In this week’s issue:

Branding Update

The 45-minute video of yesterday’s OSU Extension’s sub-brand launch is now available for review and download here.

This session introduces the foundational messaging and visual elements for building OSU Extension’s sub-brand. Scott Reed’s introductory comments affirm why the branding work is an essential investment in increasing the visibility of Extension throughout Oregon and the university.

• An online style guide will be available September 30. Tools and resources will be added to the style guide in the weeks and months to come.
• Messaging and visual identity elements are being developed for each of the Extension Programs, including contextual graphics and icons.
• A suite of templates is being developed for OSU Extension. HELP US IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF TEMPLATES YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR WORK EASIER.
• Face-to-face and other types of training, including at the Extension Annual Conference, will be provided. TELL US WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING YOU VALUE (and let us know when you have program, region, or county gatherings where brand training would be appropriate).

If you have questions about Extension’s sub-brand, or how to incorporate it into your marketing efforts, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstat.edu, 541-737-1327).

 

Diversity Highlights

Events and resources

Corvallis Changemakers Conference: A conference for Women and their Allies. The panelists presenting at this conference include activists who have run for local and national office, managed non-profits, started businesses, initiated grassroots campaigns, and more. Topics include mentoring, networking, and movement building; using personal narratives, initiatives, canvassing, and other educational tools to affect public opinion. To learn more about the conference and purchase tickets ($20 – $40) visit https://corvallischangemakers.com/. Full day event with meals included. Oct. 1, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Venue sponsor: Golden Z Club at OSU. Event is open to all.

Cultural conversant: INTO OSU conversant program volunteers needed. Volunteer applications are now open for the Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program (CACP). This is a great opportunity for OSU staff/faculty, domestic student, and Corvallis community members to be matched with an international student as a conversation partner. Please submit application by Sept. 27. More information and the online volunteer sign-up are located at http://international.oregonstate.edu/osu-cultural-ambassador-conversant-program.

Sanctuary Cities in Oregon: Myth or Law? Join Benton County District Attorney, John Haroldson, as he explores this topic. October 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis, OR.

DACA Information Session: OSU is partnering with the Corvallis School District to bring immigration lawyer and OSU Alum, Maria Cobarrubias, to campus (and stream the session) for an information session. This conversation-style session will cover such topics as: What is DACA, the importance of the program and the impact in case it is dismantled; useful information to better support students; local and national efforts to seek immediate attention for this case. Tuesday Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m., Hallie E. Ford Center, Room 115 or online at https://zoom.us/j/904179953.

Oregon State University Leadership has provided these DACA tools: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Undocumented Student FAQs and an OSU Undocumented Student Toolkit.

In the news

The spirit of dialogue (Think Out Loud) – Oregon State University geography professor Aaron Wolf has traveled the world helping negotiate water conflicts. Even though he’s a scientist, he’s relied on a variety of spiritual practices in his work, which he writes about in his new book: The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict.

Data offers insight into costs, stay length, and demographics of care for older Americans (The Lund Report) – The event, which will be held at Portland State University, will feature scientists from PSU, DHS and Oregon State University. Speakers will present a host of information based on new studies on assisted living, residential care, endorsed memory care, adult foster homes and nursing facilities in the state.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown declares September 15 to October 15 Hispanic Heritage month (Oregon.gov) – View a transcript of her speech by following this link: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/media/Pages/speeches/Hispanic_Heritage_Month_Proclamation.aspx

“You research the facts, you talk about the history”: OSU considers renaming Gill Coliseum (KVAL) – Leaders at Oregon State University are considering renaming Gill Coliseum after students and faculty raised concerns that its namesake has ties to racism. (see also OPB).

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.

 

OSUEA Awards and Hoecker Grant

Please send in your nominations for OSUEA Awards, as well as applications for a Hoecker Grant by October 16, 2017. Information is available at this web link: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/awards.

 

Opening for Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader

Recruitment Announcement: Oregon State University Extension Service, Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty, Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader. This position provides executive-level assistance to the OSU Extension Service Assistant Director/Outdoor School Program Leader. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/48818. Apply to posting #P01570UF. Closing date: 09/29/17. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Please share this announcement and OSU ODS Admin Asst Recruitment Flyer with your organizations, networks, and communities.

 

Nellie Oehler to be inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame

Nellie Oehler, who has served Oregon’s 4-H Youth Development Program for more than five decades, is the state’s 2017 inductee into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. Oehler will be one of 16 people inducted on Oct. 6 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Click here for more details.

 

Extension in the News

Teddy bears, colons and gift cards equal healthy fun
Hermiston Herald, September 20, 2017
Featuring Angie Treadwell, SNAP-Ed coordinator, Umatilla County.

OSU Extension continues work for May ballot
My Columbia Basin, September 22, 2017
Featuring OSU Extension, Umatilla County.

 

In this week’s issue:

Branding Update

The OSU Extension sub-brand officially launches tomorrow. Please register for the sub-brand training session on September 19, 2017, 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. (your name and email is required for this meeting platform). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Live mic audio is available only to presenters. Please email any questions and observations to Ann Marie Murphy. The session will be recorded. Look for a link to the recording in next week’s ConnEXTion.

Blueberry course starts soon

Do you have home gardeners or commercial growers that might be interested in learning more about successfully growing blueberries? The College of Agriculture’s Popular Online Blueberry Course is starting soon. This one-of-a-kind online course is taught by OSU’s Dr. Bernadine Strik, who is a Professor of Horticulture and Extension Berry Crops Specialist. Register by clicking here. This six-week course teaches:

• Planting design for hand and machine harvesting.
• Mulches and impacts on weed management.
• Nutrient management before and after planting.

Opening for Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader

Recruitment Announcement: Oregon State University Extension Service, Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty, Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader. This position provides executive-level assistance to the OSU Extension Service Assistant Director/Outdoor School Program Leader. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/48818. Apply to posting #P01570UF. Closing date: 09/29/17. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Please share this announcement and OSU ODS Admin Asst Recruitment Flyer with your organizations, networks, and communities.

Diversity Highlights

Events and resources

Financial Strategies for Women. Designed for women (and people who care about women) who want to take control of their finances: Sept. 21, noon , MU 206 Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS (disclosure). RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com.

Pilot Event: Serving unhoused people and sustaining our natural areas. Are you a natural resource professional who manages or accesses natural areas where unhoused people are sheltering, or is your work relevant to these issues in other ways? Partners including Street Roots, PSU’s Trauma Informed Oregon, Multnomah County, Right 2 Survive, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation would like to invite you to a pilot one-day event in downtown Portland on October 23, 2017. They seek participants from throughout the Willamette Basin representing diverse organizations. Resource managers, field technicians, parks staff, foresters, water quality specialists, planners and rangers are encouraged to attend. If you or a colleague are interested please fill out this form by September 27, 2017 and your space will be confirmed in early October.

Search advocate training: Fall Search Advocate workshops begin Sept. 20. If you’re interested in becoming a search advocate (to serve as an external representative supporting equity, validity, and diversity for faculty and staff search committees), you register here. Workshops are also scheduled for Hermiston, Beaverton, and Burns, and other statewide sessions will be added soon.

In the news

Biochemistry student makes her mark in science and diversity (LIFE@OSU)
Oregon State University Biochemistry and Biophysics doctoral student Nicole Hams has been selected as the 2017-2018 Western Regional Representative to the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary graduate organization for students of African descent in all fields of study.

Oregon’s education community responds to DACA announcement (Jefferson Public Radio)
Oregon State University President Ed Ray also promised support for students with DACA status and said the Trump Administration announcement would have no immediate impact on how the school treats those students. “OSU will continue to enroll and look for ways to assist DACA students, as well as undocumented students,” wrote Ray in a message to the university community.

The number of starving college students is shockingly high (The Week)
Robert Dike, a senior at Oregon State University, learned firsthand how challenging SNAP rules can be. “Because I was homeless and a student, I had to prove that I worked 20 hours a week. I did that and when they assessed my income, they said, since I wasn’t paying rent, I was only entitled to $15 a month.

More Oregonians have access to healthy food options, report shows; but for how long?(Portland Patch)
“These statistics provide good news about improvement in the Oregon situation, but this is tempered by the ongoing size of the problem and by the persistently higher numbers in Oregon, compared to those of the U.S.,” Mark Edwards, Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University, said in a statement.

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.

Alberta B. Johnston Awards

Extension Administration seeks nominations for two Alberta B. Johnston awards. Nominations are due by October 16, 2017, with submission by email to Jackie.Russell@oregonstate.edu. Nomination criteria and instructions are available online.

Alberta Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education
Award: The recipient will receive a $1,000 check and plaque awarded at the Extension Annual Conference Faculty & Staff Awards program. Eligibility: Nominees must be currently employed as an Extension faculty, specialist, or educational program assistant.

Alberta Johnston Award for Extension Leadership
Award: The recipient will receive a $1,000 check and plaque awarded at the Extension Annual Conference Faculty & Staff Awards program. Eligibility: Nominees must have been an administrator or providing educational leadership (or a combination of the two) for at least three consecutive years in the OSU Extension Service. Eligible positions include, but are not limited to, faculty, specialist, program leader, unit leader, department head, administration, assistant/associate director, or director.

See Extension Annual Conference site for list of additional opportunities for Awards, Recognition and Scholarship.

HEAL MAPPS™ program receives national recognition

OSU’s Family and Community Health Extension HEAL MAPPS™ received the 2017 Jeanne M. Priester Award for Innovation. Accepting the award was project leader Deborah John. Launched in 2012, HEAL MAPPS™ assists rural community members in understanding and influencing the rural environments that shape their dietary and activity patterns. The program trains Extension educators to mobilize and empower rural communities to affect community change. Click here to see community interactive maps.

Extension in the News

Are Environmentalists to Blame for All These Fires?
Jefferson Public Radio, September 13, 2017
Featuring Nicole Strong, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension.

In this week’s issue:

Branding Update

Introducing the OSU Extension sub-brand Save the date! Everyone in OSU Extension Service is invited to a virtual introduction to OSU Extension’s new sub-brand. Please register for the sub-brand training session on September 19, 2017, 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. (your name and email is required for this meeting platform). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Live mic audio is available only to presenters. Please email any questions and observations to Ann Marie Murphy.

Outdoor Summit

Plan to attend a two-day Outdoor Summit at OSU. The event will explore opportunities and challenges of traveling to, living in, and enjoying life in Oregon’s great outdoors. Community leaders, public officials, outdoor enthusiasts, recreation-related businesses, public officials, educators, and students from across Oregon are all invited to participate.

Share the invitation to the Outdoor Summit with community collaborators, outdoor-related businesses, and friends, or anyone who is passionate about the outdoors and wants to learn or add to the conversation. Developing outdoor recreation as a sustainable enterprise doesn’t happen all by itself. With this summit, we hope to work with our partners at Travel Oregon and Oregon State Parks to identify needs and opportunities.

For agenda and registration information, go to University Outreach and Engagement’s Outdoor Summit website. The two-day summit costs $10 per day; Monday night’s crop-up dinner is another $25.

Alberta B. Johnston Awards

Extension Administration seeks nominations for two Alberta B. Johnston awards. Nominations are due by October 16, 2017, with submission by email to Jackie.Russell@oregonstate.edu. Nomination criteria and instructions are available online.

Alberta Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education
Award: The recipient will receive a $1,000 check and plaque awarded at the Extension Annual Conference Faculty & Staff Awards program. Eligibility: Nominees must be currently employed as an Extension faculty, specialist, or educational program assistant.

Alberta Johnston Award for Extension Leadership
Award: The recipient will receive a $1,000 check and plaque awarded at the Extension Annual Conference Faculty & Staff Awards program. Eligibility: Nominees must have been an administrator or providing educational leadership (or a combination of the two) for at least three consecutive years in the OSU Extension Service. Eligible positions include, but are not limited to, faculty, specialist, program leader, unit leader, department head, administration, assistant/associate director, or director.

See Extension Annual Conference site for list of additional opportunities for Awards, Recognition and Scholarship.

Diversity Highlights

Events and resources
DACA support and resources from Oregon State University’s Office of the President: Last Tuesday, President Ray wrote to the OSU Community to ensure support for OSU students with DACA, undocumented students and students from mixed-immigration status families, despite the U.S. Department of Justice announcing this week that in six months it will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. He provided the first two resources below. The third is a toolkit shared with us by our colleagues at Linn-Benton Community College.

• Students impacted directly by this announcement are encouraged to contact Janet Nishihara, director of the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), at janet.nishihara@oregonstate.edu or by calling (541) 737-3628. EOP is prepared to provide all OSU students with guidance on university resources.

• Faculty, staff and students can learn what more they can do by reviewing the university’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Undocumented Student FAQs.” A recorded informational session “Advising Students on DACA and Undocumented Status Issues” is also a helpful resource.

A Toolkit for DREAMers

TODAY at 3pm (September 11): Learn more about the DACA renewal application process in this FREE webinar. Register here.

OSU building name evaluation process: A website has been created to inform and engage members of the OSU community and stakeholders about the scheduled evaluation process of some of our building names. Community dialogue sessions, where you can learn about and offer input on the evaluation process, will be held on Sept. 28 and Oct. 2. You can view an article by the Gazette Times by following this link.

In the news
Training Extension Agents for the 21st Century (Chronicle)
American colleges and universities have been the foundation of innovation and social change since the establishment of the republic. But what are their primary roles and responsibilities now, at a time when government is dysfunctional, society is fractured, and both domestic and international problems seem increasingly daunting?

Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well being (Med Xpress)
Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person’s age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Nine proposed action areas to enhance diversity and inclusion in the American Fisheries Society (Journal of Fisheries)
An essay co-written by OSU’s Ivan Aresmendi and Brooke Penaluna.

12th Annual Campeones de Salud (Champions of Health) event (Gazette Times)
On Sunday, August 27, Benton County Health Services partnered with Corvallis Parks and Recreation, the Oregon Health Authority and Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties to put on the 12th annual Campeones de Salud event. This annual event provides low income people with free health and dental screenings from providers who speak English and Spanish. This year, more than 30 organizations with informational booths and free food participated.

What did Dr. King mean by love? (Marin Scope)
An essay by José-Antonio Orosco, an associate professor of philosophy in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion and director of the Oregon State University Peace Studies Program.

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.

Ad in fall 2017 Oregon Stater alumni magazine showcases Juntos and encourages donations

OSU Extension is trying something new: To raise awareness about Extension programs and encourage donations to fund growth, a full-page ad featuring the Juntos program and Open Campus Coordinator José Garcia is appearing in the fall issue of Oregon Stater. A heartwarming video and donation website landing page was created to support the advertising. Take a look and share it with friends, family, and Open Campus/Juntos partners.

Recording of Aug. 18 Quarterly Conversation

The August 18, 2017, Quarterly Conversation recording is now available. PROMISE interns demonstrate the OSU Extension Story Map; learn why you should attend the first-ever Outdoor Summit (co-sponsored by Travel Oregon and Oregon State Parks); and hear about the Divisions new executive team and other administrative activities. Note: the 2017 Roads Scholar Tour has been cancelled.

Extension in the News

What it means to be “4-H Grown”
Tillamook County Pioneer, September 8, 2017
Features Jessica D. Linnell, Family and Community Health, and Amy Schmid, administrative program specialist, Tillamook County

Year of wellness: Doing the can-can at home with salmon
Tillamook Headlight Herald, September 6, 2017
Features Jessica D. Linnell, Family and Community Health, Tillamook County

Saving seeds also saves money and plant history
Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press, September 5, 2017
Features Weston Miller, horticulturalist, Clackamas County and Portland Metro area

Since you asked: You’re still hearing crickets on those smoky nights
Mail Tribune, September 2, 2017
Featuring Extension Service entomologist Rick Hilton

Tomatoes into the fall season
Lancaster Farming, September 1, 2017
Featuring Barb Fick, horticulturalist

Port partners for growth and innovation
Oregon Business
Featuring Brian Tuck, Mid-Columbia regional administrator