In this week’s issue:

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.

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

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

Isabella Ash: Diversity discussion spurs effort to continue conversation after camp

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.

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought 

Co-written by Karen Thompson, assistant professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University.

New Hampshire, 94 Percent White, Asks: How Do You Diversify a Whole State?

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.

Beyond Stonewall: A Comprehensive List Of Documentaries That Explore LGBTQ History

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.

Palestinian embroidery is Oregon artist’s link to the past

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
East Oregonian
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
Camp Business
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.

In this week’s issue:

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)

New O & E leadership team members

Beginning July 1, the Outreach & Engagement Leadership Team welcomes two additional members, Jim Johnson, Extension Forestry Program Leader, and Wiley Thompson, Regional Director Coast Region. Each are serving a rotating term as representative of their group on the executive team through June 30, 2019.

Communities, Food, Resilience Event

Register early for the Communities, Food, Resilience, an event designed to spark bold and visionary conversations around food systems and community food resilience and the role of the land grant university. Hosted by College of Agricultural Sciences and OSU Extension, the OSU150 event takes place in Portland on September 5, 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum (reception following will be held at the Oregon Historical Society from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.). The event will be livestreamed and Extension offices are encouraged to invite members of their communities to a viewing party. To be identified as a livestream location and receive the invite template, ideas, and livestreaming instructions, contact Amanda Bielenberg by August 9. Visit the event website for more details and view the event flyer here.

In Memoriam

It is with sadness we share that Jackson Weaver Ross, Jr., passed away on June 24, 2018. Jack worked in a series of positions with the Extension Service: Farm Crops Specialist, Area Supervisor, Community Development Specialist and finally Assistant Director, County Programs. In 1959, he received a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship and earned an MA in Extension Administration at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He returned to work at Oregon State, and after a successful career retired in August 1975 at age 55.  At his request, only private services will be held. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Corvallis Boys and Girls Club for the Jackson Ross Memorial bench and planter, 1112 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330 (www.bgccorvallis.org) or the Vina Moses Center.  https://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/obituaries/jackson-weaver-ross-jr/article_35d2c267-290b-53ec-881a-e6d32e6cb1ff.html

Extension Web Update

Not everyone in Extension is involved behind-the-scenes in adding to the website, but many do author or use the content. Whether it is requesting missing content, evaluating what to migrate, or avoiding duplicating content others have entered, the latest website upgrade blog post reminds us about reasons you may need to talk with each other. Also, where you can look to find out who you should be speaking to in the first place.

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.

Readings:

Reimagining publics and (non)participation: Exploring exclusion from science communication through the experiences of low-income, minority ethnic groups. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0963662517750072

Events & Resources

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?: Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods. July 25th from 6:30pm t0 7:30pm in Portland. For more information.

NEOEDD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roundtable-Wallowa County: NEOEDD is hosting two different events to explore DEI topics. NEOEDD continues its round table discussions for volunteers, boards, and staff members to learn, share, and discuss DEI methods and strategies. The next round table will be held Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Place in Joseph, and be moderated by Anita Yap and Traci Price. The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes lunch. Scholarships are available; please inquire at NEOEDD, 541-426-3598

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.

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.

In the News

How Teaching Native History and Culture In Wisconsin’s Schools Became Law [Audio]

In the early 1980s, conflict erupted when Wisconsin Native Americans asserted certain treaty rights. A few years later, a law called Act 31 made teaching Native American history and culture mandatory in Wisconsin schools. We’ll look at what led to its adoption, and how successful it’s been.

Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community

Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed — a wildfire had started — and the elite crew launched into motion to tamp down the blaze in the sagebrush of eastern Oregon’s foothills.

Returning to Manzanar

A brief retelling of the experiences of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Dear Stranger: Connecting Oregonians, one letter at a time

Oregon is a big place, home to a great diversity of geography and experience. It’s hard to say anything about the state that holds as true in Nyssa as it does in Neskowin. How can we hope to understand the experiences of people living in such different places? How can we work together for the good of all?

Diverse French team brings home World Cup championship

The French are welcoming home their soccer heroes in Paris on Monday after becoming the 2018 World Cup champions. But what is notable about the squad isn’t just the goals they managed to rack up, but the diversity the players embody.

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 Extension food preservation hotline opens for canning season
KTVZ
As canning season gets underway, the Food Preservation hotline from Oregon State University ExtensionService started taking calls Monday.
Eastern Oregon wheat harvest off to fiery start
Capital Press
Wheat harvest is off to a blazing start in Eastern Oregon — literally. …  Don Wysocki, extension soil scientist for Oregon State University in Pendleton, said most of the lower elevations in Morrow and Gilliam counties were short on rainfall during May and June, and he expects they may cut around 10-15 bushels of wheat per acre below average.
New OSU Extension agent hired for Marion, Clackamas counties
Capital Press
Betsy Verhoeven, whose mother, Mary Verhoeven, worked in the wheat program at Oregon State University, and who worked in OSU barley breeder Pat Hayes’ lab as a teenager, has been named Oregon State University Extension’s new field crops agent for Marion and Clackamas counties.

In this week’s issue:

New Extension name badge

New OSU Extension name badge – To adopt the new OSU branding and provide consistency across the Division, Extension Administration will pay for one replacement name badge for all faculty and staff through December 31, 2018 (this does not include name badges for students or temporary employees; these are the responsibility of the county/department).

Supervisors or office managers should contact R3 Engraving at r3@r3engraving.com to order the replacement name badges. Please contact Kaylyn Hymes in Extension Administration to obtain an index and activity code to charge.

Example of the new OSU Extension name badge:

2017-18 Academic Report for University Outreach and Engagement

The annual academic report on the Division of University Outreach and Engagement is now available online. The report attempts to provide the Provost and other readers with a snapshot of the wide project and geographic scope of work that is done within the Division by our dedicated faculty and staff and the positive impact your work has on individuals, families, industry, and communities.

Benny at the Fair Advertising Templates

Fair season has arrived! To promote Benny the Beaver’s appearance at your fair, three ad templates are available for your use. Access them in Box. Here’s how:

Access Box via the Employee Intranet site. Click on the first bullet, which takes you to all the Extension and AES folders. Search for the “Marketing, Tools, Templates and Inspiration” folder. Click on Templates and then on the “Benny at the Fairs Advertising” folder. If you have questions or have difficulty accessing the files, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (541-737-1327).

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Peter Bloome, retired Extension Associate Director, who passed away at his home on June 30 with family by his side. Peter held the position of Extension Associate Director from October 1, 1997 and served in this role until he retired December 31, 2002. Starting July 1, 2003, Peter held an Emeritus Appointment in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Biological & Ecological Engineering Department.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date. https://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/obituaries/peter-bloome/article_97676768-2d22-5d70-a842-8a87053289bd.html

Extension Web Update

Many teams are working hard to add content to the new Extension website, but need just a little more time. The decision to move the deadline from August 1 to November 1 for accessing the archived Extension content gives more time for content teams to review and assess what is needed before the old content goes completely offline. Other changes this week include the EESC web team reducing our office hours, since the number of people attending has tapered off post-launch. People can still inquire during office hours on Fridays 2-4 pm, or contact us to set up an individual meeting time during the week. Learn more about this and other updates in the recent web upgrade project blog post.

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

UPDATE! Diversity & Inclusion Summer School 101

Register now for sessions next week starting Monday: https://naepsdp.org/Schedule

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? July 25th, at 6:30 pm in Portland. More information.

Priced Out: Gentrification

A screening of the documentary film Priced Out, which chronicles the journey of one black, single mother as she decides to sell her home and move to Texas amidst the rapid gentrification of the neighborhood that she grew up in. We’ll have time for a discussion of the film’s themes after the screening. Free and open to all! July 29th, at 7:30pm to 9:30pm, in Portland. For more information.

¡Festival Latino de Albany 2018!

Festival Latino 2018 is just around the corner! This free event includes cultural performances, children’s activities, food for purchase, and a Health & Community Resource Fair. You can’t miss it! July 29th, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm in Albany. More information.

In the News

What work does a street sign do?

Natchee Blu Barnd is an assistant professor of ethnic studies and Native American studies at Oregon State University. Barnd’s recent work focuses on how place-naming shapes perspectives of history related to Indigenous peoples in the United States. In the conversation below, we look at what this does or does not do to benefit different interest groups.

Hip hop forestry: Thomas Rashad Easley of F&ES

Thomas Rashad Easley, assistant dean of community and inclusion at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, describes how he learned to love people and share his truth from hip hop and how to respect the earth through forestry. Bringing them together, he says, has allowed him to connect people who have been unnaturally kept apart to create a better world.

NEOEDD offering more DEI Sessions

Do you wonder what people mean by “DEI” –– diversity, equity and inclusion? Do you want to feel more comfortable talking about race, gender, class, sexual orientation or migration? Are you wondering why or how your organization should take part in discussions of privilege?

OSU-Cascades honors faculty, staff achievements

Oregon State University–Cascades recently recognized six recipients of the 2018 Employee Awards.  The awards recognize faculty and staff in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; outreach; outstanding staff; scholarship and creative activity; sustainability; and teaching excellence.

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

Net some knowledge
Oregon Coast Today
Experts from Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Extension Service will run the free tours, connecting seafood lovers with commercial fishermen.

Research station fights back against rose stem girdler
Capital Press
A new pest has burst on the scene at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center.

Sharing equipment benefits small-scale farmers
Capital Press
Historically, many farmers of all scales have shared equipment. However, the idea is gaining in popularity among new farmers — especially those looking for a collaborative group, said Melissa Fery, an Oregon State University Small Farms Extension agent.

In this week’s issue:

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)

Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative workshop

The OSU College of Engineering is organizing the inaugural Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative workshop to be held August 6-7, 2018. Please consider attending and submitting an abstract for the poster session.

The keynote address, “Urban Water Supply Re-invention for Dry Cities,” will be given by Richard G. Luthy, Silas H. Palmer Professor in Department Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Engineering Research Center for Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure at Stanford University.

Other invited talks will be added to the program as they are confirmed.

Abstracts for the poster session are being accepted now at http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/water and are due no later than July 17.

There is no cost to attend this workshop but advance registration is required.

If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lewis Semprini.

Marketing items order form

If you have downloaded the order form before, please check the online form again and download the updated version before placing a new order. The online form is updated frequently. If you re-use an older version of the form, new items and out-of-stock notifications will not be shown.

Updated Statewide Sites

Check out the updated Statewides map. The new version will be available through Portfolio and the photo archive.

Better, Bones, and Balance Instructor Training

Our Better, Bones, and Balance Instructor Training is coming to Corvallis September 13 and 14, 2018!  This message is to remind you that early bird pricing will be ending July 31.

What is Better Bones and Balance?
BBB is a research-based program from OSU shown to improve balance, strength, and mobility.
The research also shows a reduced rate of bone loss among BBB class participants!

Who should consider leading a Better Bones and Balance class as an instructor?

If you have a passion for fitness and health, a dedication to teaching and sharing with others and an outgoing personality…..becoming an instructor is right for you!

What does Better Bones and Balance Instructor Training Provide?

  • Practical Exercise Leadership
  • Specific Protocol Training
  • Sample Lesson Plans
  • Valuable Instructor Feedback
  • Marketing Tips
  • The Latest Research Information!

How do I register?

Print out the form!  Mail it along with your personal check to our 2018 Training Venue, LBCC (address is on the form).

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by August 23rd to Michelle Smith, 541.737.7417 and michelle.smith@oregonstate.edu.

Extension Web Update

As more content is added on the OSU Extension website, the EESC web team begins to get more requests for how to organize content for specific audiences. This week’s website blog post looks at what the different ways content is managed automatically by the website and what can be done, such as creating collection pages, to help in curating content.

Diversity Highlights

Please contact analu.fonseca@oregonstate.edu with any questions or if you have suggestions for content to include in Diversity Highlights.

Check out other events going on in your region on our webpage: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/dei-events-calendar     

Events & Resources

HSRC Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity: The OSU Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) is looking for faculty, staff, students and community members to volunteer at the HSRC food pantry this summer. To volunteer, complete a one hour training. You can drop by Avery Lodge (HSRC) anytime between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to complete it. More information about the HSRC and the food pantry schedule can be found here. For more information: hsrc.foodpantry@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Women’s Center strategic planning:  View a sample of feedback from a recent planning survey: Women’s Center Feedback and participate in a current (super-short) survey that will help in the development of guiding principles and core values.

In the News

Inside the #MeToo movement at Nike: Employees are hoping for a culture change.

Benton County considers shelter options: Proposals include using a building near the corner of Northeast Walnut Boulevard and Belvue Street as a temporary shelter.

Homeless protesters set up camp outside Corvallis City Hall: The continuing saga of the homeless situation in Corvallis has produced some new approaches.

Extension in the News

No-till farming can help save water, proponents say
Capital Press
In contrast to traditional farming methods, no-till leaves all of the crop residue — the part of the plant not harvested — on the surface instead of plowed under. The root systems of the plants remain intact, providing soil stability, according to Donald Wysocki, a soil scientist at Oregon State University Extension in Pendleton, Ore.

In this week’s issue:

Branded color palette now available on your desktop

Click on the Design tab and then the Color drop down menu in Word and PowerPoint and you’ll see the OSU branded color palette (OSU RGB 2018). Click to make it your default color palette and it will be easy to use Beaver Orange and several of the secondary brand colors in your marketing and outreach materials. To learn more about OSU brand colors, visit the OSU Brand Guide.

Communities, Food, Resilience Event

 Register for an event designed to spark bold and visionary conversations around food systems and community food resilience and the role of the land grant university. Hosted by College of Agricultural Sciences and OSU Extension, the event takes place in Portland on September 5, 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum (reception following will be held at the Oregon Historical Society from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.). The event will be livestreamed and Extension offices are encouraged to invite members of their communities to a viewing party. To be identified as a livestream location and receive the invite template, ideas, and livestreaming instructions, contact Amanda Bielenberg by July 23. Visit the event website for more details and view the event flyer here.

Cultivating Change Conference

Kris Elliott and Jeff Sherman attended the Cultivating Change Summit in Des Moines, Iowa this past week. They have made a short video, discussing why this work matters to OSU Extension, and to them personally.

For context, the Cultivating Change Foundation values and elevates LGBT+ agriculturalists through advocacy, education, and community by being more visible to each other, more visible to others, and by connecting to people, companies, and organizations who are doing incredible work for the LGBT+ community. Kris and Jeff feel lucky to work for an organization like the OSU Extension Service and associated programs who value people and all the identities they bring with them to the workplace. Last year, OSU Extension and OSU College of Agricultural Sciences sponsored the summit when the meeting was on the west coast. If you are interested in being part of the conversation, feel free to reach out directly to Kris or Jeff, participate in the local Cultivating Change reception held each winter in Portland, or visit the foundation website at:  http://www.cultivatingchangefoundation.org/mission-vision-values/

We are both proud to work for Oregon State University Extension, and look forward to continuing the conversation! Left is the Safe Zone poster many offices and work spaces are posting to let employees, students, community members, and friends know that there are spaces free from hate and discrimination, a nice addition to our Civil Rights posters.

Update: 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.

“Growing the Fund”
Extension faculty and staff may help “GROW the Fund” at any time during the year. Keep the following in mind:

  • The principal of the OSU Extension Professional Development Fund is an endowment.
  • The earnings from the endowment feeds into the current-use-fund.
  • Each quarter, the amount in the current-use-fund pays for the professional development requests selected for funding.
  • The fund supports on average, about 100-160 different professional development opportunities a year.

The two ways individuals may currently contribute throughout the year are:

  • Through payroll deduction (deductions could range from $5.00 a month to any larger amount)
  • Through individual contributions (payable by check or credit card)
  • Either of these types of contributions may be processed on-line through the OSU Foundation
  • Contributions may be made to one or both of the following funds, indicate percentage (%) as you complete the on-line process.

6220-820450 OSU Extension Professional Development Fund (Endowment Fund)
4100-820450 OSU Extension Professional Development Fund (Current Use Fund)

Extension Web Update

Visitors that used search features in the past two weeks on the OSU Extension website browsed through more pages and stayed longer on the website than the site average. This week’s blog post looks at how search can help visitors explore the site and how to narrow down search results on this content-rich site.

Diversity Highlights

Please contact analu.fonseca@oregonstate.edu with any questions or if you have suggestions for events or news stories to include in Diversity Highlights.

Check out other events going on in your region on our webpage: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/dei-events-calendar     

Events & Resources

Equal Opportunity and Access Title IX/Title VII workshop July 11-13: No cost, register at http://eoa.oregonstate.edu/annual-title-ix-workshop by June 29.  This year we are proud to host our annual statewide Title IX/Title VII workshop at Oregon State University.  This two-and-a-half day workshop will include information on Title IX, Title VII and other anti-discrimination legal issues and procedures, and an overview of best practices. Presenters include Jackie Sandmeyer and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP.

HSRC Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity: The OSU Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) is looking for faculty, staff, students and community members to volunteer at the HSRC food pantry this summer. To volunteer, complete a one hour training. You can drop by Avery Lodge (HSRC) anytime between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to complete it. More information about the HSRC and the food pantry schedule can be found here. For more information: hsrc.foodpantry@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Women’s Center strategic planning:  View a sample of feedback from a recent planning survey: Women’s Center Feedback and participate in a current (super-short) survey that will help in the development of guiding principles and core values.

Cuentos y Conversación: Ofrecemos cuentos y actividades bilingües para los niños y una oportunidad de charlar y practicar el inglés para los adultos. Los lunes a las 6:30 p.m. desde el 9 de julio en adelante en la biblioteca pública de Albany. Starting on July 9, the Albany Public Library will offer Spanish speaking and bilingual children’s activities, while giving adults time to practice their English conversation skills. 6:30 p.m. on Mondays through the summer.

In the News

As pathway market expands, enrollment outcomes diverge  (Inside Higher Ed)

Oregon State University, INTO’s first partner in the U.S., increased its international student population as a proportion of total enrollment from 4.9 percent in fall 2008, when the partnership started, to 11.5 percent in fall 2017. According to published enrollment figures, the university enrolled 898 students across the various INTO Oregon State intensive English and pathway programs in fall 2017, down from a peak of 1,496 in 2014. Most of the drop was in intensive English enrollments, where numbers are falling nationwide, in large part due to the drop in Saudi students.

Special Olympics State Summer Games in Corvallis canceled (Gazette-Times)

The organization held its Summer State Games in Corvallis for the first time in 2017 on campus at Oregon State University and on the track at Corvallis High School. After those games, organizers of the event praised OSU and the Corvallis community and said the organization wanted to hold games in Corvallis for many years to come.

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

New statewide IPM coordinator named for Oregon
Good Fruit Grower
Katie Murray, of Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, has been appointed statewide integrated pest management coordinator for Oregon, according to a statement from OSU.

Hive Mind: Inside The Complicated World of Bee Colonies
Science Friday
Oregon State University entomologist Ramesh Sagili chats about his study published in the journal Scientific Reports. He examined what happens when the queen of a honeybee hive dies and how the surviving bees choose the next queen

Potatoes get revamped
Western Farmer-Stockman
Aymeric Goyer, associate professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, studied the levels of vitamin B9, or folate, in different potatoes. Vitamin B9 is essential for optimal brain and nerve function, and for infant development.