In this week’s issue:

O&E Faculty & Staff Directory moves to Find Us

To reduce redundant efforts and increase efficient use of time and resources, O&E/Extension Administration will no longer produce the hard-copy O&E Faculty & Staff Directory and will move to fully utilizing the online “Find Us” on our website for faculty/staff and office contact information.  This change is effective immediately.

For now, please continue to contact with necessary updates to faculty/staff information for “Find Us.” Contact EESC with corrections to office locations or contact information for “Find Us.”

OSU Drones in Education Workshop for Educators

OSU is holding their second “Drones in Education Workshop for Educators” at the Corvallis campus, July 10-12. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning how to use drones for education. Please pass this information to any educator you think may be interested.
Topics the workshop will cover:
  • Overview of drone technology, applications and industry
  • Drone platform options for STEM education
  • Drone flight training and safety
  • Aerial photography/videography for media production and journalism classes
  • Data acquisition and processing options for drones
  • Using drones to teach coding and programming skills
  • Curriculum development, pedagogy and learning project ideas
  • Ideas on how to obtain program funding and support
  • Insurance requirements and information
  • Current Oregon and FAA drone rules and regulations
  • FAA Part 107 UAS Remote Pilot certification preparation
Drones in Education Workshop Registration page.
For more information, contact Victor Villegas: (541) 737-8255

Apply now for your Snapchat Geofilter

As you are planning your Summer Programs, this is a reminder to submit a request for a Snapchat Geofilter to support the marketing of your local/county/state events.

Our goal is to have a co-branded Geofilter (OSU Extension & 4-H) at every County Fair this year. Please coordinate with your office colleagues to submit one (1) County Fair Geofilter request by Thursday, June 14.

Please note you do not need to be a Snapchat user or have a Snapchat account to offer a Geofilter at your events. To request a Geofilter, simply complete the web form.  Our Innovation Team will take it from there!  We will create the Geofilter, submit it to Snapchat and provide you with the analytics.

Communication Channels Reminders

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

  • Online formto submit questions (Think of this like a virtual comment box.)
  • OSU Extension Slack workspacefor 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)

Extension Web Update

The “Search” feature is the main way to navigate OSU Extension’s new website full of content, so it is no surprise the Search page was the top visited page over this past weekend. Twice as many people visited the Extension website, according to pre- and post-launch analytics, and are staying twice as long to view more than one page. Read this week’s website project blog to learn the top terms and pages people have searched for since launch. Also find the links to recent and upcoming website webinar trainings.

Diversity Highlights

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

Events & Resources

Native American Ethnobotany of Western Oregon: Drop in anytime between 2 and 7pm and learn about the history of, and the importance of our native plants to, the Tribes of our region! Presenter Greg Archuleta and other members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde will share their knowledge and demonstrate some hands-on techniques for cordage making, basic basketry, wood carving and dyeing using locally-sourced plant materials. For more information visit the event page.

Puerto Rico Service Learning Trip Presentation: Reflection and Information Session: OSU students who traveled to Puerto Rico over spring break will give a presentation about their collaborative projects with Puerto Rico’s land grant university, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez. Attendees will also hear about individual experiences during an open poster presentation. The session is on June 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union.

Identity, Power, and Privilege/ Identidad, Poder y Privilegio: This is a participatory workshop intended to help guide participant’s in understanding and addressing difficult issues surrounding identity, power, and privilege. June 13 from 5:30 pm t0 8:30pm, for more information visit the event page. / Este es un taller participativo que pretende ayudar a los participantes a comprender mejor y abordar cuestiones difíciles relacionadas con la identidad, el poder y el privilegio. Junio 13 de las 5:30 pm a 8:30 pm, para mas informacion.

Environmental Health Summit: Registration is open for the third Tribal Environmental Health Summit to be held June 25-26 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The program will feature leaders in tribal environmental health and will emphasize how to sustain long-term partnerships and projects with Native American communities and increase stakeholders’ understanding of tribal environmental health policy needs and goals. Contact CPHHS associate professor Molly Kile or Amelia Vaughan with questions.

Memory of the Land: Treaty of the Middle Columbia River Tribes and Bands:  The museum will host a Traditional Horse Parade to commemorate the Treaty and Land in honor of their ancestors. June 21 from 5:50 pm to 7:30 pm, for more information visit the webpage.

In the News

Where college students can find emergency money, food and housing
The food pantry at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., 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.

Helping families dealing with ALS
The ALS Association came together about 12 years ago, and has many, many research studies in progress. Dr. Joseph Beckman with the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University is one of the major researchers of ALS, and he’s making a difference in Oregon. He is in the process of getting FDA approval, and he is in live trials in Australia right now.

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

‘These statistics are real’
Ontario Argus Observer
“These statistics are real,” said Barbara Brody, assistant professor, Oregon State University Extension, and co-facilitator for the poverty simulation, as she explained the different scenarios participants would be playing out in groups of designated “families.”

Farmer survey informs education
Dalles Chronicle
During the summer of 2017, Oregon State University (OSU) Extension teamed up with Washington State University (WSU) Extension and Gorge Grown Food Network (GGFN) to survey producers in the Central Gorge and ask about educational and infrastructure needs.

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