In this week’s issue:

Diversity Highlights

Please contact analu.fonseca@oregonstate.edu with any questions or comments or if you have suggestions for events or news stories to include in Diversity Highlights.

 

Events and resources

Technical Assistance in Grant Writing for Diverse Communities: September 22, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Services, Waldo Hall 400, Corvallis, OR 97331. This event is being brought to you by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Region X Office of Regional Operations in partnership with The Oregon Primary Care Association, The Oregon Public Health Association, The Oregon State Office of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Familias en Acción as part of their commitment to improving access to health care and building community capacity to address these issues. Through presentations and facilitated discussions, participants will explore the basics of responding to HRSA grants, become familiar with relevant resources to use in practice, and identify strategies for building sustainable partnerships among and between community and health partners. Please RSVP here by Thursday, September 15.

Basic Rights Oregon Statewide Leadership Summit 2017: October 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene (1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402). This all-day event will be your opportunity to meet with hundreds of LGBTQ and ally Oregonians from around the state, attend organizing workshops, and get the skills you need to become a leader in your community. For more information or to register or volunteer, follow this link.

Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Sept. 6 and Oct. 6.

FYI – Restroom Signage Changes: Recently, around 60 restroom signs were changed all over the Corvallis campus to increase the number of restrooms accessible to all genders. These signs are labeled “Single-User Restroom” and can be used by anyone. This campus map will be updated to reflect these changes, in total around 200 public restrooms are now non-gendered. This sign will become a campus standard for single-user restrooms moving forward. Contact Gabriel Merrell in Equal Opportunity and Access with questions, Capital Planning and Development as well as Facilities Services have been helping to address issues such as fixing damage caused by removing the old signs

Expert on civic engagement will give University Day keynote (LIFE@OSU): An expert on civic engagement and democracy will give the keynote address at Oregon State University’s University Day celebration on Sept. 18. Harry Boyte, senior scholar in public work philosophy at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, will speak at 10:30 a.m. in The La Sells Stewart Center.

In the news

VOLUNTEER FORCE- for all abilities project receives an Innovation Award from The Division of University Outreach & Engagement. This project will help mobilize trained and dedicated Extension volunteers to reach and include Oregon’s citizens who experience a disability.

Have you ever suffered at work because of your appearance? Share your stories (Guardian) – A university in the US has introduced a course entitled ‘Fat Studies’, where students can “examine body weight, shape and size as an area of human difference subject to privilege and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability.” Prof Patti Lou Watkins, who teaches the course at Oregon State University, said that “weight-based bias and discrimination” has increased as the “war on obesity has escalated”.

Branding Update

Introducing OSU Extension Brand

Save the date! Everyone in OSU Extension Service are invited to a virtual introduction to OSU Extension’s new brand. Presented by Ologie, with introduction by Scott Reed, on September 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dial-in information details to come.

Finding Extension and AES Logos

Are you looking for logos? They can be found 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 four “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.

Free Virtual Conference on “Learning Through Change”

Is your state experiencing change?  Change is hard!  Do you feel change accelerating in your professional or personal life? Do you thrive on workplace change? Join the Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference to LEARN strategies for managing change, GROW your understanding of your capacity for change and begin to THRIVE as you connect with colleagues facing similar challenges.  Cooperative Extension professionals will find lots of great information to help navigate change at work and with their clientele. The virtual conference is September 26-29. Register free here: https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/2017virtualconference/. View the Save-the-Date video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSdOAyWEyl4&feature=youtu.be

Extension in the News

BY EXTENSION: Driven by personal experience, Juntos coordinator helped Latino families find pathways to college
Tillamook County Pioneer
August 24, 2017
Featuring Maydra Valencia, Open Campus

10 flowers that will keep a garden colorful into the fall
FoxNews.com
August 23, 2017
Featuring Neil Bell, OSU Extension Community Horticulturalist, Marion County

Unique Approach to Creating and Implementing a Social Media Strategic Plan
Journal of Extension
August 2017
Featuring Jamie Davis and Karissa Dishon, 4-H Lake and Deschutes Counties, respectively

Effective Chaperone Selection and Training for Enhanced Youth Experiences
Journal of Extension
August 2017
Featuring Emily Anderson, 4-H in Lane County, in collaboration with colleagues from Wyoming and Utah

A wise word about water-wise gardening
The Bulletin
August 22, 2017
Featuring Amy Jo Deitweiler, OSU Extension Horticulturalist, Deschutes County

Clatskanie Grows: The spider talk
The Chief
August 20, 2017
Featuring Chip Bubl, OSU Extension in Columbia County

Pelican Elementary playground gets touched up
Herald and News
August 20, 2017
Featuring Karen Hottman, SNAP-Ed in Klamath County

Childhood obesity in county exceeds national rate
Columbia County Spotlight
August 18, 2017
Featuring Kathy Gunter, physical activity specialist, Family and Community Health Extension

 

In this week’s issue:

Outdoor School Leader Announced

Dr. Kristopher Elliott was selected as Oregon Outdoor School Leader within the OSU Extension Service. He will begin his appointment at OSU September 1, 2017.

Kris most recently held the position of Director of STEM in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools where he was responsible for professional development for more than 2,000 science and STEM educators. He was formerly Assistant Professor at University of Georgia and Instructor at Oregon State University. He holds a PhD in science education and M.S. in agricultural education from Oregon State University, and B.S. in agricultural education from California Polytechnic State University. Dr. Elliott’s scholarly work includes evaluation of Latino experiences in agricultural education, urban and sustainable agriculture, and teacher education.

In his role leading Outdoor School, he is responsible for development of strategic, long-range plans and identifies measurable benchmarks; secures financial resources; promotes partnerships and collaboration with internal and external partners; ensures program visibility at local and state level; supervises program staff; manages budgets to meet established benchmarks; promotes the principles and practices of diversity, equity and inclusion; reports on program accomplishments and ensures that program practices reflect best practices in education.

The Extension Service owes a HUGE statement of gratitude to Susan Sahnow who led early development of Outdoor School since December, 2016 on an interim basis. Her path breaking work set the stage for advancing the new statewide educational program. She established new relationships with statewide partners and stakeholders to define programmatic elements, created vibrant program advisory and working committees, and developed systems for gathering and reporting information. Hats off!

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation

Join us in person or online for the August 2017 Quarterly Conversation.

Friday, August 18
9:00am – 10:30am
Kidder 202 and livestream http://live.oregonstate.edu/

Next Quarterly Conversation: Nov 17, 2017, 9-1030am

Diversity Highlights

Events and resources:

  • Solidarity With Charlottesville – Corvallis: Come together with our community and other communities across the nation. Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Benton County Courthouse.
  • Leading with Cultural Intelligence Online Program. Maximize your leadership and team success with cultural diversity training. This new OSU online short course features leadership expert and consultant, Samad Aidane. Learn more about leading with cultural awareness.
  • 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 at jane.waite@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0866.
  • Join the 4-H system for the 2017 Professional Development E-Academy: The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Positive Youth Development. The target audience for these FREE sessions is 4-H field faculty, but all positive youth development professionals are welcome to participate!The focus will be on engaging diverse youth and understanding the social issues they face. There will be 10 one-hour online sessions occurring from October 2-23, 2017. Find out more and register at 2017 E-academy Registration. If you have questions, please contact Ana Lu Fonseca (analu.fonseca@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-3439) or Doug Swanson, national program leader (dswanson@nifa.usda.gov, 202-690-1227).

In the news:

More diversity means more demands (New York Times)
Students are demanding official recognition of their identities, whether racial, ethnic, sexual, religious, first-generation, low-income or immigrant. When freshmen step onto campus, they aren’t necessarily assuming the mascot and identity of their future alma mater, said Dwaine Plaza, a sociology professor at Oregon State University. “O.S.U. is not what students are now embracing”; instead they are “seeing themselves as important being Jamaican-American, as being Indian-American.”

Safe eclipse viewing fact sheet

Share the eclipse fact sheet created by Glenda Hyde, associate professor (practice) in Extension Family and Community Health Program. It may be a valuable tool for communities in the path of totality. Add local contact information and county emergency contacts by editing the PDF (click on Tools and then the Edit Text & Images). After adding local information, share it on your social media sites.

The Open Campus website offers culturally relevant eclipse information in Spanish.

Extension in the News

‘Inventors camp’ challenges youth
The Dalles Chronicle
August 10, 2017
Featuring Ann Harris, Oregon State Open Campus and Wasco County

How will plants, birds and insects respond to the solar eclipse?
Oregonlive.com
August 13, 2017
Featuring Brooke Edmunds, Community Horticulture

In this week’s issue:

Leadership Development Program Applications

The application deadline is fast approaching for the Leadership Development Program for Executives! If you know someone who would benefit from this year-long experience, please encourage them to apply.

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!

Safe eclipse viewing fact sheet

Share the eclipse fact sheet created by Glenda Hyde, associate professor (practice) in Extension Family and Community Health Program. It may be a valuable tool for communities in the path of totality. Add local contact information and county emergency contacts by editing the PDF (click on Tools and then the Edit Text & Images). After adding local information, share it on your social media sites.

The Open Campus website offers culturally relevant eclipse information in Spanish.

Extension Promo Items

New Extension Promotional Items are in and are available to purchase through Extension Administration.

Old logo items are on clearance!

Check the order form to see what is available.

Extension in the News

Year of Wellness: On fire about fermentation
Tillamook Headlight Herald
August 2, 2017
Featuring Lauren Kramer, Wasco, and Nancy Kershaw, Tillamook

Stay cool! Record heat calls for special measures as the North Coast swelters
The Daily Astorian
August 3, 2017
Featuring Sandra Carlson, Clatsop County