In this week’s issue:

PACE offers Wine Tasting Experience

Learn more about about wine at this workshop in either Portland or Corvallis in September. Details are here.

Extension Web Update

Do you still have people calling to ask how to find things on the website? Have you not revisited the Extension website since after the launch? You may be surprised how things have changed over the past year. This “getting reacquainted” video tour shows how to orient yourself on this updated site. Share with your colleagues and clients, and also see new ways we are gathering feedback from audiences.

Diversity Highlights

Please contact with any questions, and if you have suggestions for content to include in Diversity Highlights.

Statewide Events & Resources

Oregon GEAR UP Resources
The GEAR UP program’s goal is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary programs. Take a look at their free toolkits and other resources for educators here.

Financial Strategies for Women
A workshop for women and those who care about women. A variety of topics are addressed which pertain to, and are relevant for, women interested in financial planning and investing. Presented by Barbara Koontz, Financial Advisor, CFS*, Thursday, July 25, noon to 1 p.m., OSU Corvallis Campus, MU212. RSVP to

CMLC Cooking Class: Mexican Salsas with Maria & Nena
Join the CMLC kitchen to learn how to make authentic Mexican salsas. $10. Space is limited. Thursday, July 25, 1:30-3 p.m., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave. Reserve your spot by contacting

Sensory Sensitive Movies at the Northern Lights Theatre
Sensory Sensitive Showings are designed specifically for customers with autism and other special sensory needs. The volume is turned down and the lights are turned up. There will be no previews or ads before the movie. During the movie, you may get up and walk around, dance, sing, clap, and shout—without being a disruption. Next showing is Saturday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. At the Northern Lights Theatre in Salem, OR.

2019 Obon Festival

Join the Japanese American Association of Lane County for the 2019 Obon Festival at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. Saturday, July 27, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the News

OSU College of Engineering receives diversity recognition award (LIFE@OSU)
The OSU College of Engineering has been selected to be an “exemplar” recipient of a Bronze Award in the first year of the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program.

Driving while undocumented in Oregon: A family’s hopes for HB 2015 (OPB)
Today, 23 years after that trek through the desert, he and his family still live in the Salem area. Navarro recently graduated with a master’s degree from Oregon State University. His mother manages a restaurant and his father works in a plant nursery. But they’re all still undocumented, which has a big impact on their otherwise ordinary daily routines.

Oregon tackles the veterinary suicide crisis, starting with the stigma (OregonLive)
For a profession filled with high-achievers and perfectionists, it’s easy to see how burnout, anxiety and depression can all play out, said Alex Rowell, a psychologist in the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.

Extension in the News

Oregon, Washington Firefighters Assist Alaska As Oregon’s Fire Budget Fizzles
The Corvallis Advocate
The Oregon State University Extension Service will receive $2 million for to map out “at-risk areas” as guidance for as-yet-unapproved forest thinning.
Oregon’s strategic plan for bees creates a buzz
The Register-Guard
″(Oregon) is one of the hot spots for bee biodiversity,” said Andony Melathopoulos, a bee expert with the Oregon State University Extension Service.
The Story Next Door: 4-H fair is a way of life for Fay and Sherm Sallee
Albany Democrat-Herald
Sherm and Fay Sallee are probably the only volunteers so committed to 4-H programs they actually designed their home to include large rooms that allow not one, but two 4-H meetings to be held simultaneously.

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