In this week’s issue:

Condolences: Alice Lois Redman

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development faculty, Alice Lois Redman. The obituary can be viewed here.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas 4-H Foundation, 116 Umberger Hall, 1612 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 66506-3417 for the A. Lois Redman Scholarship in Leisure Studies or to the First Baptist Church, 2121 Blue Hills Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502, for the Lois Redman Camp Scholarship Fund.

Congratulations Benton County!

With an overwhelming 77% of the votes in favor, Benton County has passed the new OSU Extension tax district. Congratulations to Derek Godwin and the faculty and staff in Benton County!

OSU Branding

The Outreach & Engagement, Extension, and branch experiment station companion logos are available to download from Box. Please read the Brand Guide, especially the logo guidelines, before using the new logos. You can request the OSU logo from the Oregon State Brand Guide website. If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1327).

Links to companion logos and other resources are available on the Extension marketing tools resource page. See the FAQs for additional information.

OSU 150

Planning for OSU’s 150th anniversary kicks off in August 2017 with a Space Grant Festival and the total eclipse of the sun.

There are opportunities for Extension to participate in a variety of ways. Check out the calendar of events for starters. Other opportunities for Extension include:

  • Utilize one of three mini traveling exhibits (4×4’ footprint): display it in the OSU office, encourage regional museums to host the exhibit, and it may travel with Benny to some of the state fairs. Shelly Signs is managing the exhibit calendar.
  • Co-brand a regularly planned Extension event with OSU 150.
  • Promote the festivals for space, sea, sun and land grants to your community, including to OSU alumni.
  • Encourage use of the OSU 150 phone app (more information to come).
  • Make a tile that will become part of a commemorative wall (more information to come).
  • Promote events on social media (#OSU150), including the fun facts 150 things you didn’t know about OSU.
  • Host an event at the Oregon Historical Society during the OSU 150 exhibit (February 9 through September 9, 2018)

For more information, contact Shelly Signs at shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-737-0724.

NAE4HA Western Regional Award Winners

Congratulations to the following NAE4HA Western Regional Award Winners! They will be recognized at the regional breakfast at the NAE4-HA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN November 12-17, 2017. Their entry will now be considered for national level recognition.

Communicator Awards
Robin Galloway and Michael Jensen – Featured Story
Emily McDonald-Williams, Emily Anderson – Periodical Publication Team

Karissa Dishon, Pamela Rose, Ann Marie Murphy, Erik Simmons, Candy Bothum, Kelly Noack, Jamie Davis, Pati Craven, Claire Sponseller, Margie House – Promotional Package Team

Claire Sponseller – Promotional Piece
Shana Withee – Published Photo

Jon Gandy, Katie Ralls, Karissa Dishon, Reaza Mansur, Lindsay Walker, Katy Joyce – Video Program

Specialty Awards
Karissa Dishon – Educational Technology
Reaza Mansur –Excellence in Club Support
Claire Sponseller – Excellence in Animal Science Programming

Mike Knutz – Excellence in Communication and Expressive Arts Programming

Virginia Bourdeau, Emily Anderson, Robin Galloway, Andy Hoffmann and Todd Williver – Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Ed

Forest to Ocean (F2O)

Forest to Ocean is a summer program designed to inspire educators to take their passion of exploring forests and marine environments and use it to teach others about science, mathematics, social science and the language arts. Two courses are offered in this program (Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences and Forest as Classroom). Participants can register for one or both courses, which begin June 26. Register today!

Time, Talent, Energy

For those of you interested in the book Lindsey Shirley mentioned during the Quarterly Conversations on May 19th, the name of the book is Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power  by Michael C. Mankins.

Check back with ConnEXTions for the recording of that session.

Extension in the News

Extension Service gets taxing district
The Register Guard
May 2, 2017
Featuring Benton County

In this week’s issue:

Quarterly Conversations: This FRIDAY, May 19

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.

Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon is a winning publication

Brooke Edmunds submitted the Extension mason bee publication Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon (EM 9130) for the National Association of County Agricultural Agents communications contest, and it won! It is the winner for Oregon as well as a National Finalist in the publication category.

Congratulations to the winning team of Brooke Edmunds, Richard Little, Ramesh Sagili (authors), and Ariel Ginsburg (copyediting and design).

Here’s the link to the publication: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9130

Branding Updates

Extension letterhead templates
Letterhead templates with the new OSU logo that have been approved are posted and available for download. Additional templates are added daily as they are approved. For content changes to letterhead, contact Denise Ashley.

New and expanded FAQs
The FAQs have been updated with additional information on logo use, cobranding, and letterhead.

Brand launch videos
The videos of the Brand Launch Symposium (April 25) sessions are now available on the Brand Guidelines website. If you were not able to attend the symposium and want to learn more about the OSU master brand, these videos will be helpful. The links are at the bottom of the Brand Positioning, Our Voice and Visual Identity pages in the Brand Guide.

College of Forestry Outstanding Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Cushing who received the College of Forestry’s Aufderheide Award for Outstanding Teacher. The awardee is selected by the students in the College, and recognizes teaching excellence. Tammy is the Starker Assistant Professor of Private and Family Forestry, and Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy in the FNR Extension Program.

Youth Program Safety Training May 24th and June 12th

Dear Colleagues, Precollege Programs will be offering youth program policy and safety training workshops on Wednesday May 24th 11:00-12:20pm and Monday June 12th 11:00-12:20pm. The workshops support the work of faculty, administrators, and students who lead youth programs, or work with youth. We will cover the policies and guidelines that govern University youth programs, as well as best practices and safety procedures.

Sign up for EITHER date
Wednesday May 24th 11:00-12:20pm in Owen 106
Monday June 12th 11:00-12:20pm in StAg 160.

Register for a workshop at this link:
http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82eOrsomBAjWoW9

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 TOMORROW, 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

Researchers concerned about resistant Texas psyllids
Capital Press
May 8, 2017
Featuring Silvia Rondon

In this week’s issue:

What can/should I do right now with the new OSU brand and logo?

Remember, you do not have to change anything immediately! Use existing supplies and transition to the new logo as it makes sense, such as when you reorder items. Before using the new logo, please spend time with the brand guide.

  • Change social media avatars and profile pictures (see guidelines and grey social avatar file).
  • Request OSU logo (Extension and other Division logos will be available soon.)
  • Announce the new logo and brand in your newsletters and on social media. Include links to the logo and brand videos/posts from OSU’s main social accounts.
  • Read the Division branding FAQ and brand guide to get familiar with the new brand.
  • Contact Ann Marie Murphy if you have questions (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1327)
  • Be patient! New resources will be made available in the coming weeks. Watch ConnEXTions for updates.

A letterhead template with the new logo is in development. As soon as it is available, Denise Ashley will create new letterhead for each office (we anticipate it will be ready to download the week of May 8).

SPARK Event: Spread the Blue

Panel discussion with Nike, Harvard Pigments Museum, HGTV and others

The College of Science is delighted to invite you to a special event, “The Colorful World of Pigments,” exploring how YInMn blue, the first new pigment in 200 years, has stimulated conversation about the science behind the color and its innumerable applications.

Through this new blue lens, our panel of experts will share their perspectives on how share their perspectives on how an accidental scientific discovery has rippled across industry and disciplines, from art, pop culture, and design to technology.

  • LAB TOURS: See where and how YInMn blue was discovered by chemist Mas Subramanian. Space is limited. 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • ART EXHIBIT: Featuring works by students and professionals using YImMn blue. 9 a.m. – noon.
  • PANEL: Lively discussion about the art and science behind color featuring experts from Harvard Pigments Museum, Nike, The Shepherd Color Company, HGTV Design and OSU. Plus a special guest will make a surprise announcement you won’t want to miss! LeeAnn Garrison, Director of OSU’s School of Arts & Communication will moderate the discussion. 9-10:30 a.m.
  • COMMUNITY WALL MURAL: Express yourself in this creative activity for kids and kids at heart. 10:30-noon.

Join us for coffee and light breakfast from 8 – 9 a.m.

Register today!

Research Office Forum

For Cascades and Extension

Date: Friday, June 9th
Time: 9am-1:30pm – Presentations and discussion; 2pm-5pm – One-on-One or Small Group Consultations
Catering: Lunch will be provided by the Research Office
Location: OSU Cascades Campus, Bend OR
Intended Audience: Cascades and Extension faculty, staff, and students

Content: Representatives from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD) will provide updates and field questions. Presentations will be followed by an afternoon reserved for one-on-one or small group meetings to discuss your research projects and disclosures; training; student advising; or any other needs that faculty, staff, and students may have while we are on campus!

9:00-9:15 Introductions and updates about electronic research administration (eRA) system Mark Peters
9:15-9:30 Export Controls, International Compliance, Unmanned Systems Mark Peters
9:30-10:00 General Field Safety Policies including Scientific Diving and Small Boat Programs Kevin Buch
10-10:30 Intellectual Property and Commercialization Dave Dickson
Break
10:45-11:15 Animal Care and Use Rebecca Henry
11:15-11:45 Conflict of Interest Nicole Wolf
11:45-12:45 Working lunch
12:15-12:45 Research with Human Subjects Lisa Leventhal
12:45-1:30 Q&A All
Break
2:00-5:00 Consultations by prior appointment All

If you plan to attend, please rsvp by Wednesday, May 31st to kay.white@oregonstate.edu as we will need to have an estimated number for catering. If you would like an afternoon appointment, please email Kay.White@oregonstate.edu and indicate whom you would like to meet with. Feel free to contact the individual presenters with questions before the forum.

Please encourage your students to come and be a part of this event!

Extension in the News

Not Just a Boys’ Club: Women Hooking Into Fishing Industry
Voice of America
April 27, 2017
Featuring Flaxen Conway, Sea Grant

In this week’s issue:

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence-Livestream

Watch the University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence LIVE today starting at 11:30am.

Top 10 Project presentations will being at 12:15pm.

live.oregonstate.edu

Also, follow University Outreach and Engagement today on Twitter: #OSUEngage

Open invitation: Visit EESC!

Colleagues:

Our Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) team appreciates the hospitality you show us when we have the opportunity to visit you at our offices and events around the state. We hope you have the same warm welcome when your work brings you to the Corvallis campus.

Next time you are in town, please know that you are welcome to stop by EESC as your schedule permits. We will be happy to give you a quick tour, meet and greet our team, and share what we’re currently working on. And we’d love to hear what’s going on in your communities and programs.

Where to find us:
422 Kerr Administration Building (corner of 15th and Jefferson; see map)
541-737-3311

No need to call ahead. Just stop by! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Jennifer Alexander, Director
For the EESC team

Spots still available for Innovate Extension

Have great ideas for Extension that are ‘outside of the box’? Interested in strengthening your creativity and innovation skills? Want to connect with like-minded peers? Want to receive coaching from innovation experts? Want a chance to win funding?

Plan to attend the INNOVATE Extension event: May 23rd in Corvallis.

The event is free, open to all Extension faculty/staff (and includes great swag), but space is limited to 100 participants.

SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! Deadline to sign up is 4/10.

Want to know more about Innovate Extension? Check out the FAQ for all the details or visit the event website: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/innovate/innovate-extension-event-details/

In this week’s issue:

Office of Research Integrity Forum: For Cascades and Extension

SAVE THE DATE!

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: Presentations and discussion from 9am-1pm; one-on-one consultations from 1pm-5pm
Catering: Lunch will be provided by the Research Office
Location: OSU Cascades Campus, Bend OR
Intended Audience: Cascades and Extension faculty, staff, and students involved in research
Content: Presenters from the Office of Research Integrity will provide updates related to:

  1. Upcoming transition to an electronic research administration system
  2. Export Controls
  3. Use of Drones
  4. Animal Care and Use
  5. Conflicts of Interest
  6. Research with Human Subjects

Presentations will be followed by an afternoon reserved for one-on-one or small group meetings to discuss your research projects and disclosures; training; student advising; or any other needs that faculty, staff, and students may have while we are on campus!

More details to follow later in the Spring.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference Registration Now Open!

This is Engagement:

Best Practices in community-engaged scholarship

Pre-Conference: September 24-25, 2017

Conference: September 26-27

Hosted by Auburn University

Registration is now open for the 2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama this fall. We invite you to join us on September 24-25 for pre-conference activities and workshops and September 26-27 for the 2017 ESC Conference.

This year’s conference is centered on the theme This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship.

We invite you to take advantage of early bird pricing by registering now. Special pricing includes an ESC member rate and a group discount for those attending with five or more colleagues from one institution. A conference attendee room rate has been secured at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.

EESC Express Survey

It went fast but the EESC Express has come into the station after the last show of the season. Now, we’d like to hear from you. Please take our survey – it takes less than five minutes. The window for taking it is until April 14, but why procrastinate? Take it now whether you watched or not. Your answers are anonymous. Just clink on this link: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5pyKMxkMSCNvKAZ

When you take the survey, let us know if you’d like to see us pull out of the station for another season.

To watch any of our eight shows, check out the recordings at our website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/eesc/eesc-express

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!  Outreach and engagement is an essential element of OSU’s land grant mission. Learn about 15 award-winning projects involving nine colleges and six campus units; many project teams include OSU students. The event is April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Lunch is $20. Register now.

Save the Date: Outreach and Engagement 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.

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.

OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Both events are free and open to the public.

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The CO. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” is a new event this year, hosted by the College of Education in conjunction with The CO. and SPARK, OSU’s year-long celebration of the arts and science. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon: Activities for K-12 students including a Muddy Creek project demonstration; SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences);StreamWebs; Art at Sea; and Storytime with Judy Li. Furman Hall.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Brownwyn Bevan of the University of Washington College of Education, who will deliver an interactive keynote presentation on makerspace research in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.
  • 2-5 p.m.: Activities for the OSU community, including an earthquake/tsunami activity station; an “interpret your research” competition for graduate students to demonstrate their dissertation or capstone projects through music, dance, painting or other art forms; and happy hour with Bevan. Furman Hall.
  • 5-9 p.m.: Activities for families and the community, including a COSIA activity station. Furman Hall.

Other activities include an arts and science geocaching quest throughout the OSU campus; panels to inspire women and girls to enter STEM fields, presented by the campus groups Women in Science and Women in Engineering; and a show focused on arts and science presented by the Corvallis Public Library. A full schedule of events is available online: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/sea-through-the-eyes-of-an-artist/.

At Saturday’s Maker Fair, attendees can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Visitors can also tie flies with OSU Fly Fishing, experience virtual reality gaming with Solid Fuel Studios, help build a Mars lander based on the actual Viking design plans with the Viking Mars Mission Preservation and Education Team, learn basic programming concepts with the OSU Open Source Lab, find out about the process of creating pigments with the Mobile Color Lab and more
.
The CO. is organized by a team of OSU faculty, staff, and students and professionals from the Corvallis area. Sponsors and partners for the 2017 event include HP, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU College of Education, OSU College of Forestry, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU Libraries and Press, and SPARK.

Registration information, a complete schedule, exhibitor list and additional details about the events are available on the event website, www.corvallismakerfair.org.

In this week’s issue:

Passing of Janet Starkey

With sadness we share the news that Janet Starkey, former 4-H state staff member, passed away from Parkinson’s disease at her Corvallis home on Saturday March 25, 2017. Janet managed the 4-H area of Oregon State Fair and other statewide 4-H events. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to:
Ed Starkey and family
825 SE Goodnight Ave
Corvallis, OR 97333

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

University Events is looking 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/40070

Student Outreach Assistant (Benny Assistant) position was posted 03/14/2017 and will close 04/14/2017. 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.

Benny the Beaver Fair Advertising

University Events will be providing support for advertising Benny at your County Fair. In order to do so, they have requested that we provide them with:

  1. Allow plenty of time to complete any work and be concise and organized in each request.
  2. What size they need the artwork.  What needs to be said?  See him at the parade?  Any additional information that would be helpful.
  3. There is a web page with guidance, and the design will remain the same for this year.

Please contact Jill Wells if you have any questions.

OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Both events are free and open to the public.

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The CO. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” is a new event this year, hosted by the College of Education in conjunction with The CO. and SPARK, OSU’s year-long celebration of the arts and science. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon: Activities for K-12 students including a Muddy Creek project demonstration; SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences);StreamWebs; Art at Sea; and Storytime with Judy Li. Furman Hall.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Brownwyn Bevan of the University of Washington College of Education, who will deliver an interactive keynote presentation on makerspace research in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.
  • 2-5 p.m.: Activities for the OSU community, including an earthquake/tsunami activity station; an “interpret your research” competition for graduate students to demonstrate their dissertation or capstone projects through music, dance, painting or other art forms; and happy hour with Bevan. Furman Hall.
  • 5-9 p.m.: Activities for families and the community, including a COSIA activity station. Furman Hall.

Other activities include an arts and science geocaching quest throughout the OSU campus; panels to inspire women and girls to enter STEM fields, presented by the campus groups Women in Science and Women in Engineering; and a show focused on arts and science presented by the Corvallis Public Library. A full schedule of events is available online: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/sea-through-the-eyes-of-an-artist/.

At Saturday’s Maker Fair, attendees can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Visitors can also tie flies with OSU Fly Fishing, experience virtual reality gaming with Solid Fuel Studios, help build a Mars lander based on the actual Viking design plans with the Viking Mars Mission Preservation and Education Team, learn basic programming concepts with the OSU Open Source Lab, find out about the process of creating pigments with the Mobile Color Lab and more
.
The CO. is organized by a team of OSU faculty, staff, and students and professionals from the Corvallis area. Sponsors and partners for the 2017 event include HP, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU College of Education, OSU College of Forestry, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU Libraries and Press, and SPARK.

Registration information, a complete schedule, exhibitor list and additional details about the events are available on the event website, www.corvallismakerfair.org.

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon

Outreach and engagement is an essential element of OSU’s land grant mission. Learn about 15 award-winning projects involving nine colleges and six campus units; many project teams include OSU students. The event is April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Lunch is $20. Register now.

Extension Professional Development Fund Applications

The next quarterly deadline for Extension Professional Development Funds is May 1st. Applications that will be considered must be submitted BEFORE the deadline and BEFORE the professional development opportunity.

Extension in the News

Spring break in Salem: 4-H students get close-up view of Capitol
Corvallis Gazette-Times
March 29, 2017
Featuring: Mario Magaña Álvarez as well as Benton and Linn County 4-H

Tree School boasts record numbers this year
The News Review
April 2, 2017
Featuring Alicia Jones, Douglas County Extension

In this week’s issue:

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon

Outreach and engagement is an essential element of OSU’s land grant mission. Learn about 15 award-winning projects involving nine colleges and six campus units; many project teams include OSU students. The event is April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Lunch is $20. Register now.

2017 4-H Spring Conference Awardees

At the 2017 4-H Spring Conference, Faculty and staff were recognized for their dedication to Oregon 4-H.

Communicator Awards
Educational Package (Team): Virginia Bourdeau, Andy Hoffman, Jim Sloan – Oregon Entomology Project
Educational Piece (Individual): Jamie Davis – Presentation Ninja
Periodical Publication (Team): Emily McDonal-Williams, Emily Anderson – Jr. Master Naturalist Newsletter
Personal Column: Laurie Michaels
Promotional Package (Team): Karissa Dishon, Pamela Rose, Ann Marie Murphy, Erik Simmons, Candy Bothum, Kelly Noack, Jamie Davis, Pati Craven, Claire Sponseller, Margie House – Marketing Templates
Promotional Piece (Individual): Claire Sponseller – Hold for Inspection flyer
Promotional Piece (Team): Karissa Dishon, Pamela Rose, Roberta Lundeburg – State Fair Banner
Published Photo: Shana Withee
Video Program: Jon Gandy, Katie Ralls, Karissa Dishon, Reaza Mansur, Lindsay Walker, Katy Joyce – Camp Tumbleweed Video
Featured Story: Robin Galloway & Michael Jensen – ACA Camping Magazine: “Don’t Let your Camp go to Pot”

Specialty Awards
Educational Technology Award (Individual): Karissa Dishon – Did You Know Video Series
Educational Technology Award: Virginia Bourdeau, Emily Anderson, Emily McDonald Williams and Andy Hoffmann – Jr.Master Naturalist Website
Excellence in 4-H Club Support Award: Reaza Mansur – Expressive Arts Learning Series: To Dye For and Framed
Excellence in Teamwork Award: Patrick Willis, Stacey Sowders, Beth Stamand, Allice Phillips, Janet Nagele, Virginia Bourdeau, Margie House, Emily Andreson, Emily McDonald-Williams, Jody Einerson, Maggie Livesay, Todd Williver, Lindsay Walker, Lu Seapy, Amber Anderson, Joel Riese, Elli Vanderzanden, Beth Ann Beamer, Liana Harden, Shanna Northway, Shanna Withee, Barb Brody – STEM Beyond School
Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education Award (Individual): Samara Rufner – Ag. In the Classroom
Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education Award (Team): Virginia Bourdeau, Emily Anderson, Robin Galloway, Andy Hoffmann and Todd Williver – Florida Study
Search For Excellence in Teen Programming Award: Teresa Middleton – Douglas County 4-H Teen Leaders
Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award: Karissa Dishon, Reaza Mansur, Jon Gandy, Katie Ralls, Katy Joyce, Lindsay Walker, Jill Eveland, Beth Ann Beamer Reservation 4-H – Camp Tumbleweed
Excellence in Urban 4-H Programming Award: Karissa Dishon, Diana Stevens, Reaza Mansur , Matt Yeager, Candi Bothum, Todd Williver – Deschutes County 4-H Urban Outreach
Excellence in Animal Science Programming Award: Claire Sponseller – “Hold for Inspection!” A Livestock Quality Assurance Program
Excellence in Communication and Expressive Arts Award (Individual): Mike Knutz – Learn by Doing: Building Teen’s Communication Skills
Excellence in Healthy Living Programming Award: Carole Smith, David Melville, Jamie Cox -SNACZ

Service Awards
Achievement in Service Award: Karissa Dishon
Achievement in Service Award: Emily Anderson
Distinguished Service Award: Barbara Brody
Distinguished Service Award: Elissa Wells
Meritious Service Award: Maggie Livesay

Congratulations to all the winners.  Thank you for all that you do!

Outstanding Educational Program Assistant (EPA) Service Awards

OSU Extension Service employs educational program assistants (EPA) who manage and assist in many program areas. EPAs are non-clerical, classified employees under the direction of Extension faculty who assist in coordination, promotion and evaluation of program elements.

The College of Public Health & Human Sciences EPA service awards were started in 2015 with the purpose of recognizing outstanding performance provided by EPAs in 4-H, Family and Community Health (FCH), EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Extension Program areas.

These awards are designed for those in the position of EPA1 or EPA2 who work in 4-H Youth Development, FCH, EFNEP or SNAP-Ed Extension Program areas in the state of Oregon.

College of Public Health & Human Sciences, Outstanding Educational Program Assistant (EPA) Service Awards for 4-H, FCH, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP
2017 EPA Award Winners:

Newer EPA

  • Emily McDonald-Williams, Lane County, 4-H
  • Kathy Bates, Douglas County, SNAP-Ed

Experienced EPA

  • Lu Seapy, Wasco County, 4-H
  • Anne Gross, Josephine County, EFNEP
  • Ann Bloom, Wallowa County, SNAP-Ed
  • Lucy Lores, Multnomah County, SNAP-Ed

Congratulations to these winners. OSU Extension is honored to have you as part of our team!

New Director for MCAREC

Steve Castagnoli has accepted the position as Director of the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) in Hood River, Oregon, beginning April 1. Steve is currently an Associate Professor in OSU’s Department of Horticulture. He joined the department in 1992, and has been an extension faculty member at MCAREC for almost 17 years. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge of tree fruit research, production and pest management to the Director position. Through his extension position in Hood River, he also has an exemplary record of outreach to growers in the Mid-Columbia region.

Broader Impacts Summit

Information on the Broader Impacts Summit at Skamania in SW Washington April 26-28. This is a great opportunity for OSU staff and faculty to learn more about connecting their work to NSF broader impacts requirements – only a short drive. Anyone with questions can contact Julie.Risien@oregonstate.edu. To register on an OSU index just call conference services, Phone: (541) 737-9300, Toll-Free: (800) 678-6311. More information is here https://broaderimpacts.net/summit-2017/

CONFERENCE THEME: POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

The three-day conference that will focus on bringing folks together to share the collective passion and vision of the NABI community. Skamania Lodge is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. The Conference Planning Committee has been busy developing sessions and networking opportunities that will utilize the casual atmosphere of the lodge and the beauty of the natural setting.

Some early highlights of Summit 2017 Planning:

  • Solar Eclipse Panel celebrating the partnerships created to develop programming for the 2017 solar eclipse;
  • BI Evaluation Workshop due to popular demand, sessions are being organized to discuss best practices in evaluating broader impacts;
  • Summit 2017 T-shirt Contest- for NABI members to participate in and vote on the conference winner;
  • Family Friendly Fun–coordinated excursions for those that wish to explore the many recreational activities at Skamania Lodge.

In this week’s issue:

Condolences: Jane Capizzi and Amy Peters  

It is with sadness we share the passing of E. Jane Capizzi and Amy Peters.

E. Jane Capizzi, retired 4-H faculty,  passed away on Feb. 25 in Corvallis. Jane was a 4-H agent in Douglas County, and also served as a 4-H leader and later as coordinator for the OSU state 4-H International Foreign Youth Exchange program in Corvallis.

A memorial service was held on March 12 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis.

Amy Peters, Ag Extension Faculty in Coos County, passed away on March 3rd 2017 at her home in Myrtle Point Oregon.

Her service will be held at the Pavilion located at the Myrtle Point Fair grounds on March 25th 2017, at 2pm. Pastor Lloyd Pounds of the First Christian Church, where she regularly attended, will be officiating.

Outdoor Summit Postponed

The Outdoor Summit has been postponed to allow for more planning time. More information to come.

Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: Save the Date

The Vice Provost Awards for Excellence Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 17 at CH2M Hill on the Oregon State main Campus.

Spring O&E Magazine is now available

The spring 2017 edition of O&E magazine is available in print and online. The publication also will appear in the spring edition of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine, which mails in early April. Copies of O&E will be mailed to each Extension office and Agriculture Experiment Stations. Applied research is the publication’s theme and include stories about engaging coastal communities in wave energy development; better-fed honeybees fight off harmful effects of parasite; 30-day lifestyle intervention lowers risk factors for chronic disease; and Cattle spend limited time in streams. Readers are also encouraged to download the Extension free book on “Coping with Caregiving: How to Manage Stress When Caring for the Elderly.

Share the publication with stakeholders, community partners and learners. Contact Jill Wells (jill.wells@oregonstate.edu) or Ann Marie Murphy (annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu) for copies.

Chick Cam

The Clatsop County Chick Cam is LIVE!

The chicks were expected to hatch today, March 13, but an early bird hatched yesterday and it appears she has been joined by a sibling already.

To watch the rest of chicks hatch, go to http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clatsop/ 

OSU begins live stream of chick hatching

Extension in the News

Wallowa County’s emerging food movement is apparent at the FEAST gathering
Wallowa County Chieftain
March 8, 2017
Featuring Ann Bloom, Wallowa County Extension

Teens as Teachers 4-H program opportunity
Tillamook Headlight Herald
March 10, 2017
Featuring: Jessica Linnell, Tillamook County Extension

In this week’s issue:

What does it take to enable students to see the planet as one interdependent ecosystem?

This July, youth and their educators from up to 23 countries will meet here in Oregon for the 31st year to share their team science-based projects reflecting the conference theme, “Following Nature’s Design” in one of three categories: Food Systems, Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Design.. They will also share their culture and commitments to their communities, learn about and tour Oregon innovations and best practices, and work together to design their sustainable future.

Since 2004, Oregon youth have traveled around the planet, engaged in this annual global conversation and have come away with a life-changing experience and renewed confidence in our ability to resolve our environmental challenges. Most of these youth performed 4-H based service work to raise funds for expensive airfares. This year’s conference is hosted by Caretakers of the Environment International/ USA Branch (CEI USA) in partnership with OSU Extension Service – Marion County. No airfare required. www.cei2017.org

On March 31st, our final Oregon teams – up to 40 youth – will meet in Salem in a workshop setting to refine their project outcomes, and begin to develop our cultural presentation. They then celebrate their Oregonness the following day, April 1st at Winema Wayside/ Pacific City at the SOLVE beach clean-up. Are there deserving Oregon youth who shouldn’t miss out on what could be their only opportunity for an authentic global experience? We have room for a few more teams who believe that this is a worthwhile effort . Contact Dan Hoynacki at dan.hoynacki@oregonstate.edu.

Journal of Extension, February 2017 issue

Marc Braverman recently shared the February issue of the Journal of Extension and highlighted Oregon State Faculty featured:

Lynette Black, 4-HYD faculty in Wasco County, has co-authored an article on using pop culture – specifically, zombies – to teach life skills to youth. As Lynette says in the article’s introduction: “Creatively repackaging topics through a twist such as a zombie apocalypse theme can attract hordes of adolescents to Extension youth development programs.”

To read Lynette’s article as well as the others in the February issue, please visit www.joe.org.

Linn County Japanese Activity Night

Linn County 4-H organized an event to learn about hosting a Japanese student through the 4-H Global Citizenship Program. Participants were able to learn about Japanese culture through activities such as Sumi-e (Japanese brush painting), Origami (Japanese art of folding paper), decorating Koinobori (carp windsocks) and Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth).

Japanese native and 4-H Global Citizenship Program host, Shunske Yamamoto, taught the students how to make inari (seasoned tofu skin stuffed with sushi rice), onigiri (rice balls) and mochi (rice cake). There was also a variety of Japanese crackers and candies for the attendees to enjoy.

This summer, many 4-H members and their families will host students from Japan who will spend their summer vacation learning about our customs and culture. Visitors are paired with 4-H members of the same gender and age and will spend the summer doing the same activities (and chores) as their host siblings. Volunteers such as Shunske have hosted adults chaperoning the students who travel here.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in hosting a student or chaperone, more information about the Global Citizenship Program is available online.

If any county office would like to host a similar evening, you may contact Jill Wells for ideas.

 

Linn County 4-H and Origami
Linn County 4-H members learning origami.
Linn County 4-H members making Japanese onigiri.
Linn County 4-H members making onigiri.

Extension in the News

Tree School to offer useful tips for woodland owners
The News-Review
March 4, 2017
Featuring Douglas County Extension

In this week’s issue:

OSU & Extension Branding

The new OSU brand and logo will launch April 4, 2017!

At the college/unit level, all print/digital/promotional items eventually will need to incorporate the new logo/design, as well as new branding/messaging. The university doesn’t expect everything to change on April 4 (brand training for OSU communicators is planned for April 5).

If you have print needs, you are encouraged to order only enough to get you through April and then plan to reprint once the new OSU logos are available. If you have large quantities of items with the current logo, please continue to use them throughout the year.

Branding Extension

Extension will begin working with Ologie, the branding firm selected by OSU, on Extension branding in the next few weeks. We will work on an Extension “personality,” key messages, visual look that works within the OSU brand, co-branding, and more.

We are in the process of gathering information for an Extension publication audit. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please share examples of ads, collateral, flyers, instructional materials, banners, etc. that are currently being used by you and your county/program (electronic files are preferred). Please email them to Ann Marie Murphy, communication and marketing manager for Outreach and Engagement (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu).

We’ll go through several phases during the sub-branding initiative with Ologie:

  • Discovery (approximately 4 to 6 weeks) – Ologie immerses itself in the current situation to build a knowledge base for developing the sub-brand strategy (University Marketing strongly recommends that we do not short change this part of the branding effort)
  • Definition ((approximately 4 weeks) – Ologie builds on the university’s master brand strategy to develop the strategic frameworks for the sub-brand story (outcomes are core value proposition, messaging, personality and tone)
  • Creation (approximately 7 weeks) – Ologie applies the sub-brand strategy elements and the university’s master brand creative platform to a visual and verbal language for the sub-brand (outcome is brand guidelines and visual and verbal language)

We anticipate that the brand work with Ologie will be completed by end of June. Then the work of communicating, training, revising materials, etc. begins in earnest!

If you have questions, please get in touch with Ann Marie Murphy (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu).

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations Video

The video for the February 17th Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation is available to view here: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_9b8fs3fw

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