In this week’s issue:
The November Quarterly Conversation is now available for viewing. Topics of the conversation include the following (numbers denote where you will find the segment on the video):
- University Leadership Update – Anita shared the search status of OSU President, deans and Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. Included renaming the division and Q&A. Because Extension is the face of OSU in every county, it is important to understand how the university functions and how Extension supports its success. (3:35)
- Budget Conversation [Note: budget numbers are draft and subject to change.] – Anita wanted to provide enough information so each of us can talk with stakeholders in an objective and informed way about how the Extension budget works. (24:11)
- Division Leadership Team Restructuring (1:03:53)
- Question and Answer (1:07:16)
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Statewide Events & Resources
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Native American Heritage month resources:
- #HonorNativeLand Toolkit: Begin conversation around your turkey dinner this year to investigate whose land you’re gathering on and offer a land acknowledgment as a way of opening conversation.
- Join the movement to recognize Native American history as American History. This social media campaign is working to visually represent how there would be no American History without Native American contributions.
- Read up! Here’s a great, annotated list of selections from the First Nations Development Institute.
- Watch The “Indian Problem” Video (12min): As American power and population grew in the 19th century, the United States gradually rejected the main principle of treaty-making—that tribes were self-governing nations—and initiated policies that undermined tribal sovereignty. For Indian nations, these policies resulted in broken treaties, vast land loss, removal and relocation, population decline, and cultural decimation.
OSU Resources for DREAMers and Undocumented Students
Access a wide array of information and services, and connect with OSU partners like OSU’s Educational Opportunities Program.
DEI In the News
It’s Been A Minute Podcast: White Nationalism (NPR Throughline)
How has white nationalism shaped U.S. immigration policy in the 20th century? Why is it important to talk about race? This podcast provides historical contact as we move forward as a nation. It will help set the tone for many of the DEI sessions at the Extension Annual Conference next week.
Unconscious Bias: When Making People Too Comfortable Backfires (CIC Blog)
If we are going to move this work forward, we must be willing to first have the uncomfortable conversations not just about the bias but its impact. We then can move people towards authentic and culturally intelligent strategies for managing their biases.
Student Spotlight: Lara Jacobs (OSU Graduate School)
What is the impact of outdoor recreation on the ecological health of Native Americans’ lands? Lara Jacobs, a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, is digging into this topic for her Ph.D. research at OSU.
Extension in the News
After seedling shortage a decade ago, some Oregon Christmas tree farmers facing tough times
Christmas trees take between seven and 11 years to mature and, just about a decade ago, seedling suppliers grew too few small trees to go around, according to Chal Landgren, an Extension Christmas tree specialist at Oregon State University.
Local trap shooters qualify for championships
Four Jefferson County 4-H youths have qualified to compete alongside 700 4-H youths from 36 states in the 2020 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, hosted by the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Nebraska 4-H.
Learn to safely preserve at home
Oregon State University Extension Service invites you to enroll in Preserve @ Home, a national award-winning, online food safety and preservation course to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products.
‘Stockings for Soliders’ are about to be shipped to local troops
The OSU Extension Office in Josephine County has been collecting hygiene products, non-perishable food and more from the community for the past two months. Because of all the generous donations every National Guard member will receive one.