In this week’s issue:

Diversity Highlights

From Ana Lu Fonseca:

Events and resources:

Eclipse recursos: http://opencampus.oregonstate.edu/solareclipse/
Nuestro increíble personal de Open Campus ha incluído recursos en ingles y español sin costo para el eclipse solar que se llevará a cabo el 21 de Agosto del año 2017.

Our amazing Open Campus team has put together some great, free resources in English and Spanish for the Eclipse that is scheduled to happen on August 21, 2017.

Tomorrow, August 1, 9- 11 a.m., Implicit bias webinar: “Controlling for Implicit Bias in Hiring and Managing Student Support Staff and Students to Create More Inclusive Environments.” Learn how implicit bias manifests in our daily work, and how to work with students and student support staff in an inclusive way that addresses potential bias. First hour is the webinar; second hour is discussion with Anne Gillies and Kerry McQuillin. Memorial Union – 13 Multipurpose Room.

Social Justice Education Initiative for Summer Term: The SJEI is a professional development program for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are new shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. SJEI is also available to hold in-house workshops for individual units, including customized training to meet your unit’s needs. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Space is limited, register today! http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46 For more information, please contact: jane.waite@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-0866.

In the news:

Pinterest Diversity Chief, Candice Morgan, shares what she’s learned since being hired in 2016 and how she has helped the company fine tune and rethink their strategy for hiring a diverse work force. View article here.

Rural Muslims fight for safety, inclusion (Oregonian)
Muslims have more resources in larger cities like Portland and Seattle than they do in communities like Albany and Corvallis. People like Khan try to fill those gaps. Ismail Warsame, also Muslim, works at Oregon State University as a case manager for international students.

Please contact analu.fonseca@oregonstate.edu with any questions or comments about these Diversity Highlights.

NAEPSDP 2017 Webinar Schedule

The National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) has released a schedule for the 2017 Virtual Summer School and is available to view here: https://naepsdp.org/Schedule

One of particular interest is the Digital Storytelling for Scholarly Engagement.

Title: Digital Storytelling for Scholarly Engagement

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Presenter: Dr. James K. Woodell (Jim), Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities & Christine Geith, CEO, eXtension

Description: Extension personnel have teaching, research, and service portfolios that often look different from traditional academics’ dossiers, which most frequently emphasize basic research and publications. This session will explore how Extension portfolios emphasizing outreach, practical research, and scholarly engagement are published and presented in digital formats—online journals, blogs, webinars, e-learning, social media, and website development. Presenters will talk about undertaking knowledge advancement via these platforms as well as the challenges of working with tenure and promotion committees to help them understand the value.

Link to Join: http://bit.ly/2tTAq2M

Benny Photos or News Articles

For the counties who have already hosted Benny at your fair, please share your photos and any news stories with jill.wells@oregonstate.edu Use the hashtag #bennyfair17 in your social media posts.

New Safety Purchase Assistance Program

Enterprise Risk Services will assist in providing up to $5,000 per approved request. Units may request funding up to 75% of their approved safety related purchase (units are required to fund a minimum of 25% of any approved purchase request).

Please review the document at the link below for more details about the program as well as information about exclusions (for example, general ergonomic equipment).
http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/sites/ehs.oregonstate.edu/files/pdf/safety_purchase_program.pdf

Announcement in OSU Today
NEW! New Safety Purchase Assistance Program from Enterprise Risk Services: Enterprise Risk Services has developed a new program to assist departments with funding of qualifying of items to be used towards safety improvements, such as equipment and training, or other safety related items. The program is aimed at increasing employee safety and a reduction of injuries and workers’ compensation claims. For more information on this Safety Purchase Assistance program, program documentation (which includes information on qualifying purchases) and to request funding through our online application form, please visit http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/osu-safety-purchase-assistance-program.

Extension in the News

Shop the Dock debuts in Warrenton
The Daily Astorian
July 17, 2017
Featuring Amanda Gladics, Clatsop County Extension

Big Fair Fun returns to Hillsboro
Hillsboro Tribune
July 21, 2017
Featuring Washington County 4-H

The critters are back
Curry Coastal Pilot
July 25, 2017
Featuring Margie House, Curry COunty

NWREC open house educates, entertains neighbors
July 26, 2017
Wilsonville Spokesman
Featuring North Willamette Research and Extension Center and Bernadine Strik

In this week’s issue:

International Master Gardener Conference a Huge Hit

July 7-17, the OSU Extension Master Gardener faculty, staff, and volunteers hosted 1,297 people from across the United States, Canada and South Korea at the International Master Gardener Conference in Portland, Oregon. Planning for this event began all the way back in 2012, when we submitted our bid to host. After five long years of planning thousands of details, we had one huge, fun party across 10 days (including pre-tours and post-tours). We shared Oregon’s best with others across the nation (and beyond!), and learned from experts we would not otherwise be able to bring to Oregon.

This conference set the record for the largest International Master Gardener Conference, ever, and yielded many positive comments and compliments from our visitors from across the United States. Preliminary evaluations (~400 people responding, thus far) rate the overall conference as 4.6 stars (out of 5.0). The conference venue (4.72), registration (4.63, managed by OSU Conference Services), keynote sessions (4.59), and conference newsletters (4.57) also received high marks.

Dr. Won-Suk Lee, Coordinator of the Master Gardener Program for the Byeonggido Agricultural Research & Extension Services, was the sole Korean participant at the 2017 IMGC. South Korea initiated its Master Gardener Program 5 years ago. It is a government-run initiative with training and service requirements much like those in the U.S. As of today, there are 500 Korean Master Gardeners.

Dr. Tom Bewick, National Program Leader for Horticulture at the USDA, also joined the party. He was on hand to deliver opening remarks, and to help award the International Search for Excellence awards. Dr. Bewick ended up actively participating in the conference, July 11-13, because he was having such a great time meeting with and mingling with Master Gardener faculty and staff, from all over.

Oregon was honored with FOUR International Search for Excellence Awards (Marion County, 1st place, Research; Clackamas County, 1st place, Workshop; Wasco County, 3rd place, Special Needs; Lincoln County, 3rd place, Youth). To read the short write-up about each awarded project, click here.

Key OSU Extension personnel involved in this Herculean effort include: Gail Langellotto (conference chair); Amy Jo Detweiler (speakers’ chair); Carrie Smith (speakers’ committee); Toni Stephan (speakers’ committee), Signe Danler (registration committee), and Donita Godwin (newsletters) ~ as well as many, many committed Master Gardener volunteers. Participating as speakers were: Weston Miller, Amy Garrett, Ramesh Sagilli, Heather Stoven, Neil Bell, Bernadine Strik, James Cassidy, and Master Gardener volunteers Patricia Kolling and Harry Olsen. Jordis Yost, Pami Monette, Kym Pokorny, and Patty Driscoll led some of the 18 tours that spanned out across the state ~ from Astoria to Crater Lake, and every place in between. Master Gardeners in Douglas County, Lincoln County, Tillamook County, Wasco County, Hood River County, Multnomah County, and Deschutes County welcomed us into their community and demonstration gardens.

Sponsors included the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU Department of Horticulture, 21 Master Gardener Associations, and 10 Master Gardener volunteers and their families.

This event was truly a celebration of OSU Extension and the Master Gardener Program, and we thank all who were involved.

By the Numbers

1,294 registrations (3 countries, 46 states; 4 Canadian provinces);
18 tour with nearly 700 sign-ups;
48 presentations (3 keynote speakers and 45 breakout classes);
39 sponsors;
Over 100 volunteers;
50 trade show vendors;
3 meals
5 snack breaks
17 decorated bicycles ~ each representing the unique nature of a local Oregon Master Gardener Program; and
26 Search for Excellence awards.

Conference Photos: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2017-imgc/

Congratulations to Patricia Dawson: National Extension Diversity Award

Patricia Dawson is the recipient of the 2017 National Extension Diversity Award from ECOP. She will be honored at the APLU meeting.

Congratulations Patricia!

Branding Update

Finding Extension Logos

You can find links to logos in the “For Employees” section of the Extension website (same place they have always been!).

  • On the Extension homepage, select “For Employees” from the top menu and then “Employee Resources” in the dropdown menu.
  • Next click on “Marketing Tools” and then “Logos” in the right navigation bar. There, you will see the link to companion logos. Clicking this link opens the “Extension and AES” Box.

o The “Extension and AES” Box is the one-stop-shop for brand assets specific to University Outreach & Engagement, OSU Extension, and Ag Experiment Station.

o In this Box, there are three “pages” of unit folders. You can sort by name, and also use the pager arrows (upper right next to the Download button) to move to the next page.

o Each folder has logos in .png and .eps formats. Open the .eps logo folder and the logo art sheet to view logo color options and file names.

Tip: You can also use the “favorites” feature in Box for quick access to your commonly used files and folders. Here’s a short video from our friends at URM.

Please review the OSU brand guidelines before using the logo.

If you need assistance, please contact Ann Marie Murphy at Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-737-1327.

OSU Social Media Avatar and Picture

Do you manage an OSU-affiliated social media site? New brand guidelines ask us to use the OSU crest with the grey background for University Outreach and Engagement and OSU Extension. Look for the “Download Social Avatars” link at: http://communications.oregonstate.edu/brand-guide/using-brand/social-media/social-branding

If you need assistance, please contact Ann Marie Murphy at Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-737-1327.

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

In this new online course, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the challenges of leading and working in culturally diverse teams, as well as the skills needed to maximize and elevate your team to new levels of success.

Go to https://pace.oregonstate.edu/diversity-training for more information.

Extension in the News

Seniors find relief in “Walk with Ease” program
The Curry Pilot
July 18, 2017
Featuring: Curry County Extension

‘Try again’: youths put STEM skills to test building 2-wheeled kit vehicles at the library
The Argus Observer
July 20, 2017
Featuring: Barbara Brody, Malheur County

In this week’s issue:

OES Assistant Director – Outdoor School Program Leader Feedback

Feedback forms for the OES Assistant Director – Outdoor School are due to Kim Tarrant by 5:00pm on Friday, July 21.

OSU Outdoor School Program Leader position summary

Outdoor-School-Evaluation-Form

Links to videos of the candidate presentations will be available later in the day on Monday, July 17.

Request for Proposals now available for Annual Conference Presentations and Posters

OSUEA is seeking proposals for presentations and posters to be given at Extension Annual Conference, December 4-7, 2017. We invite ALL staff and faculty to submit proposals and share their skills and best programs with a state-wide audience.

There are four categories for proposals:

  1. Program Seminars (peer reviewed)
  2. Competency-Building Workshops (peer reviewed)
  3. Refereed Posters (peer reviewed)
  4. Poster to Share with Peers (no peer review)

Submissions should include the Cover Page and the Abstract or Proposal. The RFP has details on each category, proposal guidelines, and selection criteria.

DUE DATE: August 18, 2017
RFP and Cover Page available at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/overall-conference-information

Not sure what to present? Think about a program you do really well or a skill that you have. Chances are the rest of the state doesn’t know about it. You also could recruit some colleagues and put together a group presentation with multiple perspectives.

Here are some topics that are frequently requested by conference attendees:

  • Novel uses of technology in Extension programs
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
  • Innovative Cross-Program Efforts and Initiatives
  • Assessing Needs, Conducting Evaluation, and Reporting Impact
  • Community Development and Engagement
  • Best Practices for Teaching and Engaging Learners
  • Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Keep in mind that this is conference is for all program areas, and all kinds of staff. Make sure your proposal explains why this is the best conference to present your presentation.

Questions? Contact Wendy Hein, OSUEA President Elect, at wendy.hein@oregonstate.edu

REMINDER: LDPE Applications

We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort, and we encourage you to submit yours!

The Leadership Development Program is for employees in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, the Division of Extended Campus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Applicants should have significant professional experience within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an executive leadership position. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit a biography and references from:

1) Immediate supervisor
2) Program leader or unit director
3) A peer
*Note: If your immediate supervisor is also your unit director, only two letters are required

Applications are due August 15th. Please view the attached application information or visit http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/leadership-development for full details and dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

Extension in the News

Get smart about buying fresh seafood
The Daily Astorian
July 11, 2017
Featuring Sea Grant and Clatsop County Extenison

Forget Google, Call a Master Food Preserver
The Source Weekly
July 12, 2017
Featuring Nellie Oehler, Lane County

OSU Extension proposes new tax districts in Umatilla, Morrow counties
The Eastern Oregonian
July 12, 2017
Featuring Mary Corp and Phil Hamm

4-Hers gear up for fair
The Argus Observer
July 16, 2017
Featuring Malheur County

In this week’s issue:

2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort

We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort, and we encourage you to submit yours!

The Leadership Development Program is for employees in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, the Division of Extended Campus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Applicants should have significant professional experience within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an executive leadership position. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit a biography and references from:

1) Immediate supervisor
2) Program leader or unit director
3) A peer
*Note: If your immediate supervisor is also your unit director, only two letters are required

Applications are due August 15th. Please view the attached application information or visit http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/leadership-development for full details and dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

WealthWorks rural community development program evaluation

Rural Development Initiatives’ Amy Hause and OSU Extension’s Mallory Rahe recently completed an evaluation of the WealthWorks rural community development program. Results from the evaluation can be read here (full report here) and will be shared at an event Thursday July 20th from 12-3pm in Garibaldi. Extension agents who have an interest in rural community development, a value chain approach to small business/entrepreneurship, or a specialization in seafood marketing/local processing are encouraged to attend. Interested? Contact Mallory.rahe@oregonstate.edu, (541) 737-1335.

Hyperlinks to embed in the above or show below:

Summary report:
https://www.rdiinc.org/files/wwnw_eval_summary.pdf

Full-length report
http://bit.ly/2rgUBHZ

Downloading OSU Branded Powerpoint from Box

Thanks to Patty Skinkis, we have some tips on downloading the OSU Branded PowerPoint templates:

When the link opens in Box, you will need to download the file rather than just clicking on it (look for the download button in the upper right corner of the screen). Once the file is downloaded, you should be able to open in it PPT. If that doesn’t work, please contact Carson Dunlap, carson.dunlap@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5052.

Model Release Reminder

If there are people in your photographs, videos, podcasts, or other media and they are recognizable, it is best practice to get their permission in writing to use their likeness.

Please use University Relations and Marketing’s model releases (short form and long form). They can be found on the brand guide downloads page in the Model Release folder.

The forms are also linked to from other relevant pages, including the Extension photography resource webpage and EESC photo tip webpage.

At the moment, Spanish versions are not available; we will be encouraging University Marketing to provide these as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Ag Is America Video

The video is part of a system-wide effort to support advocacy for additional funds in federal budgets, and we are heavily focusing on Oregon to get the word out.

If you haven’t already, or even if you have, please share our Ag Is America video on your social media platforms, on your website, and through eNewsletters. Below is sample social copy for you to use:

Facebook sample post: Land-grant universities are the driving force behind today’s agriculture that impacts nearly every facet of your life. Check out this video to learn how you can support your land-grant university: bit.ly/agisamerica

Twitter sample post: Protect, preserve, and grow American agriculture. Watch this video & support your land-grant university: bit.ly/agisamerica

Extension in the News

Record storm helps to shatter average June rainfall
East Oregonian
June 30, 2017
Featuring: Don Wysocki, Umatilla County

Automation comes to the woods
Albany Democratic Herald
July 1, 2017
Featuring: Brad Withrow-Robinson, Benton County

Extension: A Long History of Partnership
Tillamook County Pioneer
July 6, 2017
Written by: Amy Schmid Jessica D. Linnell, Tillamook County