In this week’s issue:

Benny ad templates in OSU Box

Benny fair ad templates are available in OSU Box! It is easy to modify the information in the ad templates by right clicking to edit text. If you need help, contact Ann Marie Murphy.

  • Go to Extension Intranet.
  • Under Popular Links, click on OSU Box (the first bullet).
  • Log into Box then look for the “Marketing Tools, Templates and Inspiration” folder.
  • Three sizes of Benny fair ads are available in the “Templates” then “Benny at Fairs Advertising” subfolders.
  • Save as PDF to send to advertising program vendor.

Quarterly Conversation

The May Quarterly Conversation is now available for viewing. If you would like to take a closer look, the slides are available for download. Topics of the conversations included a leadership update, 4-H Youth Development update, and Innovation in Extension – Inspiration from Design One Adobe Kickbox (information links for this presentation can be found in the May 22 ConnEXTion).

 

New Letterhead and Event Announcement Templates

University Marketing now supports having Extension county companion logos on letterhead (in place of the OSU logo)! Your county’s letterhead has been updated in OSU Box to reflect this change. Use of the Extension county companion logos makes a stronger connection between OSU Extension Service and Oregon State University, as well as more strongly reinforcing Extension’s connection to the counties we serve.

Also added to your county’s Box folder is an event announcement template customized for your county. Use this template when sharing event announcements with local media.

Follow these steps to find the letterhead and event announcement templates for your county:

  • Visit the Extension Employee Intranet website.
  • Click on OSU Box (logos, letterhead, templates, and more) under Popular Links and sign into Box.
  • Find and open your county’s folder. There are subfolders for letterhead and the event announcement.

If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie Murphy.

Extension Web Update

Sometime this week—barring any major issues to delay it—we will turn on the switch and you will notice a difference at http://extension.oregonstate.edu. The new web presence is just the beginning of a more engaging digital strategy. Together we will work to continue to refine and enhance the website and related strategies and systems. Our new website shines a spotlight on the amazing work that OSU Extension does in helping Oregonians–and Oregon–thrive. In the web upgrade blog this week, we highlight new features of the website and what comes after launch.

Communication Channels Reminders

Is there anything about which you are interested, curious, or concerned? Here are some ways to share and ask:

  • Online form to submit questions (Think of this like a virtual comment box.)
  • OSU Extension Slack workspace for informal communication and collaboration
  • Note: We recently added a new channel to our workspace called “Ask us.” This is a place to ask questions of your O&E exec team. We will respond, and others can chime in, too.
  • Read ConnEXTions weekly, and contribute!
  • O&E blogwith First Monday videos (Engage via the comment section!)
  • Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversations (Next: August 17, 2018)

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 & Resources

Flint, Michigan & Racial Capitalism: Dr. Pulido is a professor of Geography and Head of Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. She is a race scholar in geography and critical ethnic studies whose commitment to anti-racist practice is central to her work. Through her research, she explores “the racial processes that shape place and how place informs race.” For more information visit the event page.

Creating Anti-Racist Communities: The College of Engineering and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women present: Creating Anti-Racist Communities. In today’s society what does it take to create a just community? How can we break through the deeply ingrained layers of structural racism to create an equal America? On May 30 at 6 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center, Tricia Rose, acclaimed scholar and award-winning author and the Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, associate dean of the faculty for special initiatives, and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, attempts to tackle this in our political landscape. For information or accommodations, contact University Events at 541-737-4717 or events@oregonstate.edu

Transforming the Curriculum: A Conversation with the 2017-18 DPD Cohort: Join this year’s DPD Academy cohort for a discussion of their curriculum transformation projects. Thursday, May 31, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information about the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program, visit the DPD website.

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon: Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington D.C., asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities. For more information visit the event page.

In the News

For Latinos a program for college readiness
Ensuring students are prepared for college can be daunting for parents. The Juntos program’s six-week college readiness workshop — taught entirely in Spanish — aims to provide Latino families with the right information to support that process. Ryan Stanley, the coast coordinator for Juntos, offered through Oregon State University, said the biggest benefit is showing students and families “what’s possible, especially living in a smaller community.”

Encouraging unity, celebrating diversity
“Diversity” is a term that covers a broad range of topics including race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status and other components of a person’s identity. ASWOU aimed to educate the Western community on these topics during Diversity Week.

Oregon school district includes all students with disabilities in regular classes
The daily progress report waiting inside broke down her son’s day. How many times did he go to the bathroom? What did he eat for lunch? What activities did he accomplish? How did he interact with the other kids in school? It was only a matter of time, she worried, that she’d find a note from the teacher saying Nate’s unexpected outbursts disrupted the rest of the kids in the third-grade class. It’s why Paskins didn’t want the Oregon school district to place her non-verbal son, who has Down syndrome and autism, in a typical classroom with students who don’t have disabilities.

What are Oregon’s fastest-growing cities? New Census data has plenty of surprises
Portland has added more than 60,000 residents since 2010, but on a percentage basis, it’s far from the fastest-growing city in Oregon. The U.S. Census Bureau last week released new local population estimates. Here’s how each Oregon city with a population of 10,000 or more stacks up in growth.

What is ‘racial bias training’? As Starbucks breaks to learn, we ask an expert
Starbucks stores across the country will be closed on Tuesday afternoon. The company announced it would use the half day to “conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores.

What are you reading?

Please share an interesting book, blog, or article you’ve read lately. What’s one insight you gleaned?

Extension in the news

Madison Elementary wins School Wellness Award
Coos Bay World
Madison won the award again for its partnership with the Oregon State University extension office in Coquille and its nutritional focus, as well as the outdoor garden and fulltime physical education teacher.

OSU hires new Willamette Valley extension faculty
Capital Press
Will Jessie is one of two new field crops extension faculty hired recently by Oregon State University’ College of Agricultural Sciences. He is covering Linn, Benton and southern Polk counties in the Willamette Valley. Christy Tanner, who also has watershed management duties for OSU Extension, will be covering field crops in Malheur County when she starts June 25.

Cherry fruit fly emerges in area
The Dalles Chronicle
The first capture of the western cherry fruit fly occurred at the Oregon State University (OSU) Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) station in Hood River May 20, one day later than the OSU model predicted, according to Ashley Thompson, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at OSU.

In this week’s issue:

Regional redesign updates

Here is a summary of recent updates in our regional redesign process, as shared at the May 18 Quarterly Conversation. This information is also available on our redesign resource page.

  • West Central: Richard Riggs will serve as regional director, effective May 25.
  • East: Regional director search is still in process.
  • Metro: Regional director search in process. The position posting closes June 18. Search chair is Dave Stone.
  • Extension roles task force:
    • We are forming a short-term task force to examine current roles, review input provided to date, and develop recommendations.
    • The purpose of the task force is to clarify and assess the specific roles and responsibilities needed for essential positions of the OSU Extension Service across our statewide organization—regional director, local leader, office manager, faculty, staff, etc.
    • We will list task force members, updates on their work, and additional opportunities for input on the resource page and in ConnEXTions.

Extension Web Update

We have some exciting news. The first phase of our project to update the OSU Extension family of websites is close to realization! We are planning to launch the site the week of May 29, and “go live” by Thursday next week. What may seem like “flipping a switch” to make the new site public is actually a sequence of behind-the-scenes steps and collaboration with OSU’s central web services team. If we run into any unforeseen delays or issues, we’ll post updates on the project website and email affected groups as needed. In the lead up to the launch, there are still aspects in progress. Learn more in this week’s post on the project website and see a preview of the new website. If you have questions at any time, please contact the project team.

Innovation in OSU Extension: Continue the momentum and get involved

At the May 18 Quarterly Conversation, a team of OSU Extension colleagues who attended the eXtension Designathon One event shared inspiration and examples of both an innovation process tool (Adobe Kickbox) and an innovative idea sparked from discussion at the event (Virtual Forest Ranger).

They also issued calls to action for anyone who would like to share ideas for helping address hurdles to innovation in our organization:

Communication and connection opportunities

Is there anything about which you are interested, curious, or concerned? Here are some ways to share and ask:

  • Online form to submit questions (Think of this like a virtual comment box.)
  • OSU Extension Slack workspace for informal communication and collaboration
  • Note: We recently added a new channel to our workspace called “Ask us.” This is a place to ask questions of your O&E exec team. We will respond, and others can chime in, too.
  • Read ConnEXTions weekly, and contribute!
  • O&E blog with First Monday videos (Engage via the comment section!)
  • Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversations (Next: August 17, 2018)

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 & Resources

Creating Anti-Racist Communities: The College of Engineering and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women present: “Creating Anti-Racist Communities.” In today’s society what does it take to create a just community? How can we break through the deeply ingrained layers of structural racism to create an equal America? On May 30 at 6 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, Tricia Rose, acclaimed scholar and award-winning author and the Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, attempts to tackle this in our political landscape. For information or accommodations contact, University Events 541-737-4717 or events@oregonstate.edu

Our Story. Our Voice. Our Culture: Oregonians from Bhutanese, Micronesian, and African communities will introduce their cultures and share stories in an evening of fun and learning. Women will tell birth stories, offering a glimpse of experiences that carry vital lessons to be learned by health professionals and the broader Portland community. For more information visit the event page.

Tualatin: Online Community Engagement – Strategies for Success: Join Engaging Local Government Leaders members from Bang the Table for this interactive roundtable utilizing case studies to help you successfully integrate online tools into your community engagement strategy so you can create an accessible and inclusive space. For more information, visit the even page.

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon: In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington D.C., asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities. The event will take place June 8, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Coos History Museum & Maritime Collections in Coos Bay. For more information check out the event page.

In the News

Parents Are Divided Over a Book in a Popular Student Reading Program in Oregon
The book “George,” a debut novel for readers between the ages of 8 and 12, has set off a storm within a popular student reading competition in Oregon. Written by Alex Gino, the book is the story of George, a 10-year-old transgender girl struggling for acceptance among her friends and family while standing up to school bullies. George, who has secretly renamed herself Melissa, longs to play Charlotte in the fourth-grade production of “Charlotte’s Web.”

Student group plans veteran suicide awareness march (Gazette-Times)
The Student Veterans Association of Oregon State University and local community members are planning a 22-kilometer march Saturday to raise awareness of veteran suicide rates.

As Oregon Grows, So Does Its Demand For Ethnic Grocery Stores 
Grocery stores can provide some hints into who lives — and doesn’t live — in a neighborhood. As Oregon gets more diverse, the demand for ethnic grocery stores grows.

Racial or ethnic discrimination impacts Latinas’ satisfaction with contraceptive services, study finds 
Young Latina women who have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination are less satisfied overall with their contraceptive care, which could affect their access to more effective contraceptives, a new study from Oregon State University has found. (see also Psych Central)

OSU resource center helps students in need
Johannah Hamilton, 26, grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She picked up a degree from the University of Kentucky in agricultural economics with minors in business and Spanish and added a master’s in agricultural economics from Auburn in Alabama. Then she was recruited to enter a four-year doctoral program in public policy at Oregon State University.

What are you reading?

Please share an interesting book, blog, or article you’ve read lately. What’s one insight you gleaned?

Extension in the news

Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions
The Washington Post (via AP)
“The odds are better there won’t be any contamination from the things we grow ourselves, but no fresh foods are safe,” said Jeanne Brandt, a family and community health specialist with Oregon State University Extension. “Gardening and cooking are a food safety continuum. Safety must be considered with every step in the process, from pre-planting to placing meals on the table.”

Analyze Agriculture
Baker City Herald
The animals are medium-framed and usually have a good disposition, Leticia Henderson, Oregon State University Extension livestock and natural resources agent told her first group of students Tuesday morning as the second day of the two-day event got under way.

In this week’s issue:

Extension Web Update

The website will launch the last week of May 2018, so counties and program content teams should coordinate how best to add any events happening June 1 or after.   Also see the latest blog for other ideas on adding and arranging content on the new website.
The EESC web team welcomes your questions! Contact them or drop in for office hours/open labs on Wednesdays 9am – 12pm and Fridays 2 pm – 5 pm.

Communication and connection opportunities

Is there anything about which you are interested, curious, or concerned? Here are some ways to share and ask:

  • Online form to submit questions (Think of this like a virtual comment box.)
  • OSU Extension Slack workspace for informal communication and collaboration
  • Read ConnEXTions weekly, and contribute!
  • O&E blog with First Monday videos (Engage via the comment section!)
  • Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversations (Next: May 18, 2018)

Extension Professional Development Fund Applications

Next Application Deadline — August 1, 2018
The next quarterly deadline for Extension Professional Development Funds is August 1st. Applications that will be considered must be submitted BEFORE the deadline and BEFORE the professional development opportunity.

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 & Resources

Strategic Planning Through a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lens: Join Sara Curiel and Alexis Millet for a conversation and explore the opportunities and challenges of applying diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practices into a strategic planning process. The session will take place the 17th of May from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, for information visit the registration page.

OSU’s 20th Annual Salmon Bake: Sponsored in part by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, join us for OSU’s 20th Annual Salmon Bake featuring special guest Lyla June to honor the salmon culture of the Pacific Northwest. May 18th from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, for more information, visit the event page.

OSU’s 42nd Annual Klatowa Eena Pow-Wow: Join the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws for OSU’s 42nd Annual Klatowa Eena Pow-Wow being held at McAlexander Fieldhouse! The event is free and open to the public, May 19th from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, for more information check out the event page.

Siletz Indian Fair: The Siletz Tribal & Heritage Board invites the public to join and learn about the culture and traditions of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians from Tribal members and Tribal families. May 18th and 19th, for more information visit the event page.

Universal Health Care conference: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Center for Global Health and the Chiu Program for Taiwan Study are presenting “Universal Health Care, Equity and Governance: Taiwan in International Perspective” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 24 and 25 in the Agriculture Production Room at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center. Register today

In the News

That photo of a professor holding a student’s baby while he taught? It’s not the first time he’s done that

By now, you’ve seen the photo on your social feed: A student, in a childcare bind, brings her baby to class. The physics professor holds the infant while he teaches.

OSU focuses on mental health in May

To help mark Mental Health Month in May, Oregon State University’s Counseling & Psychological Services, along with key university partners, has developed a variety of programming on mental health topics.

Racial or ethnic discrimination impacts Latinas’ satisfaction with contraceptive services, study finds (Lund Report)

Young Latina women who have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination are less satisfied overall with their contraceptive care, which could affect their access to more effective contraceptives, a new study from Oregon State University has found. (see also Psych Central)

What are you reading?

Please share an interesting book, blog, or article you’ve read lately. What’s one insight you gleaned?

Extension in the news

Farmers look for damage from hail storm
Capital Press
Stuart Reitz, an Oregon State University Extension agent based in Ontario, said in a May 6 post on the Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network that the National Weather Service reported the storm went from Nyssa, Ore., to the Fruitland and Payette areas in Idaho.

OSU agronomist bullish on potential of biochar
Capital Press
Stephen Machado, a professor and agronomist for Oregon State University Extension Service, wants to expand his biochar trials and is working with a new nonprofit dedicated to building a market for the carbon-rich material.

Citizens learn to be safe from wildfire
Curry Coastal Pilot
Local professionals taught residents how to protect their homes from the next wildfire at a Citizen Fire Academy April 28 at the Event Center on the Beach. Oregon State University Extension Service hosted the seminar.

Program promotes healthier food options, hopes to combat childhood obesity
KTVL
Five different booths set up at the school that included: a certified dietitian, a farmer, the Oregon Agriculture Department, Food Hero from Oregon State University, and The Dairy Princess.

In this week’s issue:

Recording available: East regional director presentation

The recording of candidate Natalie Kinion’s presentation is available. Please return feedback form to Elsa Curtis by 5 p.m. on May 9, 2018.

Communication and connection opportunities

Is there anything about which you are interested, curious, or concerned? Here are some ways to share and ask:

  • Online form to submit questions (Think of this like a virtual comment box.)
  • OSU Extension Slack workspace for informal communication and collaboration
    • Note: We recently added a new channel to our workspace called “Ask us.” This is a place to ask questions of your O&E exec team. We will respond, and others can chime in, too.
  • Read ConnEXTions weekly, and contribute!
  • O&E blog with First Monday videos (Engage via the comment section!)
  • Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversations (Next: May 18, 2018)

Extension Web Update

County teams can now begin adding announcements, events, sub-pages, and social media links to the website! View our Friday county webinar for the details and also refer to the managing county content guide for specifics on entering content. The OSU Extension Web Upgrade Project blog this week also shares a few reminders for entering content, highlights from the website, also an example of a well-formatted article.

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 & Resources

Malcolm X Solidarity Iftar: This event is FREE and open to the public! Join the Muslim Student Association at OSU during a Ramadan Iftar dinner to learn more about the historic legacy of Malcolm X and his messages of solidarity and social justice. Executive Director of the Council of Islamic American Relations in Michigan, Dawud Walid, will discuss Islam, social justice, the legacy of Malcolm X, and the importance of Black Muslim voices in our communities. For more information visit the event page here.

SJEI workshops: Social Justice Education Initiative from Faculty Affairs. Additional spring term Tier One dates and new Tier Two workshops are now open for registration at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46 Join your colleagues and peers to begin, or continue your social justice journey in this well-reviewed program. Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information: jane.waite@oregonstate.edu

 In the News

Juntos program reaches to community (Daily Astorian)

Ryan Stanley, the coast coordinator for Juntos, offered through Oregon State University, said the biggest benefit is showing students and families “what’s possible, especially living in a smaller community.”

Where college students can find emergency money and housing

The food pantry at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, provides about 20,000 meals per semester, says Nicole Hindes, assistant director of the university’s human services resource center. Hindes says free dining hall vouchers are the most heavily utilized program.

County wrestles with ADUs

Nicole Hindes, who works with low-income students at Oregon State University, said a survey showed that a significant number are in desperate need of affordable housing.

America is more diverse thanever — but still segregated

The United States is on track to be a majority-minority nation by 2044. But census data show most of our neighbors are the same race.

What are you reading?

Book: Lincoln in the Bardo (2017) by George Saunders. This story of Abraham Lincoln’s loss of a child (and his process of letting go) is unlike anything I have ever read – I understand now that death, like life, is beautiful, painful, confusing, and transformative….favorite book this year! Anne Hoisington

Book: Homing Instincts  (2018) by Dionisia Morales. Our OSU Extension colleague Dio Morales shows her talent for weaving stories in this collection of essays, exploring the concept of “home,” that follows her and her family as they migrate to Oregon. Fellow Extension professionals will appreciate the sciences Dio cleverly covers: lots of geography, some geology, hydrology, apiculture, agriculture, family & community health (both here and in her native New York City), and even a little forestry (as she paints the picture of her husband’s hometown at the edge of the Black Forest). An easy, fun, touching, and thought-provoking read.  Karen Zimmermann

Extension in the news

Oregon-cherries-withstand-february-freeze
Capital Press
Ashley Thompson joined Oregon State University as the Mid-Columbia Extension horticulturist on April 30, serving Wasco and Hood River counties.

Keep Cats Out of Your Garden
KATU
Brooke Edmunds, PhD, OSU Extension Service Community Horticulturist, joined us to share some ways to keep curious cats from invading your outdoor spaces.

Oregon Diet
AgInfo.net
OSU project directors Siew Sun Wong, an assistant professor of nutrition and a specialist with the Extension Service, and Melinda Manore, a professor of nutrition, were awarded $4.7 million to start the program awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

In this week’s issue:

Updates and reminders: Regional director search processes

West Central:

East: One additional in-person interview is scheduled for May 3-4.

  • Open forum presentation by Natalie Kinion is Thursday, May 3, 2:00-2:45 p.m. in Kidder 202 on campus.
  • The presentation will be recorded but not livestreamed for consistency with the earlier east region candidates’ presentations.
  • Please return feedback form to Elsa Curtis by 5 p.m. on May 9, 2018.

Extension Web Update

See this week’s blog post for an update on the “events” content type and information on a webinar/demo of county pages, to be held May 4 (will be recorded).

Communication and connection opportunities

Is there anything about which you are interested, curious, or concerned? Here are some ways to share and ask:

  • Online form to submit questions (Think of this like a virtual comment box.)
  • OSU Extension Slack workspace for informal communication and collaboration
    • Note: We recently added a new channel to our workspace called “Ask us.” This is a place to ask questions of your O&E exec team. We will respond, and others can chime in, too.
  • Read ConnEXTions weekly, and contribute!
  • O&E blog with First Monday videos (Engage via the comment section!)
  • Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversations (Next: May 18, 2018)

Outreach and Engagement Awards Event

Last week to register for the Vice Provost Awards for Excellence. Join in the celebration of 10 stellar outreach and engagement projects (many recognizing the work of OSU Extension). Last day to register is May 4! The event will celebrate the past, present, and future of outreach and engagement at OSU. This is a university-wide event. You are encouraged to invite colleagues from across the institution. There is no cost to attend the event on May 14, 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the MU Ballroom.

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 & Resources

What’s DEI?
Join a dynamic, interactive roundtable with Alai Reyes-Santos, on May 2nd ,who will lead a discussion about people and change in Northeast Oregon. Meet other organization leaders and community volunteers willing to have the hard conversations that are needed to build a better future for everyone. Registration is required, visit the event page here for more information.

Mental Health: What Parents Need to Know: Shattering Stigma will host a conference for parents in the Lake Oswego area “Mental Health: What Parents Need to Know” will take place at Lakeridge Junior High the morning of Saturday, May 5. They will cover what parents should know about depression, anxiety, suicide and more, plus hear from families and/or kids with mental health struggles about their experiences. For more information visit the event page here.

OSU’s 42nd Annual Klatowa Eena Pow-Wow: Join us for the 42nd Annual OSU Klatowa Eena Powwow on May 19, 2018 at the McAlexander Fieldhouse in Corvallis, Oregon. The Klatowa Eena Powwow is presented in collaboration with NASA (Native American Student Association) at Oregon State University. Inside Gill Colliseum, thousands of participants and spectator will experience dance competitions, drumming, and crafts and native food vendors! Bring your friends and family for a great time. For more information, visit the event page here.

In the News

A voice for tolerance in Lake Oswego
Margo Sidline, The Review’s ‘Amazing Kid’ for 2018, uses her newfound fame to push for diversity and inclusion.

Navigating the maze of higher education (Latino USA)
One state with a particularly high gap between the Latino and general non-completion rate is Oregon. We hear from two Oregon State University students, Jasmine Meraz and Miguel Paniagua, and learn about the hurdles students face trying to reach graduation.

What are you reading?

Please share an interesting book, blog, or article you’ve read lately. What’s one insight you gleaned?

Extension in the news

Bend gardeners prepare plots for growing season
Bend Bulletin
The group of green thumbs worked together to weed and hoe the entire garden, including the walkways. The garden features 90 designated plots. It is managed by the Central Oregon Master Gardener Association, which is part of the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program.

Mid-Valley InBusiness: Tourism efforts coalesce around outdoor recreation
Corvallis Gazette Times
Oregon is one of nine states actively promoting outdoor recreation, said Lindsey Shirley, associate director of the Oregon State University Extension Service. Shirley was invited to participate in Oregon’s “Roadmap to the Outdoors” initiative because of her prior experience with the outdoor products.