In this week’s issue:

LDPE Application Open

It’s time for sixth cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Executives (LDPE). We are currently accepting applications for the 2019/20 cohort. The application details and program outline are available here; program requirements available here. The deadline is September 15th.

The application must include a brief biography and reference letters from the following three people, which speak to your suitability and interest in this program:
1) Immediate Supervisor
2) Program Leader or Unit Director
3) A Peer
Notes: If your immediate supervisor is also your unit director, only two letters are required. Letters can be attached to the application or sent in separately.

LDPE is a unique and collaborative leadership program for employees within the Extension Service, Ecampus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. The year-long program includes facilitated workshops, interpersonal assessments, executive mentoring, peer-coaching, book clubs, projects, and more!

Please let Amanda Bielenberg-Hayes or Jeff Sherman know if you have any questions about the program or application process.

OSU Juntos Family Day Video Available

On May 11, OSU Open Campus Juntos and student leaders from Mi Familia Weekend came together to host Juntos Family Day, welcoming more than 1500 Latinx students and family members from across the state to experience Oregon State University’s college and career opportunities, resources, and family support! Thank you to our partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers that made this event a success. Watch our video to learn more about what this incredible day means to our families and to our university.

Navigator Digital Strategy Update

In celebration of Labor Day, there’s no blog post this week, but take a moment and visit a place on the Extension website you have never looked before. See the hard work that someone outside your sphere is doing as part of Extension’s mission. Then leave your Extension colleagues a comment in the feedback area to let them know your thoughts. Thanks!

Diversity Highlights

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

Statewide Events & Resources

Census Data Visualization tools: Visit the Census Interactive Gallery and Infographics and Visualizations pages for information and insight about our communities.

Student Veterans Networking Event: OSU Cascades
Please join us for Hawaiian food, Aloha music, lawn games and meet your fellow student veterans. It’s an opportunity for you to prepare for the Fall term and to make sure that all your beavers are in a row. All new and continuing veterans, dependents and their families are invited. RSVP is required. Please email to RSVP. Friday, September 13 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Tykeson Hall.

Black Connect, Welcome Event: Come kick off the new year at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center in Corvallis. Learn about services, programs, and meet other new students. Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Ettihad Welcome Event:  Come kick off the new year at the Ettihad Cultural Center. Learn about services, programs, and meet other new students. Friday, September 27 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In the News

How to create a garden that’s accessible to all (Oregonian)
“We all have challenges if we live long enough,” said Corinne Thomas-Kersting, a retired speech-language pathologist and five-year Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener. “We have different challenges. Even when you’re young and healthy there are things to do to prevent future disabilities.”

Extension in the news

Research shows that PE in schools can be life-changing
East Oregonian
Elementary schools are expected to start providing 120 of those minutes this year. That’s where Angie Treadwell, SNAP-Ed coordinator for Oregon State University Extensions, comes in.

To help bees through lean times, plant a variety of blooms
The Washington Post
“People may run into city ordinances if they let their yards grow wild, so make them functional,” said Andony Melathopoulos, a bee specialist with Oregon State University Extension. “Make them into an attractive feature of your landscape while also making them into better pollinator habitat.”

OSU names interim director for Hermiston research station
Capital Press
Clive Kaiser, horticulture professor and Umatilla County extension agent for OSU in Milton-Freewater, will take over as interim director at HAREC beginning Sept. 3.

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