In this week’s issue:

OSU public records requests

Jackie Bangs has been named the new public records officer within University Relations and Marketing. In a new policy that took effect on May 1, all OSU public records requests are to be directed to the OSU Public Records Office.

Upcoming Webinars

Managing County Landing Pages and Local Focus Areas
Presented by Bryan Mayjor

Learn about the new options for managing County landing pages, and Local focus areas.
The webinar will cover basics such as logging in using DUO, editing your editing your website profile and photo.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Meeting number: 926 421 616
Join by phone
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
Access code: 926 421 616
Friday, May 31, 2019 9:00 – 11:00 am
Meeting number: 920 145 176
Join by phone
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
Access code: 920 145 176

New: 300 million images!

Creative Commons has launched their new search engine which searches 300 million images that you can use on your websites, blogs, presentations, and more! All the images are free, but you must follow the instructions on the license. The search engine now searches many more places than just Flickr. It’ll search 19 collections, including Flickr, Animal Diversity Web, Flora-On, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Have fun with it, and if you have questions about photos and Creative Commons, you can contact Karen Zimmermann of EESC.

Extension Web Update

What exactly is a CRM… and why should I care? Wondering what a CRM is? Or what a strategy for using a CRM at Extension might look like? Read this week’s blog post.

Diversity Highlights

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

Special Announcement:

Diversity & Inclusion Three-Part Series: This session will be led by Dr. Juanita Simmons and is for eXtension members only as part of Engage & Empower Online. Click on the workshop tittle for the registration link. May 8, 2019 1:00 PM

Part II, Implicit Bias, Civility, and Microaggressions in the Workplace

  • To understand the meaning, symptoms, and prevention of Implicit Bias in theory and practice;
  • To understand how Implicit Bias impacts institutional climate;
  • To understand ad recognize Microaggressive behavior and the impact that microaggressions have on institutional climate and relationships;
  • To introduce Civility in the Workplace (I)

Events & Resources

Binaries That Bind Us: This is part of a series of groups examining cognitive distortions, also called thinking errors. These are irrational beliefs or biases that often ultimately work against us and our overall wellness. They often reinforce negative patterns, causing one to feel “stuck”. May 13 7:00pm from 8:30pm in Portland. Fore more information, visit the event page.

Indigenous Masculinities Conversations: A space to discuss indigenous masculinities, from gender roles to gendered issues. May 14 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in Corvallis.  For more information, visit the event page.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: Annual Salmon Fish Ceremony: Join in and check out Tribal and local organization information tables, a demonstration salmon pit, speakers and community ceremony. May 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 in West Linn. For more info, visit the event page.

Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories about Wealth, Status, and Power: Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation. May 18 from 1:00 to 2:00 in Tillamook. For more info, visit the event page.

In the News

How Oregon is closing the graduation gap for Latinx students

In January, Oregon educators received some encouraging news about graduation rates, particularly for historically underserved students in Oregon, and most notably for Oregon’s Latinx students.

Springfield Family Preserves Mexican & Salvadoran Culture Through Food

For the past 20 years a local nonprofit has helped Lane County immigrants find support and build community through gardening. KLCC’s Melorie Begay caught up with one family that cooks with food they grow as a way to keep their culture alive.

A witness to horror: Auschwitz survivor tells story at OSU event

Stephen Nasser, a Hungarian Jew who was the lone Holocaust survivor among 21 family members, mesmerized a crowd of 750 witnesses Monday night at the La Sells Stewart Center.

The real history of Cinco de Mayo, and how it’s celebrated around the world

Restaurants and watering holes across the country have been stocking up on tequila and taco fixings in preparation for the thousands of Americans who queued up for margarita specials on May 5. Many, however, won’t have a clue what exactly they’re drinking to.

Hey, did you see this?

Burger King spoofs McDonald’s with not-so-happy meals

Burger King is rolling out a new box meal called the “Real Meal.” It’s designed as a play on McDonald’s happy meal, and a way to bring attention to mental illness.

Extension in the news

4-H Wildlife Stewards Summit comes to Kings Valley
Corvallis Gazette-Times
The Oregon State University Extension Service has staged the event for 17 years now with Maggie Livesay implementing the program as the 4-H outreach leader.

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