The SGs will have two categories. Category 1. Individual grants will range from $15,000-$25,000 with a total program budget of about $80,000/y. Category 2. Individual grants will range from $3,000 – $7,000 with a total program budget of about $90,000. Large Program Development (LPD) grants program will stimulate major, transdisciplinary, extramurally-funded research programs by supporting multidisciplinary teams to work together to form new research cores at OSU that advance SP3.0. The LPD program will have a budget of about $160k/y for all LPDs, with expectation of launching two per year. Questions? Click on this LINK for complete details Incentive.Programs@oregonstate.edu

HOLD THE DATE – Outdoor School information webinar

Please hold one of the dates below if you’re interested in information on Outdoor School (ODS). Susan Sahnow, Director Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, who is leading ODS efforts will hold informational conversations via WebEx webinars. Three webinar options are offered to allow maximum participation (you need only attend one webinar). We’re in early program planning stages and information will be shared on where we’re at and plans for moving forward. Have your questions ready.

Monday, January 23, 10:30am-12pm
Tuesday, January 24, 1-2:30pm
Monday, January 30, 3-4:30pm

February 8 brown bag: Rhetoric and Science: Bridging two cultures

Brown Bag lunch, “Rhetoric and Science: Bridging two cultures”
Presented by Leah Ceccarelli, University of Washington
Free and open to all students, staff and faculty

When: Noon to 1 pm, Wednesday, February 8
Where: Room 402, Linus Pauling Science Center

Scholarship on the rhetoric of science applies concepts developed in the humanities to the persuasive efforts of scientists. In this brownbag, they will introduce some rhetorical scholarship on the communication of scientists. Reviewing the take-home messages of a number of case studies, they will offer advice about what scientists should and should not do when engaging the public about their research.

2017 Mileage, Lodging, and Meal Per Diem Rate Changes

Mileage:

Business Affairs has changed the 2017 mileage reimbursement rate, as of 01/01/17, from $0.54 to $0.535 and TRES has been updated.

UABC has updated the mileage logs for 2017. Please see the attached link: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/uabc/forms/all-forms-alphabetically#M

If you have not submitted your December mileage reimbursement, please keep using the 2016 mileage log. January mileage needs to be entered and submitted on the 2017 mileage log. Please chose the type of form that works best for you and is the appropriate year.

Lodging and Meals Per Diem:

Business Affairs has made some changes to travel reimbursement rates. In addition to changing the mileage reimbursement rate, the lodging per diem rates have been changed.

2017 Lodging Rates:
Low per diem: $132.00/night
High per diem: $214.00/night

Meal per diems have stayed the same as 2016:
Low per diem: $57/day or Breakfast $14.25, Lunch $14.25, & Dinner $28.50
High per diem: $68/day or Breakfast $17.00, Lunch $17.00, & Dinner $34.00

Link to the OSU Business Affairs Travel page: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/business-affairs/travel

If you have problems or questions, please feel free to contact Laura Frye or check with your Office Manager.

Extension in the News

GMO grass that ‘escaped’ defies eradication, divides grass seed industry
The Oregonian
January 8, 2017
Featuring: Bill Buhrig, Malheur County

Portland scores coup with 2017 International Master Gardener Conference
The Oregonian
January 11, 2017
Featuring: Gail Langellotto and Master Gardeners

OSU study clocks low time cor cattle stream use
Natural Resource Report
January 16, 2017
Featuring: John Williams, Wallowa County

EESC Express

EESC Express brings you 30 minutes of pithy, useful ideas for communication, teaching and working differently. Brought to you by your friends at Extension & Experiment Station Communications. Join us on Webex on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. as we explore the fascinating world of Extension video, bi-lingual publications, and social media. Join us for fun and prizes!

Webex meeting number: 929 836 307

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

Brought to you every 3rd Thursday at 10 a.m. by Extension and Experiment Station Communications
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In this week’s issue:

Invitation to Retirement Reception for Dr. Lyla Houglum, Jan. 9, 3:30 pm CANCELLED

Lyla Houglum’s Retirement Reception that was originally scheduled for Monday, January 9 was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The event will be rescheduled at the earliest convenience of our honoree.  Please check back for more information.

2016 EAC survey

On behalf of OSUEA, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2016 Extension Annual Conference Survey. We appreciate your responses, in order to gain feedback and make 2017’s conference as efficient and beneficial as possible! The link can be found here:
http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5avzemUbnOvyhut. Please respond by January 23rd, 2017.

Welcome Chris Branam, EESC Public Issues Communication Specialist

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit welcomes Chris Branam, the new public issues communication specialist. Chris’s primary responsibility will be developing news releases, feature articles, impact stories, and other content about agricultural and natural resources research findings and program accomplishments. His office is located in the Kerr Admin. Building, room 416.

Please help us welcome Chris!

Center for Teaching and Learning: Resources and Services available

The Center of Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University has resources and services available to faculty based on current research and best practices to advance teaching excellence.

To learn more about how CTL can help you elevate your teaching, please visit their site: http://ctl.oregonstate.edu/services

Journal of Extension, December 2016 Issue

From Marc Braverman:

This month I’m delighted to report that we can spy a few OSUES media stars among the authors. First, Jeff Hino is an author (with a colleague from Utah State) on a Commentary article about the Internet of Things. Second, an all-star team led by Mary Arnold has authored a Research in Brief article about the pathbreaking YA4-H! Youth Advocates for Health teens-as-teachers program. Co-authors on the article include Jeff Flesch (graduate student in Human Development & Family Sciences), Carolyn Ashton (Benton County), Lynette Black (Wasco County), Barbara Brody (Malheur County), Maureen Hosty (Metro area), and Shanna Northway (Grant County). Congrats and kudos to all!

As an added note, those of you who may have manuscripts in various stages of the JOE review process, or who are planning to submit, may be interested to read the lead-off commentary from the co-chairs from the JOE Editorial Committee (Message from the Journal of Extension Editorial Committee), which provides some background on the progress of the editorial changes at the journal and describes the new JOE manuscript submission checklist.

The articles can be accessed through the links below, or directly on the JOE website at www.joe.org

The Internet of Things and Big Data: A Litmus Test for Extension?
Hill, Paul; Hino, Jeff

YA4-H! Youth Advocates for Health: Impact of a 4-H Teens-as-Teachers Program
Arnold, Mary E.; Flesch, Jeffrey M.; Ashton, Carolyn; Black, Lynette; Brody, Barbara; Hosty, Maureen; Northway, Shanna

Extension in the News

Class teaches families about cooking and nutrition
Eastern Oregonian
December 16, 2016
Featuring Angela Treadwell, Umatilla County

The Key To Low-Income Family Nutrition (Video)
Progressive Grocer
December 19, 2016
Featuring Lauren Tobey and Food Hero

Top 2016 Oregon gardening stories from OSU Extension
The Oregonian
December 30, 2016
Written by Kym Pokorny, EESC

Researchers track cows to determine riparian area impact
Capital Press
January 4, 2017
Featuring John Williams, Wallowa County