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 (, 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 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

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

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 ( – View a transcript of her speech by following this link:

“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 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:


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 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.


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