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 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

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 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:     

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:

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.

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