In this week’s issue:

Transport translations tool available

OSU Extension is committed to ensuring that all people, including those with Limited English Proficiency, have meaningful access to our programs and activities.

As part of our overall language access strategy, OSU Extension has contracted with to provide a tool called Transport. It is an online translations platform you can use to submit documents for translation, or to get a price quote to help with program planning. Transport:

  • Is accessible via OSU ONID single-sign on
  • Routes for OSU budget authority approval
  • Saves historical information so we have better data on translation needs and costs across our organization

A Transport login link, user guide, and additional information are available on our language access resource page.

A brief demo and Q&A session will be offered (and recorded) on Friday, October 18 from 10am – 10:45am via Zoom video conference. Join here:

Learn more about language access and see a preview of the Transport tool in the August Outreach & Engagement Quarterly Conversation.

Questions? Please contact

Brand font change: Rufina Stencil is discontinued

After careful consideration, University Marketing has decided to discontinue use of the brand font, Rufina Stencil. OSU’s commitment to equal opportunities and access for all is in direct contrast to a font that many have found to be difficult to read and inaccessible. The replacement for Rufina Stencil is Georgia, an elegant serif font known for its legibility and clarity at small sizes and on digital displays. Georgia is a systems font available in Microsoft Word. Over the coming weeks, OSU and Extension typography on the web and downloadable brand templates will reflect this change. Please make the shift to the Georgia font as you create new communication materials. Contact Ann Marie Murphy if you have concerns or questions.

Navigator Digital Strategy Update

Here are some tips for writing content for county pages. We will be collaborating with each county on developing their county pages.

Diversity Highlights

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

Statewide Events & Resources

Disability Access Services Open House (Corvallis Campus): Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. Visit A200 Kerr Admin to play with technology and our Testing Center on the 3rd floor of Heckart Lodge to get a tour. Learn about services, technology, see the facilities, meet the staff, and ask questions.

Third Thursday Veterans Coffee Club in Salem: Join us every third Thursday for a casual cup o’ joe and camaraderie in a safe place to share your military memories. Jokes, photos and artifacts are always welcome. You’ll find support and friends at the B-17 Alliance Veterans Coffee Club. This coffee club is free open to all veterans and to those who wish to honor our veterans. Coffee Club is held at the B-17 Alliance Museum & Restoration Hangar in Salem, every third Thursday of the month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Portland Queer Film Festical 2019: Now in its 23rd year, the Portland Queer Film Festival (PDXQ) takes place September 20 – 26, 2019 at Portland’s historic Cinema 21. The festival showcases feature, documentary and short films from all over the world that are made by, about or of interest to the Queer community.

Introduction to Transgender Health for Health Professionals: The OHSU Transgender Health Program faculty and staff are offering “An Introduction to Transgender Health for Medical and Mental Health Professionals” to learn about gender affirming care across the lifespan. The target audience includes primary care and specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and mental health providers. Saturday, Sept. 21, 8am – 5pm at the OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building. For registration, fees and detailed agenda, visit the registration link.

DEI in the News

A nation of neighbors (Source Weekly)
“We have more diversity in our community than a lot of people realize,” Rook, who works in educational equity at Oregon State University-Cascades, said. “I think it’s really commonplace to talk about how un-diverse or white Bend is—and certainly there are plenty of white people in Bend. But we do have significant communities … folks who are not white, not straight, not English as their first language.”

Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline Becomes Cradle-to-College Pathway Under Groups’ Efforts (Insight Into Diversity)
A crucial part of clearing the pathway to college is reducing exclusionary discipline policies at K-12 schools. Such policies include suspending students for long periods of time, often for vague and highly subjective infractions. Underrepresented groups who are disproportionately targeted by punitive discipline include Black and Brown youth, children with disabilities, foster youth, LGBTQ individuals, girls of color, English language learners (ELLs), children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and poor children.

The Women Leading Power Five Athletic Departments (NY Times)
Women make up close to half of college athletes, but only a few are athletic directors in America’s wealthiest and most powerful sports conferences. Of the 65 colleges in the nation’s most powerful sports conferences, only four have women leading the athletic department.

Extension in the News

Evaluating pollinators for abundance and diversity
Western Farmer-Stockman
The study’s findings have value because both pollen abundance and diversity are critical for colony growth and survival of the honeybee, says Ramesh Sagili, the study corresponding author and an OSU associate professor of apiculture and honeybee Extension specialist.

Cruising through school
Newport News Times
“This is the third year we’ve been out doing this research cruise,” said Tracy Crews, Oregon Sea Grant’s marine education program manager. “We take out high school students, community college students to work with graduate students and researchers here at Oregon State University.”

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