In this week’s issue:

August Journal of Extension

The August 2019 issue of the Journal of Extension is now available. The entire issue can be accessed directly on the JOE website at
Several of your colleagues were published this month! Congratulations go to:
Curious about publishing your Extension impacts in the Journal of Extension? Check out their Guidance for Authors page and consider submitting!

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.

Diversity Highlights

Please contact 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:

 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.

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