In this week’s issue:

Quarterly Conversations: May 19, 2017

Plan to attend the next O&E Quarterly Conversation on May 19, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestreamed. This is your opportunity to ask questions of O&E leadership and to learn about O&E and Extension initiatives.

Topics:
OSU 150, special guest, Shelly Signs
Branding Discussion

Join us in Kidder 202, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., or join via livestream http://live.oregonstate.edu/ and ask your questions online.

Branding

The suite of Extension Service logos will be available this week. Keep an eye out for an email explaining how to access the logo for your county. Please read the Brand Guide before using the new logos. For example, it is important to have space around the logo that is the width of the crest. And to ensure legibility, the logo should not appear smaller than 1.375 inches wide in printed materials. If you have questions contact Ann Marie Murphy, communication and marketing manager for University Outreach and Engagement and OSU Extension Service.

10th annual Ecampus Faculty Forum

The 10th annual Ecampus Faculty Forum is just two weeks away, and it has a little bit of everything for you and hundreds of your Oregon State colleagues.

  • 15 interactive sessions about online teaching innovation
  • Ample networking opportunities
  • A lunchtime address by OSU President Edward J. Ray
  • A hands-on workshop on research design projects
  • Free food (breakfast and lunch)

If you haven’t done so, please check the agenda and register now to secure your place at one of Oregon State’s best professional development events of the year.

When: 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 9
Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Register TODAY!

The Faculty Forum brings more than 200 Oregon State faculty and staff together for thought-provoking discussions that showcase OSU’s excellence in online education.

During lunch, OSU President Edward J. Ray will give an address on the university’s excellence and the role Ecampus plays in it. Susan Capalbo, senior vice provost for Academic Affairs, will also recognize distinguished faculty members.

In the afternoon, register for an optional, hands-on workshop titled “Research Design for Teaching, Learning and Technology Projects” led by Dr. Katie Linder and Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto of the OSU Ecampus Research Unit. More details will follow once you register for the forum.

Reserve your spot today, and we’ll see you soon.

Analyst Programmer (Web Developer) Recruitment

Please share the following recruitment information with qualified and interested individuals.

Analyst Programmer (Web Developer)

Oregon State University’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) unit is looking for a new member for our Web and Content Strategy team.

This team focuses on developing educational, user-focused online experiences. As an analyst programmer (web developer) on the team, your role will be to collaboratively design, develop, test, and maintain web and Drupal content management systems for the OSU Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). This is a full-time position located in Corvallis, Oregon.

· You will work on a new OSU Extension web presence, the OSU Extension Catalog, Oregon’s Agricultural Progress magazine, and other special web projects.
· These websites and systems increase the public’s access to and engagement with educational resources and information.
· This work helps build positive change for youth, families, communities, and businesses throughout Oregon in the areas of sustainable ecosystems, human health and wellness, and economic development.

EESC’s mission is to support the critical communication needs of OSU Extension and AES through educational publishing, public issues and impact communication (including news and media relations), and web and content strategy. EESC is a creative and highly collaborative team. We embrace change and diversity and support professional development and employee well-being.

If you are committed to web development best practices, enjoy working collaboratively, and share our goal of enabling effective online engagement, then we want you on our team.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/42531
Closing date: 5/29/17

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Student Job Posting: Benny the Beaver Handlers at the County Fairs

University Events has again posted a job for OSU Students to assist Benny while he’s on his Oregon County Fair tour this summer. If you know an OSU Student who is looking for a fun job this summer, have them apply at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/42666

Student Outreach Assistant (Benny Assistant) position closes on May 16th. Stipulations are that they must be enrolled at Oregon State University and able to leave from, and return to Corvallis for each county fair trip.

Extension in the News

Farmers warned to prepare for new produce safety rule
Capital Press
May 2, 2017
Featuring, Stuart Reitz

Screen Free Week encourages families to turn off the TV
East Oregonian
May 4, 2017
Featuring Angie Treadwell, Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Field Day Fun
The Argus Observer
May 7, 2017
Featuring Barbara Brody,

In this week’s issue:

OSU New Brand Identity

Today, OSU launches a new brand identity and logo! You will see a new logo and companion logos, new fonts, new photographic and visual style, and new tone of voice for how we talk about OSU. Refer to the FAQ, look for brand information in upcoming ConnEXTions, and tune in to the May 19 University Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation to learn more about how the new OSU brand impacts you and Extension. Please contact Ann Marie Murphy with any additional questions (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1327)

April 2017 Journal of Extension

The April 2017 issue of Journal of Extension is now available online on the JOE website at www.joe.org.

Congratulations to Kathy Gunter, Patrick Abi Nader, Amanda Armington, John Hicks, and Deborah John for their Feature article describing the evaluation of the BEPA (Balanced Energy Physical Activity) Toolkit, which is used to promote physical activity and obesity prevention in SNAP-Ed settings. Their evaluation found that children’s regular exposure to the toolkit (as measured by teachers’ reports) was associated with greater levels of children’s physical activity (as measured objectively using pedometers). – As reported by Marc Braverman.

Extension in the News

Nesting boxes invite birds to hatch babies in home gardens
April 5, 2017
USA Today
by Kym Pokorny
Featuring Dana Sanchez and Nicole Strong

Note from Kym Pokorny: This story about bird nesting boxes with Dana Sanchez and Nicole Strong as sources was picked up by USA Today. That’s the first time a gardening story has shown up in such a high-profile national newspaper. Congratulations to Dana and Nicole for providing such compelling information.

 

In this week’s issue:

Extension Annual Conference Registration to go live SOON

The registration site for the 2016 Extension Annual Conference will go live SOON! Check your email frequently for the link, or visit ConnEXTions for more updates.

OSU Extension web upgrade project: Strategy and next steps

The Extension web upgrade project is entering the development phase!

For an update on what’s happened recently, what’s next, and how you can learn more, see the new project blog. Going forward, this blog will be the best place get more detailed information and ongoing updates. It includes:
Strategies at a glance
Timeline/milestones
FAQs
• A way to sign up to get notified of updates via email
• And more…

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact the project team. We want to hear from you. Your feedback will help us improve our communication plan and the project blog, especially the FAQs.

OSU’s Joyce Loper named to Ag Research Service’s Hall of Fame

By Gail Wells

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Joyce Loper, Oregon State University professor of plant pathology, was inducted into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame this month.

The prize is a significant honor conferred on ARS scientists who have made major impacts on agricultural research, are recognized by peers for their significant accomplishments and serve as exemplary role models for younger scientists.

Loper has been a research plant pathologist at the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis and joined OSU as a courtesy assistant professor in 1987. She became associate dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences this year.

Her work, which focuses on plant-associated bacteria in agricultural soils, has led to breakthrough discoveries on the biological control of plant diseases. Loper uses a combination of genomics, chemistry and molecular approaches to identify new antibiotics produced by certain soil-dwelling bacteria. She was among the first to probe the molecular ecology of bacteria in the genus Pseudomonas, which are common in agricultural soils and which lend themselves to biological control of a host of disease-causing microorganisms.

“Dr. Loper’s status as a world scientific leader is evidenced by her impressive number of peer-reviewed publications, invited book chapters and review articles, the visiting scientists she’s hosted in her lab, and many, many other accomplishments,” said Lynda Ciuffetti, head of OSU’s botany and plant pathology department, Loper’s academic home. “The word ‘impressive’ doesn’t begin to describe Joyce’s efforts and achievements.”

“I am very honored to join the outstanding scientists in the USDA-ARS Science Hall of Fame,” Loper said. “I have been so lucky to work with exceptional people in the ARS and at OSU who have mentored me, inspired me, swapped ideas, worked side-by-side on projects and supported the research in a myriad of ways, from maintaining facilities to making sure the bills get paid. It is a great time in history to be a scientist, and I’ve loved being a plant pathologist.”

Loper is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Phytopathological Society. She has received numerous honors and awards.

She joins 100 other Hall of Fame inductees and is one of only nine women. Three other ARS scientists were also inducted this year: hydrologist Thomas J. Jackson, microbiologist Cletus P. Kurtzman, and hydrologist M. Susan Moran.

USDA-ARS is one of the world’s premier agricultural scientific organizations, with nearly 2,000 scientists located across the nation.

Joyce Loper
Joyce Loper was inducted into the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Science Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., in September. She is a plant pathologist and associate dean at the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences.

Social Justice Education Initiative launches at OSU

The Social Justice Education Initiative (SJEI) for faculty and staff has launched! The SJEI is a professional development program for all Oregon State faculty and staff aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies.

SJEI consists of an interactive, workshop-based curriculum that invites all OSU faculty and staff members (including GTAs and GRAs) to begin, or continue, their social justice and equity journey. This program is an important component of Oregon State’s ongoing institutional mission to infuse equity and inclusion into every aspect of the university’s work.

The SJEI curriculum is organized into two four-hour live workshops:

  • Session One addresses the historical and current social context, connecting the two, and why social justice matters. This session focuses on locating each of our individual identities within this broader social context.
  • Session Two is aimed at developing awareness and building skills. Topics covered include zones of safety, implicit bias, micro-aggressions, and cross-cultural communication.

Sessions One and Two are sequential but should not be taken on the same day. Both sessions will be offered several times a week at no cost and include breakfast or lunch. Currently September workshops are open for registration, with many more opening soon.

Registration for SJEI workshops is now open and available via the Oregon State professional Development registration system: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46

Faculty and staff who complete the SJEI program will receive a certificate of participation. Additionally, SJEI meets the continuing education requirement for active Search Advocates.

College, Department, Unit and other work group leaders may also arrange for custom delivery of the SJEI curriculum to all or some staff. These sessions can be customized and modified for added relevancy and to fit specific needs and schedules of the participants.

In the near future there will be additional workshops beyond the two-session SJEI curriculum that will offer participants a deeper exploration of specific equity and social justice topics.

For more information or to arrange for custom delivery of the SJEI curriculum, please contact Jane Waite directly.

WALKTOBER EVENTS – Get in on the fun, O&E!

Plan a one-time or recurring walking group in your county to celebrate Walktober! Publicize your event through OregonWalks Walktober site: http://walktoberpdx.org Let’s represent the ENTIRE state of Oregon (we don’t want Portland to have all the fun!) by hosting walks in the month of October. Nothing fancy, no theme, just add a date, time and location to the walktober calendar and get the word out in your community.

On-campus in Corvallis? Get excited for Mondays – because we’ll be walking from Ballard to the Bridge and Back every Monday in October at 12:15pm. Join us!

Monthly County Leader/Regional Administrator Webinar Recordings

Scott Reed has asked to share the County Leader/Regional Administrator monthly webinar recordings statewide.

The Friday, September 23rd recording is available.

All County Leader/Regional Administrator webinar recordings are available online.

In this week’s issue:

Division of Outreach and Engagements Strategic Plan Kits 

The second five-year strategic plan for the Division of University Outreach and Engagement is complete and is entering the implementation phase. To familiarize all Division employees with the plan and its impact on university outreach and engagement work, a kit containing the following will arrive the week of August 8 at each Division location:

  1. Poster (11×17”) – Vision, Mission, Values, Goals – to be displayed in each office
  2. Overview brochure – to be distributed to each employee and to stakeholders as appropriate
  3. Wallet cards – Vision, Goals – to be distributed to each employee and to stakeholders as appropriate
  4. Detailed plan – Vision, Mission, Values, Goals, Strategies – in a binder for easy office access (one per location)

Additionally, a smaller version of the poster (8.5 x 11”) can be downloaded. The flyer is appropriate for individual work spaces. All strategic plan materials, including the detailed plan, are available on the O&E website.

Please contact Jill Wells (jill.wells@oregonstate.edu) for additional copies of these materials. Note: Once measurements of progress and success are identified, a more in-depth strategic report will be published for limited distribution to key stakeholders and peers. When complete, it, too, will be available online. Your thoughts are welcome about what measures are appropriate to evaluate the success of our strategic plan.

The mission of the Division did not change with the realignment of Ecampus and PACE. Extension is the nucleus of the Division, and we continue to provide leadership for the outreach and engagement mission across the university.

The first step in the implementation stage is to build a team for each of our five goals. The teams will prioritize strategies and resources, develop tactics and identify how we will measure progress and define success. If you, or anyone in your office, would like to participate in a team, please contact Jeff Sherman (jeff.sherman@oregonstate.edu). He described this approach in the August First Monday Video.

The August 19 Quarterly Conversation, starting at 9 a.m. in Kidder 202 and live-streamed, will discuss the new strategic plan. Please encourage everyone in your office to tune in and ask questions. Comments about the plan, materials and distribution process also can be posted in the comment section of the O&E blog.

These materials will be shared across the university and with ECAN members.

Strategic Plan Flyer

Strategic Plan brochure

OSUEA Award Nominations

The OSUEA Awards Committee is accepting nominations for awards through September 15, 2016. There are categories available for all positions as well as team efforts.

Please submit via electronic copy to: Carole Smith with a subject line titles OSUEA AWARDS (and the name of the award). You will receive a confirmation email from Carole Smith. Announcement of the awards will be at Extension Annual Conference in November

Detailed criteria and instructions for submission: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/awards

Don’t hesitate to contact Carole Smith if you have questions!

Categories:

OSUEA Newer Faculty Award – The newer faculty award recognizes superior achievement for faculty w/less than 7 years of Extension experience. Awardees will receive a plaque and $200 stipend, sponsored by Dale & Alice Hoecker. Up to 5 awards are given annually.

OSUEA Experienced Faculty Award – The experienced faculty award recognizes superior achievement for faculty w/more than 7 years of Extension experience. Awardees receive a plaque and a $200 stipend, sponsored by Dale & Alice Hoecker. Up to 5 awards are given annually.

OSCAR HAGG Extension Communication Award – To recognize superior and distinguished achievement by Extension personnel–individuals,
groups, and teams–who have helped Oregonians resolve difficult problems through Extension education programs by effectively
utilizing planned, innovative and creative communications skills, techniques, and vehicles and technology . The recipient will receive $1,000. One-half of the amount will be used by the recipient(s) in their current or prospective Extension communication program; the other half will be used by the recipient(s) at their discretion to fund activities that will enhance their professional effectiveness (e.g., travel to professional meetings, additional training, purchase of books or subscriptions to journals).

OSUEA Team Award – The award recognizes efforts on the part of a team of Extension Faculty, staff or both in responding to and incorporating into a specific educational program or effort within the OSU Extension Service.

OSUEA Professional Faculty (administrative support) – Professional (administrative support) faculty includes non-classified positions that provide support to program, administrative, or serve operational functions of the OSU Extension Service. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward outstanding and exceptional service to the organization by professional faculty (administrative support) members within the OSU Extension Service.

OSUEA Educational Program Assistant Recognition – The OSU Extension Service employs educational program assistants (EPA) who manage and assist in many program areas. Educational Program Assistants are non-clerical, classified employees under the direction of Extension faculty who assist in coordination, promotion, and evaluation of program elements. Part-time and full-time EPAs who have been on staff for at least one year are eligible for this award. They do not need to be a member of OSUEA to be eligible.

OSUEA Classified Staff Award – This award is to recognize and reward outstanding and exceptional service by classified and management employees within the Oregon State University Extension Service. The recipient will receive a plaque.

OSUEA Search for Excellence Award – The OSUEA Search for Excellence program recognizes outstanding Extension education effort, innovation and impact. Only current members of the OSU Extension Association are eligible to enter. For team projects to be considered, at least one project leader must be a member of OSUEA. Applications for both teams and individuals in a wide range and scale of deserving programs from county to multi-state efforts are considered. Programs/projects completed within the past 2 years are eligible. http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/osuea-search-excellence

Both awards, OSU Extension Association (OSUEA) Search for Excellence and the Western Extension Directors Award (WEDA) for Excellence, recognize outstanding accomplishments in Extension Education. Two awards with one application process… Your time has arrived. Don’t be bashful.

The deadline OSUEA Search for Excellence and WEDA is September 15, 2016. For WEDA, the applicants will be considered for the 2017 nomination.

Submit your nomination to weston.miller@oregonstate.edu

OSUEA Cooperator Award – Each year, OSUEA honors individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to Extension programs. It is through these cooperators that Extension is able to accomplish so much. Awards are given in the following categories:
A. Individuals with 10 years or more of service
B. Individuals with fewer than 10 years of service
C. Businesses or organizations (no time limit)

ESP Award Nominations 

ESP Friend of Extension Award is the highest recognition presented by an Epsilon Sigma Phi chapter to a non-Extension (lay) person, company, organization or elected official and is designed to recognize truly outstanding support and personal involvement in Extension efforts. The Friend of Extension Award, sponsored by ESP, is open to any non-Extension person, company or organization that has demonstrated outstanding support and involvement in Extension efforts. Past Cooperator Award Winners who have continued to serve and contribute are eligible to be nominated as well. The winner of this award will be nominated for the National ESP Friend of Extension Award.

Take time now with your staff to nominate someone. (OSU Employees are not eligible for this award). The recognition and honor of being named a “2016 OSU Extension Service Cooperator” is a small reward for the time, energy, and dedication a volunteer gives. Every program area in every county, and statewide, has several individuals and businesses who are “you can count on” Cooperators. Now is the time to nominate them for this recognition.
Nomination procedures
1. Administrators, specialists, agents, and support staff discusses potential nominees for one or more categories.
2. Prepare a nomination. (see application attachment)
3. Send in the nomination by September 15. Send nominations electronically to: John.Williams.1@oregonstate.edu.
4. Continuing this year is the award participation fee (see attached policy) additional financial help from the nominators
If you have questions, please feel free to contact John Williams (541-426-3143) or Darrin Walenta (541-963-1010), co-chairs of the OSUEA Cooperator program or Mike Knutz ESP Awards Committee Chair. 503-434-8913.

The nomination form, criteria and previous Cooperator winners can also be found on the OSUEA website: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/cooperator-awards

Hoecker Innovative Grants Program Applications 

The Dale and Alice Hoecker family established the Extension Innovative Grants Program in 2001 to encourage creative Extension programming. The purpose of the grant program is to encourage and support Extension faculty in developing/replicating and delivering programs that address a high priority need of an Oregon target audience through creative and innovative approaches. This grants program is only for new projects or programs (funding existing programs is not allowed). The project may be a replication program or of new design but must be “new” for the respective applicant. Each grant award grant will be for a maximum of $4,000. The number of grants and/or amount of the grant may vary based on funds available, but it is anticipated that up to 4 grants may be awarded annually. Funds may be used to support program development, marketing, delivery, evaluation, and/or equipment related to the innovative/replication project.

To apply, email Carole.smith@oregonstate.edu with a subject line titled Hoecker Grant Application

Purpose: To encourage and support Extension faculty in developing/replicating and delivering programs that address a high priority need of an Oregon target audience through creative and innovative approaches. This grants program is only for new projects or programs (funding existing programs is not allowed). The project may be a replication program or of new design but must be “new” for the respective applicant.

Award: Each award grant will be for a maximum of $4,000. The number of grants and/or amount of the grant may vary based on funds available, but it is anticipated that up to 4 grants may be awarded annually. Funds may be used to support program development, marketing, delivery, evaluation, and/or equipment related to the innovative/replication project.
Awards are announced during O & E Annual Conference.
Eligibility: OSU Extension faculty and staff with at least a .30 FTE Extension appointment are eligible to apply.

Process and Required Criteria:
• Written proposal consisting of a maximum of 2 pages including a budget (no cover letter or appendices).
• Project must address a priority issue with an identified audience.
• Develops or demonstrates an innovative and/or creative program, approach, or delivery method or justification of replication program.
• Achievable outcomes and a process for evaluating impact are identified.
• Show the entire budget even if this application is only for partial funding of a larger proposal.

Recommended Criteria:
• Project will be completed or there is potential for continuation beyond the funding period.
• Results in scholarly accomplishment.

Funding Period: The project must be conducted within the next 12 months following the award. Upon completion the recipient will provide a brief (2-page maximum) electronic written report that includes a discussion of what was learned, outcomes and impacts, and implications for the future.

OSU Extension, in the News

Master Gardener Q&A: Galls feed on kinnikinnick
Statesman Journal
August 2, 2016
Featuring Neil Bell

Garden Plots
St Helens Chronicle
August 1, 2016
Featuring Chip Bubl

2016’s Best-Run Cities in America
WalletHub.com
Featuring Bruce Sorte

In this week’s issue:

Register Today — Adaptive Learning Open House May 9 & 10

Leading providers of adaptive and personalized learning platforms have been invited to campus for an Adaptive Learning Open House on May 9 and 10 in the MU Horizon Room. To help organizers plan for catering needs, please register today.

The Adaptive Learning Open House Schedule is now available and includes a Provider Fair (similar to a conference vendor area), individual 30-minute platform demos, and a luncheon panel discussion led by Lois Brooks, Dave King, and Susana Rivera-Mills. Among those on the panel will be OSU’s Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease, of the School of Psychological Science, and Phil Hill, Co-Publisher of the e-Literate blog, Co-Producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner at MindWires Consulting.

Attendance in person is strongly encouraged. For those working remotely, the provider demos and luncheon discussion will be streamed live at live.oregonstate.edu.

What is Adaptive and Personalized Learning?
Basically, adaptive learning providers offer tools that develop personalized learning paths intended to help students learn and master course material. Those pathways are determined based on how students interact with digital courseware and adjust to student needs as they work through the content.

What is the purpose of the Adaptive Learning Open House at OSU?
In short, to learn more about adaptive and personalized learning tools and to explore the possibilities for teaching and learning at OSU. Your feedback is needed as we consider these questions:
• To what extent do adaptive learning platforms improve student success?
• Can adaptive learning platforms help instructors spend less time on rote teaching tasks and more time on higher-impact interactions with students?
• Do we want to use this kind of teaching and learning technology at OSU, and if so, what is the best way to proceed?

Please register today and be part of the conversation. We look forward to this exploration and discussion!

Lois Brooks, Vice Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer
Dave King, Associate Provost, Outreach and Engagement
Susana Rivera-Mills, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

EESC Express Recording

“A recording of this month’s EESC Express is now available here. It’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of emerging technology, including 3D printing and scanning, 360-degree photos and Virtual Reality, with hosts Jeff Hino, Stephen Ward and Alan Dennis.”

PACE/Extension Online Enrollment Initiative

PACE is committed to helping all Extension county and districts obtain online enrollment access for all programs by 12/31/16.  There are no intake windows and we are welcoming all programs, courses, events, workshops.  PACE has increased flexibility and scaled up resources to support this Extension initiative. The process begins by submitting an online registration setup request and PACE will follow-up within 24 hours to confirm the information and start working on the request.

In this week’s issue:

 

Required Statements (Affirmative Action, ADA, and Disclaimer): Now Easier to Find

EESC recently received some helpful feedback from Extension faculty about the location of links to required statements (Affirmative Action/Non-discrimination, American with Disabilities Act, and Disclaimer statements). These statements now have their own link within the Marketing Tools section of the OSU Extension Employee Resources site. (The statements used to be under the “mailing and correspondence” subhead.)

If you have questions about this change, or other website feedback, please contact Tamara Hill-Tanquist.

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UABC Accounting Manager, Linda Adams appointed Fiscal Officer for Oregon Sea Grant

From Dee Wendler:

Please join me on congratulating Linda Adams, UABC Accounting Manager, on her recent appointment as the new Fiscal Officer for Oregon Sea Grant! Linda has been with UABC since its inception, and has been an invaluable resource, both to UABC and OSU. She has worked tirelessly to provide excellent customer service, improve processes, increase collaboration, develop partnerships and promote the shared services model. We will miss her greatly, both professionally and personally.

I want to extend my sincere thanks to Linda for all of her support and assistance, both to UABC and to me personally as UABC Manager. We have begun recruitment for a Finance & Accounting Manager, and hope to have the position filled in late Winter. In the meantime, please direct questions to your UABC CARE team or to me directly.

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In this week’s issue:

 

Reminder: ATLAS: A New Age for Extension

A reminder of this Friday’s special presentation by Penn State Extension.

ATLAS: A New Age for Extension, Oct. 23, 2015, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestream with live chat http://live.oregonstate.edu/

Refreshments available beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Live/streaming presentation: 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Discussion: 9:45-10:15

The presentation will be recorded, and the link shared.

About ATLAS:
Extension’s future success will be determined by the quality and relevance of our educational products and services, in all their forms. With this in mind, Penn State Extension—in close partnership with their Agricultural Communications unit—is launching a comprehensive strategy (called ATLAS) to modernize and redefine how Extension operates in an incredibly competitive, new age of communications and education.

Please join us on Oct. 23 to learn more about the vision, goals, and strategy for the ATLAS project, as well as challenges and lessons learned.

 

Top Honors in Extension Excellence

The Excellence in Extension Award is a national award given annually to one Cooperative Extension professional in recognition of their visionary leadership, excellence in programming, and positive impact on their community. In addition to the national recognition, one Extension educator from each of the five Cooperative Extension regions (northeast, north central, south, west, and 1890 universities), will be recognized for excellence at the 128th Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 15-17, 2015.

The 2015 Western Region Excellence in Extension recipient is our own Dana Martin, OSU Regional Administrator! Congratulations, Dana!!

 

OSUEA Search for Excellence and Western Extension Directors Award of Excellence DEADLINE EXTENDED

Both awards, OSU Extension Association (OSUEA) Search for Excellence and the Western Extension Directors Award (WEDA) for Excellence, recognize outstanding accomplishments in Extension Education. Two awards with one application process; your time has arrived. Don’t be bashful.

Details regarding each are listed below. The deadline OSUEA Search for Excellence and WEDA is October 23, 2015. For WEDA, the applicants will be considered for the 2016 nomination.

For details, see: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/osuea-search-excellence

Submit applications to Weston Miller at the contact information below:

 

Deadline Reminders