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. 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.


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:

The exhibit at OSU and related events this month are a part of SPARK – OSU’s Year of Arts+Science,

A Facebook event for the reception is here:

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 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

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