In this week’s issue:

Available now: Out There videos in Spanish

Our collection of Extension Out There videos is now available in Spanish (including captioning). Find the in the “Marketing Templates, Tools and Inspiration” folder in Box by going to the Employee Intranet website and clicking on the link under Popular Links. Look for the “Out There Videos” folder.

As a reminder, there is a silent version that is appropriate for using at events. You also will find the full video (one minute and twenty seconds long) and six thirty-second story clips – all available in English and Spanish with captions – featuring a variety of Extension activities. Please share them on your social media channels to help spread the word about the great things Extension is doing in and for Oregon.

More Extension stories will be captured on video in the coming months. We anticipate another Out There video and three more story clips will be available in the fall. For questions, please contact Ann Marie Murphy.

Extension Web Update

Imagine if you could ask your smart speaker to search the OSU Extension website for events located near you, or ask Siri to find all of the blueberry pruning publications in the OSU Extension Catalog? See our blog this week to see how we are preparing for the future.

Diversity Highlights

Please contact analu.fonseca@oregonstate.edu with any questions, and if you have suggestions for content to include in Diversity Highlights.

Statewide Events & Resources

NEW SCHEDULE! Social Justice Education Initiative
The Social Justice Education Initiative schedule for fall is now 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: jane.waite@oregonstate.edu

EXTENSION OFFICES, TAKE NOTE: Jane will deliver her introductory 2-day SJEI course in your County Office if you can get a group of 12 people together. Contact Jane or Ana Lu with any questions.

Bend YP DevLabs, Session 3: Our Community – Where Will You Make Your Impact?
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community but have been unsure of how to get started? Thursday, August 15 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Deschutes Brewery- Mountain Room (901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR). Hosted by the Bend Chamber of Commerce.

Hiroshima – Nagasaki Commemoration event
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 7:00–8:30 pm at the Corvallis Riverfront Park. Co-hosted by the OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Trystan Reese Recorded Presentation
Trystan Reese presented “The Seahorse Dad: My year as a pregnant man” at the Whiteside Theater in Corvallis, Oregon in April 2019. Sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis.

In the News

Discrimination Is Hard to Prove, Even Harder to Fix (NY Times)
“It’s a difficult process, more difficult than it needs to be,” said Jeff Vardaro, a civil rights attorney in Columbus, Ohio. These cases can become complex and expensive, and defendants and their attorneys have incentives to drag them out.

Phillips Collection modern-art museum opens new exhibit (Oregonian)
To transcribe the journey of 68 million refugees, the Phillips yielded its floors to 75 international artists.

Need a Mental Health Day? Some States Give Students the Option (NY Times)
An expert called the laws in both Utah and Oregon a “win” and said students who are “quietly suffering” from mental illness will benefit most.

Extension in the news

OSU ‘statewides’ plan return to full staffing
Capital Press
Oregon State University is preparing for a hiring spree in its Extension service, agricultural experiment stations and forest research lab due to a funding boost from lawmakers.

Large wasps descend on Central Oregon in search of cicadas
The Bulletin
In recent weeks, the extension center in Madras and the Oregon State University Extension Service in Redmond have received numerous calls from residents who are concerned about the wasps.

A little heat brings the wheat
Dalles Chronicle
While yields are yet to be determined, retired Oregon State University Extension Agent Sandy Macnab expected bushels-per-acre to be around average.

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