In this week’s issue:
- OSU Extension Professional Development Fund
- Communication and connection opportunities
- Extension Web Update
- Diversity Highlights
- What are you reading?
- Extension in the news
OSU Extension Professional Development Fund
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.
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 or 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: August 17, 2018)
Extension Web Update
The EESC web team made new improvements throughout June and July to the new website to make sharing content, finding faculty and staff, and seeing the latest content easier. The web groups who are entering content also have new tools to track revisions, limit photo access, check duplicates, and sort content. Read about these and what is coming next in this week’s web upgrade project blog post.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments or if you have suggestions for events or news stories to include in Diversity Highlights.
Events & Resources
Early Learning Hub Equity Training: The Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton & Lincoln counties is hosting their second annual conference focused on service and education equity. August 3 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in Albany, for more information visit the event page.
Portland Iranian Festival (19th Annual): Join the Andisheh Center in celebrating the 19th Annual Iranian Festival on Saturday, August 4 from 11am-4pm, in the South Park Blocks-PSU. The Festival’s theme this year is to honor the amazing women and artists that have contributed so much to our rich cultural heritage. For more information, visit the event page.
Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana: Mark your calendar and be sure to join us for delicious food, amazing entertainment, a carnival, Fiesta Court coronation, an endlessly entertaining parade, car show, and soccer tournament at the 55th annual Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana. August 4-5 in Woodburn. For more information, visit the event page.
Respond to Racism in Lake Oswego: Neighbors gather to discuss and respond to racism in Lake Oswego. Please come prepared to listen compassionately and with an open mind to your neighbors’ experiences. Sharing is optional but encouraged. August 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in Lake Oswego, for more information visit the event page.
Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny and Oregon: When Euro-Americans planted their flags and religious symbols in “newly discovered” lands, they were undertaking well-recognized legal procedures and rituals of Discovery to demonstrate their country’s legal claim over the lands and peoples. Professor Miller will explain the doctrine and how it became American Manifest Destiny and led to the United States acquiring the Oregon Country. August 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 in Coos Bay. For more information, visit the event page.
Diversity & Inclusion 101 for Extension Personnel: Recordings of this webinar series are now available on the National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals website: https://naepsdp.org/Webinar-Archive
In the News
Our diversity discussion at Oregon State University’s campus library was two hours of conversation between students and mentors about personal opinions and experiences with diversity. I felt empowered while surrounded by peers who not only share the same passions and views as me but also the same struggles and hardships.
Co-written by Karen Thompson, assistant professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University.
Catalina Celentano used to hold training sessions for hospital workers in Lynn, Mass., to familiarize them with the cultures of patients from Cambodia, Russia and the Dominican Republic. When she moved to New Hampshire, she suddenly found herself in an ethnic vacuum.
Queer cinema is inherently political by its very nature, defying the heteronormative status quo by virtue of its very existence. However, LGBTQ documentaries are arguably even more potent than their fictional counterparts, shining a much-needed light on the history of the queer community.
Some 6,800 miles from Palestine, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim is keeping the culture of her homeland alive – in thread. She’s taught Palestinian hand-embroidery to her three daughters and to people across the U.S. Now, she’s being honored for her lifetime of work.
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
OSU Class teaches locals about healthy cooking
Angie Treadwell wants to talk produce. Though the classes target women and children, Treadwell said they encourage the whole family to join in.
Clackamas County 4-H Club featured in Portland-based movie
Pamplin Media Group
Clackamas County 4-H members are enjoying a bit of celebrity status after the recent release of the Portland-based movie “Leave No Trace.”
Be a Food Hero
Food Hero was launched by the OSU Extension Service to encourage healthy eating among low-income Oregonians, in part by promoting home cooking as well as increased fruit and vegetable consumption.