In this week’s issue:

Willie Riggs Retirement Celebration

Willie Riggs is retiring, come to his retirement celebration at the Klamath County Fairgrounds blue building, June 28 from 4:00-8:00 PM. There will be light refreshments and drinks, a no host bar is provided. Come and celebrate a great career.

Dana Martin Retirement Celebration

Please join us for a few minutes or the entire time, to just say hello to Dana, tell your favorite Dana story (oh I know there are many) or just remind her how much her efforts have been appreciated.

We’ll provide some hors d’oeuvres and punch, please feel free to bring something you and/or others will enjoy, or not – mostly it’s your presence that will be most valuable.  Please join us on:

Thursday, June 27, 2019
4 – 6 pm (or so)
North Sister Building, Deschutes County Fair & Expo
Redmond, OR
RSVP if you can attend, by calling/texting Candi Bothum.

Office:  541-548-6088 x 79540
Cell/Text:  541-419-6350

Communication and connection opportunites

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 ConnEXTion weekly, and contribute!
  • O&E blog with First Monday videos (Engage via the comment section!)
  • Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversations (Next: August 16, 2019)

Video clips featuring Extension

In addition to the 80-second and longer silent Out There Extension videos, six short 30-second clips are now available. The clips feature various Extension programs around a variety of Extension themes: youth outreach, healthy living, food production and food resiliency, and thriving communities. The videos can be downloaded from the “Marketing Templates, Tools and Inspiration” folder in Box where Extension and AES logos are located. All videos are currently available in English with captioning and soon will be available in Spanish with captioning. The videos also are available on the Extension YouTube Channel. You are encouraged to use social media to share the videos.

Extension Web Update

Check out our blog this week. This is part one of preparing for the future. Find out why is adding content is so complicated.

Diversity Highlights

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

Statewide Events & Resources

Pi-ume-sha Health Fair: Wednesday, June 26 at 9 AM – 1 PM. 2200 Hollywood Blvd, Warm Springs. Hosted by CTWS Community Health Services and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

CMLC Citizenship Workshop and Legal Consultation Clinic: Free Citizenship Clinic for those interested in getting U.S citizenship. Attendees will be provided with answers to questions about getting started on the process, and be provided an opportunity to meet briefly with an immigration attorney for free. Friday, June 28 , 4-8 p.m., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 N.W. Jackson Ave. Presentations will be held at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m, legal consultations held all evening. Free. Contact to reserve a free consultation with an immigration lawyer. This workshop is co-sponsored by SOAR (, a Portland-based nonprofit that specializes in citizenship and immigration processes.

22nd annual World Beat Festival: Friday, June 28 – Sunday June 30 at Riverfront Park in Salem. Hosted by the Salem Multicultural Institute.

PDX Pride Luau: Saturday, June 29 at the Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway St, Portland). Hosted by Utopia PDX – United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance Portland.

 In the News

Protesters rally at Oregon State Capitol as Senate unable to reach quorum (Statesman Journal)
The Oregon Senate was unable to reach a quorum during their brief floor session Sunday morning as Republican senators continued their unexcused absence from the Capitol.

Women’s experiences at work are undeniably different.” (NY Times)
“There are certain things that women learn from a lifetime of operating in male-dominated spaces — things like patience, compassion and calm — that may be assets.”

What’s the matter with moving these federal workers to Kansas City?  (CNN Politics)

Who’s in and who’s out of the Beltway? Amazon is moving into the DC, region, frustrating locals; and parts of the federal government are moving out, frustrating displaced employees.

Half of all college students are food insecure. Are universities doing enough to help them? (Pacific Standard)

Program directors fighting food insecurity across the country applaud these gestures—and point to examples of real change that resulted from them. For example, Oregon State’s faculty senate passed a resolution this year to include a section on every class syllabus that refers students who are struggling to find food or housing to the Human Services Resource Center, according to Nicole Hindes, the center’s assistant director.

Extension in the news

Outdoor School, state parks team for ‘Get Out There Together’
“Oregon State Parks and the OSU Extension Service Outdoor School program are committed to helping families continue to engage in the outdoors and extend the amazing opportunities that Outdoor School provides,” said Kristopher Elliott, an Oregon State University Extension Service assistant director who leads statewide Outdoor School.

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