In this week’s issue:
- August Journal of Extension
- Navigator Digital Strategy Update
- Diversity Highlights
- Extension in the News
August Journal of Extension
- Marilyn Lesmeister for her contributions to the article Implementing a Successful National e-Forum
- Patricia Skinkis for her article Participatory Research Engages Industry and Leads to Adoption of Methods That Challenge Long-Held Production Standards
- Mary Arnold and Jonathan Gandy with their article Youth Participatory Evaluation: Matching 4-H Youth Experience to Program Theory
- Sam Angima and Scott Reed with their contributions to the article Awards of Excellence Inspire and Motivate Extension Professionals
Navigator Digital Strategy Update
Heads nodded in agreement these past weeks, as we bounced around the idea of adding more stories to the website to show the value of Extension’s work. Also, new solutions arose as content teams talked about who and how to enter and organize their content. This week’s blog post takes a look at what is taking shape, and the role of content strategy in facilitating it.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and if you have suggestions for content to include in Diversity Highlights.
Statewide Events & Resources
OSU-Cascades offers community learning workshops (KTVZ)
Oregon State University–Cascades’ fall adult community learning workshops begin in September and are open for registration. Geared toward personal and professional development, the workshops cover topics including health, film and art, leadership development, and equity and inclusion.
Student success film screening: As a special University Day event, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Office of Undergraduate Education are hosting a screening of “Unlikely,” a new documentary exploring barriers to college completion, followed by a conversation on OSU’s student success initiatives. Tuesday, Sept.10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium.
Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative schedule for summer and fall is up, and there are still seats for summer sessions. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is a foundational professional development program for faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI offers a varied schedule of Tier One and Tier Two workshops, all open now for registration. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey in this well-reviewed program. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information: email@example.com
In the News
Girls’ Side and Boys’ Side? Not at These Summer Camps (NY Times)
Sleep-away programs for L.G.B.T.Q. youth offer all the standards — s’mores, canoeing, friendship bracelets — plus gender-inclusive cabins and courses on identity.
Native American Tribes Say Indian Horse Relays Are America’s First Extreme Sport (KLCC)
One of the ways Native tribes in the West celebrate their history and culture is through annual summer horse races. They’re known as Indian Relays, and tribes call them America’s first extreme sport.
Do private prisons have a role in our society? (Rifkin Radio podcast)
In this podcast, Brett Burkhardt, Ph.D, a sociology professor at Oregon State University, joins us to discuss the key elements of the debate over prison privatization: cost, quality and morality.
Extension in the News
Young ‘Iron Chefs’ show off new skills
The LaGrande Observer
Four teams of middle school students battled it out at the Oregon State University Extension Services office Wednesday afternoon. They were showing off all they had learned the last eight weeks as members of the Iron Chef in the Nutrition Kitchen competition.
Holey Cow! (Really)
Baker City Herald
As part of their two-week program in August, the students took various field trips in addition to brushing up on math and reading. Their visit to the Extension Office focused on natural resources.
Neighbors Concerned About Malnourished Cows Near Roseburg
Frieze said the cattle’s owner has been very cooperative through the whole process and has been working with Oregon State University extension services and the sheriff’s office to come up with feeding plans.
OSU launches ‘Global Hemp Innovation Center’
“It has so many beneficial uses that I am quite excited that it’s now becoming more and more mainstream as an agricultural commodity and going into products that we use,” Richard Roseberg, director of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, said.