In this week’s issue:
- Bright Spots
- Summer Master Gardener Class
- Healthy Community grants available
- Quarterly Conversation
- Extension Web Update
- Diversity Highlights
- Hey, did you see this?
- Extension in the news
Summer Master Gardener Class
An accelerated summer online master gardener glass is now available. The gardeners who don’t want to wait until January can get information here.
Healthy Community grants available
The OSU Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition & Preventive Health is pleased to announce that the request for proposals for the 2019 Healthy Community Outreach Grants is now open. This statewide outreach program seeks to improve the nutrition and food environment in underserved communities across the State of Oregon in partnership with our colleagues in the OSU Extension Service and local community health partners.
The Moore Family Center Healthy Community Outreach program is seeking proposals from Extension professionals in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for community-based projects. Each project proposal may request up to $25,000 through this competitive process and up to 4 projects will be funded per year ($100,000 total project funding statewide). The OSU Moore Family Center shall act as the fiscal agent on each funded project.
The intent of the Healthy Community Outreach Program is to empower local communities to work together to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians where they live, work, learn and play in ways that stimulate innovation and collaboration. We welcome project proposals related to improving nutrition and the food environment from Extension teams across the state. Cross program collaborations are encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2019. For full proposal guidelines and application instructions please visit our website. Please send your questions about this funding opportunity to Jenny Rudolph, Moore Family Center Outreach Coordinator.
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 conversation included the leadership update by Scott Reed, Oregon Outdoor School by Kris Elliott and his team, making outdoor school an integral part of school curriculum by Susan Sahnow and LeeAnn Mikkelson, and Extension’s digital strategy by Jennifer Alexander and Lucas Turpin.
Extension Web Update
Answers to your frequently asked questions about the new digital strategy, and useful tips for thinking about and searching for online content on the Extension website are now highlighted at: https://beav.es/navigator.
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Events & Resources
AMERICA’S GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL: The opening ceremonies include a costumed parade through the park. The main stage will highlight cultural entertainment throughout the day. June 1 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Ontario. For more inforamtion, visit the event page.
Beyond Vanport: Remembering Native North Portland/Peggy Ball-Morrill: Klamath/Modoc artist Peggy Ball-Morrill’s paintings portray a community nearly invisible in popular culture where representations of native people are often limited to westerns or cartoons. The paintings remember a close-knit native community at a time when federal termination and relocation policies threatened Native survival. June 1–5 in Portland. For more info, visit the event page.
Gambatte: An American Legacy – Community Healing Gathering: This event focuses on sharing and listening to the emotional legacies held within the Japanese American experience. Generations have been impacted by the history of racism through lived experiences, historic impacts and the individual and collective pursuit of understanding identities in America. June 1– 5 in Portland. For more information, visit the event page.
In the News
Dozens of people of all races and backgrounds participated in a march at Oregon State University on Tuesday, re-enacting the action students took decades earlier that created the opportunities they now have.
Native American women have gone missing or been killed at alarming rates, federal and private studies show, and there is growing concern that confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data.
For the first time in its history, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education will take place in Portland, Oregon from May 28 to June 1, 2019.
Meet the mobile home owners fighting back.
An Oregon State University researcher is part of a $1.94 million grant to look for possible connections between the human microbiome and autism spectrum disorder.
Hey, did you see this?
Why do most virtual assistants that are powered by artificial intelligence — like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa system — by default have female names, female voices and often a submissive or even flirtatious style?
Extension in the news
Mob grazing paying off near Jordan Valley
Weaned cows have been staying on U.S. Bureau of Land Management range in late fall to graze densely on medusahead and cheat grasses as part of an Oregon State University Extension study.
Barring wildlife helps get your space back
“Our homes and gardens often overlap with spaces and resources used by wild animals, both native and non-native,” said Dana Sanchez, Oregon State University extension service wildlife specialist.