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In this week’s issue:

NO CONNEXTIONS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28

Award Winners at the Extension Annual Conference

There was much to celebrate at the 2016 Extension Annual Conference. Below you will find the list of award winners from the OSUEA Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition, OSUEA Cooperator Dinner and the new Marketing Superstar recognition.

OSUEA Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition

Hoecker Newer Faculty
Jennifer Oppenlander
Stuart Reitz

Hoecker Experienced Faculty
Nicole Strong
John Williams
Steve Castagnoli
Larry Lutcher
Chip Bubl

Education Program Assistant
Miki’ala Souza
Rachel Suits

Classified Staff
Angela Robb
Linda Renslow

Oscar Hagg Extension Communication
David Melville

Hoecker Innovation Grant
Nicole Sanchez
Lauren Grant
Lynette Black and Virginia Bourdeau
Karissa Dishon

Search for Excellence Awards
Get Outdoors Day

Ask an Expert Awards

Faculty Exceptional Performer
Amy Jo Detweiler

Volunteer Exceptional Performer
Chris Rusch

Question of the Year
Glenn Ahrens

ESP Faculty and Staff Awards

Distinguished Team
Youth Advocates for Health – Teens as Teachers

Diversity Multicultural Team
Healthy Kids Club

Diversity Multicultural Individual
Louisa Santamaria

International Service
Shana Withee

Early Career Service
Patty Skinkis

Mid Career Service
Lynette black

Distinguished Service
Shana Withee

Continuing Service Award
Lyla Houglum

Visionary Leadership
Jeff Sherman

Administrative Leadership
Barbara Brody

OSUEA Cooperator, 4-H Hall of Fame & Friends of Extension Awards

4-H Hall of Fame
Arlene Boileau, Warm Springs, Jefferson County
Barbara Griffin-Webb, Polk County
Beverly Hobbs, Statewide
Edythe ‘Edie’ Necochea, Harney County
Lillian Larwood, Statewide

OSUEA Cooperators
Less than 10 years
Wade Bryant & John M. Lane, 4-H Statewide
Marie Clement, Marion County
Ron Hillers, Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
John Kailey, Deschutes County
Jim Liskey, Marion County
Karen & Joe Rinehart, Wallowa County
Darrel Ward, Polk County

OSUEA Cooperators
More than 10 years
Carla & Gary Albright, Tillamook County
Jim Bays, North Willamette Research & Extension Center
Mike Darcy, Clackamas County
Merv & Sally Flemming, Deschutes County
Chuck Packard, Multnomah County
Terri Siddoway, Baker County
TRICO Farms—Roben, Dwight, Alfred & Bonnie Arnoldus,
Union County
Norma Thiele Talburt, Douglas County
Cynthia Weber—Fair Food Booth Manager, Clatsop County

OSUEA Cooperators
Business or Organization
Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter, 4-H Statewide
Coastal Farm & Ranch, Lane County
Community of Christ Church, Lane County
Crook County Agricultural Extension Service District Advisory Board, Crook County
Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Forestry Statewide
Pacific Foods, Multnomah County
Umatilla County Fair Sale Committee, Umatilla County
Wilde Rivers Coast Alliance, Curry County

ESP Friends of Extension
Jan Lohman
Forster Family

Regional Marketing Superstars

Carol Tollefson, Central Oregon
Weston Miller, Clackamas
Jared Delay, Coastal
Claire Sponseller, Columbia Plateau
Angela Robb, East
Vicki Campbell, Metro
Susan Coleman, Mid Columbia
Caren Hottman, South Central
South West, Rhinna Simes
Mary Stewart, West Central

Congratulations to all who were honored.

Extension Annual Conference: Mileage Support

Extension Administration will cover one round trip mileage for one (1) vehicle per county for the event (not per day). Please coordinate use of this with your local office manager/coordinator. Index and activity code to use is FS256D/T841.

Save the Date

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Extension Annual Conference. We hope that it was an rewarding experience.

Please save December 4-7, 2017 on your calendars as that will be the date for next year’s Extension Annual Conference.

New Executive Director for the Oregon 4-H Foundation

From Pamela Rose and Scott Reed:
We are delighted to announce that Mr. Paul Carey is our new Executive Director for the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development for the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program. Mr. Carey will start in this position on December 1st.

Paul brings a wealth of experience in higher education fundraising and a strong passion for youth development programs. Over the course of his career, he has served in advanced leadership and fundraising positions, including Associate Vice President for Development roles at California State University, Fullerton, Whittier College, and with the Portland State University Foundation. Just prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Paul served as the President of a private high school in southern California where he enjoyed working directly with youth. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Paul and his wife have three grown children.

In addition to Paul’s primary work location in the OSU Foundation’s Portland office, he will spend dedicated time in Corvallis, and within our Oregon counties.

We know you will join us in welcoming Paul to Oregon and to the great work happening across the state in Oregon 4-H. We know he will be a dedicated partner and colleague in our efforts to advance this extraordinary youth development program.

Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Job Posting

Outreach & Engagement Assistant Director – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Oregon State University Division of University Outreach & Engagement is recruiting for a full-time, fixed-term, Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #P00867UF. Closing date: 12/11/16. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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Extension Professional Development Fund

The Extension Professional Development Fund helps to support the Extension Faculty and Staff learn skills that will strengthen their work and the organization as a whole. If you have not had the chance to take advantage of the funding for your own professional development opportunities, please look over the guidelines to become acquainted with this resource.

Professional Development Fund

If you would like to make a tax deductible donate to keep this fund strong and growing, please consider donating through the OSU Foundation. You can even do so through payroll deduction. The Payroll Deduction Form is available if you are interested in having a easy way to donate to the fund.

 

In this week’s issue:

Countdown to 2016 Extension Annual Conference: BEGINS TODAY!

2016 Extension Annual Conference November 14-17

The 2016 Extension Annual Conference begins today at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Main Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis. Extension Administration will be minimally staffed this week due to assisting with the logistics of the Conference.

Follow OSU Outreach and Engagement on Social Media for up to date reports from the 2016 Extension Annual Conference.

Facebook: @OregonStOandE
Twitter: @OregonStOandE

Tag us in your posts and photos with the conference tag: #ExAC16

If you’re not able to join us, check the Facebook page for live video feeds of action at the conference.

O&E Quarterly Conversation, November 18th

OSU’s branding initiative and its impact on University Outreach and Engagement and collaboration opportunities with Precollege programs are the major topics of conversation at the November 18 Quarterly Conversation.

Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing will give us a look at the brand positioning work being done for OSU, and which will be rolled out beginning in first quarter 2017. Outreach and Engagement will be leveraging that work in 2017.

Kyle Cole, director of Precollege Programs and member of the O&E Council, will talk about the program’s outreach and engagement efforts and opportunities to work together.

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. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

EESC Express

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EESC Express rolls into the station Thursday with 30 minutes of ideas for communication, teaching and working differently. This week learn how to best use Ask an Expert; how to size photos (and about pixels); and a bonus tip on creating project proposals.

Join us on Webex on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Webex meeting number: 923 363 138

Questions? Contact Jeff Hino jeff.hino@oregonstate.edu

Brought to you every 3rd Thursday at 10 a.m. by Extension and Experiment Station Communications

View previous episodes.

CORRECTION – Defrees Family

In the last issue of ConnEXTions the Defrees family was cited incorrectly.

The Defrees family who won the award live in Sumpter, Oregon. Their daughter’s name is Dallas.

Outreach and Engagement 1st Monday Update – November 2016

If you missed the November 1st Monday Update, it can be viewed here.

Thank you to Maggie Livesay and Brad Withrow-Robinson for hosting Scott. He is hopeful to be able to visit more offices in the future.  If you’re interesting in hosting a 1st Monday Update, contact Jill Wells in Extension Administration.

Also, take some time to read the blog posts featured in this month’s update:

In this week’s issue:

Extension Annual Conference registration reminder.

Don’t forget to register for the 2016 Extension Annual Conference. Please visit this link to register. Registration closes on Friday, October 14th.

For more information about this year’s event, please review the EAC article in the October 3rd issue of ConnEXTions.

Change in the Leadership of the UABC

From Linda Powell, Director of OSU Shared Services

I’m sharing the news that Dee Wendler, University Administrative Business Center (UABC) Manager, has announced her retirement from the University effective December 31, 2016. After more than 30 years of service to the State – mostly in higher education – Dee will be taking time to use her talents in service of local non-profit organizations. Dee’s tremendous leadership has advanced our progress toward many business center and university goals. We greatly appreciate her efforts and dedication to OSU’s mission.

Following this change, Jack Breen will become the UABC Manager. Currently the Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) Manager, he brings extensive operational knowledge and existing relationships with many UABC customers across the University, including senior administrators who are served by UABC. Jack is also well-versed in the unique support needs of statewide operations, such as the Extension Service.

I am confident that Jack and Dee will make this a smooth transition for all their customers and employees. We will conduct a search, open to both internal and external candidates, to replace Jack in the AMBC. It is our intention to have the new manager in place before Jack leaves, and give the AMBC staff as much support as they need during the transition.

I welcome any questions and input you may have as we move through this leadership change. Please join me in offering best wishes to both Dee and Jack as they begin their new endeavors.

Providence Grant

OSU Extension In Yamhill County secured a $50,000 grant in collaboration with Yamhill County Health & Human Services to address childhood obesity prevention and management. OSU Extension will deliver exercise/ physical activity within elementary classrooms using the Balanced Energy-Physical Activity (BEPA) Toolkit.  BEPA integrates physical activity and nutrition concepts through education and activity and is an evidence-based curriculum created by Kathy Gunter, PhD of the OSU College of Public Health. The BEPA Toolkit provides educators with materials and activity ideas to increase children’s physical activity time at school. Ultimately, the program will feature a component for parents to help sustain/reinforce student growth in nutrition and exercise. The proposed project will provide internship placements for OSU graduate students in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences throughout the academic year. Interns will deliver the Balanced Energy-Physical Activity (BEPA) Toolkit component of the intervention. Special things to Grant Collaborators within OSU Jennifer Bunn, Kathy Gunter, PhD, and Mike Knutz and Yamhill County Public Health Manager Tom Eversole, DVM, MS.

Outreach and Engagement First Monday Update: October 2016

For those of you who may have missed Scott Reed’s Outreach and Engagement First Monday Update featuring Vince Adams. It can be viewed here.

2016 NEAFCS – MORE Oregon Award Winners

Huge apologies for neglecting to include the winners of the NEAFCS awards for Food Safety. The winners were added to the original post, put for those who may have missed it, their accomplishments are listed below:

Food Safety Award
Laura Sant and Team: 1st Place National Winner and 1st Place Western Region Winner
Project: Preserve @ Home
Team Members: Julie Buck (ID), Patty Case (OR), Surine Greenway (ID), Glenda Hyde (OR), Nancy Kershaw (OR), Joey Peutz (ID), Grace Wittman (ID), Ann Zander (CO)

OSUEA/ESP BBQ Dinner at Annual Conference

You are invited to attend the OSUEA/ESP BBQ dinner on Monday, November 14 at the Benton County Fairgrounds.
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O&E Magazine Reprint

For those still needing copies of the most recent issue of the O&E Magazine, please contact Jill Wells and more will be sent to you.

Visit the New Extension Service Education Center in Washington County

OSU Extension Service opens Beaverton Education Center

Thursday, October 20th, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
* Win Prizes * Food Tastings * and more…

Now located in the Twin Oaks Technology Ctr:
OSU Extension Service Education Center in Washington County
1815 NW 169th Place, Building 1, Suite 1000
Beaverton, OR 97006

Hot Topics Webinar: 4 Creative Approaches to Organize for Economic Vitality

From the Rural Development Initiatives:

Join us as we explore four creative approaches to organize for economic vitality.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
12 Noon to 1 p.m. PST
with Q&A from 1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Is there an optimal design for economic development in your community?
The short answer is NO. The structure for economic development in rural communities can look very different, depending on many factors, such as size, local capacity, and of course, community goals.

During this webinar, we’ll explore some of the following key factors that are necessary for success:

      • Have you identified the Economic Fundamentals to maximize your economic potential?
      • Are you bringing together Public and Private Sector Leadership?
      • Do you understand and utilize Financial and Regulatory Resources?
      • Have you built Organizational Flexibility into your efforts?
      • And are you taking full advantage of Local Talent and Experience?

Click here for more information and to register.

4-H…Growing and Thriving: Kudos

From Pamela Rose

Kudos to Shana Withee! Her work in Harney County with Burns Paiute Tribe is the feature story in the Fall 2016 issue of the O & E Magazine. For over 30 years, Shana has been collaborating to improve the health and well-being of tribal members through her programming in both Family and Community Health and 4-H Youth Development. The article entitled Paiute Wadatika Ma-Ni-Pu-Neen demonstrates the power of creating partnerships which is the feature of this issue.

Kudos to Ana Lu Fonseca! She is a co-author in a recently published article Leveraging the community context of Family Math and Science Nights to develop culturally responsive teaching practices. This article, in the Teaching and Teaching Education Journal, is about culturally relevant practices for family centered science and math. This was a collaboration between the SMILE and FIESTAS program at OSU. Free access to this article is valid until November 17, 2016.

Kudos to Mary Arnold! She is a co-author with Marc Braverman and Melissa Cater on a chapter in the newly released book, the Changing Landscape of Youth Work. Their chapter on Rethinking Evaluation Capacity in Youth Development Programs: A New Approach for Engaging Youth Workers in Program Evaluation appears in Section III. The book was designed to compile and publicize the best current thinking about training and professional development for youth workers.

Kudos to Karissa Dishon for her leadership in helping everyone gear up for National 4-H Week this week, October 2-8, with a 4-H press release. In her role as Oregon 4-H Field Marketing Liaison, she is sending periodic updates, reminders, and resources. These are designed to help all Oregon counties capitalize on our investment in the marketing campaign, and in turn grow our program with current youth, and alumni engagement.

Search Advocate Updates: Continuing Education

Search Advocate panelists needed:

  • Thursday, October 27, 11:30 am to 1 pm – 3 panelists needed
  • Wednesday, December 14, 11:30 am to 1 pm – 1 panelist needed
    Serving as a panelist for a workshop counts as one continuing education credit! Please respond to me privately, and I’ll send you a calendar invitation for the panel when I confirm everyone.

Search Advocate Community of Practice meetings for fall term are now scheduled (topics will be supplied as they are identified):

  • Monday, November 21, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in MU 211
  • Friday, December 9, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in MU 208

Attending one Community of Practice meeting counts as one continuing education credit!

Other continuing education options:

  • There will be two short CE sessions for search advocates as part of Training Days this year (November 8 & 9).
  • There will also be 3.5 hour update sessions offered during the Ag Leaders annual meeting (November 9) and the Extension annual conference (November 14 and 17). Once preliminary registration is complete for those events, I’ll be able to open up remaining spaces to the search advocate community at large.
  • You can receive 1 CE unit by attending and reporting back to me on a HERC webinar (listed in last month’s newsletter), and you can earn all 3 CE units by attending the Social Justice Education Initiative workshop series (available for registration on the Professional Development website).

OSU Alumni Association Events Calendar

Visit the OSUAA’s calendar of events to learn of activities that you can share not only with Beavers in your office, but Beavers living in your regions. It’s also a wonderful reference of the type of events that the OSUAA hosts. If you were thinking of connecting with Alumni in your region, the OSUAA would be happy to help.

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Extension in the News

What to do with strawberry beds, stink bugs: Master gardeners’ tips
Oregon Live
October 5, 2016
Featuring Bernadine Strik

Fourth-graders learn about local agriculture
East Oregonian
October 6, 2106
Featuring Morrow County

Anatomy of a Painting
Eugene Weekly
October 6, 2016
Featuring Lane County Master Gardeners

In this week’s issue:

Welcome Amanda Bielenberg, O&E Conference and Event Manage

Extension Administration and University Outreach and Engagement welcomes Amanda Bielenberg, the new O&E Conference and Event Manager. She’ll be officed in Ballard 108, working closely with Jeff Sherman, also providing support for OOC and Strategic Initiatives.

Please make her feel welcomed!

University Day Viewing Announcement

From University Events:

If you can’t come to Corvallis for University Day, we want to bring University Day to you! The event, scheduled for Monday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m., will be live streamed so that you can view the event at your computer. http://live.oregonstate.edu/ The presentation will also be live captioned for easy viewing.

Prizes! If your place of work is outside of Corvallis, we want to give you a chance to win!!! Email RSVP@oregonstate.edu by noon on Friday, September 18, to get your ticket number. You must watch the program to be eligible to win, and if your number is called, you’ll need to respond immediately using the chat function (so don’t forget to log in!)

So what’s happening at the Main Session? We are excited this year’s University Day keynote address is by Carmen Suarez, Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion at Portland State University.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mealoha McFadden. I hope that your schedule will allow for you to join us virtually!

Extension Annual Conference Bowling Night

The Extension Annual Conference Bowling Night at the Memorial Union, is Tuesday, November 15, 2016!!!

The Memorial Union Bowling Room is reserved from 7pm-9:00pm so we will have plenty of time to play and celebrate the winners.

Going outside tradition, this year we will have a healthy alternative rather than pizza. When you email me your team, name, etc. Please let me know of there are any dietary restrictions. I will be ordering platters of Subway sandwiches and providing water and Ice Tea.

The cost will be $15.00 per person and you can pay when you register online through Idealogic.

I will need to collect the trophies from last year’s competition before conference. If you are coming to campus any time before conference, and you can bring your teams trophies, please drop them off with Amanda Bielenberg in Ballard 108.

It will be up to you and your team to WIN THEM BACK!!

Annual Conference Registration will start sooner than you know! Please RSVP to me your team name and players, so I have an estimate head count ahead of time.

Fall Term 2016

Classes start at OSU on Wednesday, September 21st, but students are already exploring campus getting ready for the new year. The population of Corvallis will grow exponentially over the coming weekend, so if you were planning to visit campus this would be the week to do it before Corvallis gets too busy.

Central Oregon will also see some new term excitement.  The new OSU -Cascades in Bend will open for classes this fall.

Extension in the News

The Bug Lady helps locals pestered by pests
Mail Tribune
September 7, 2016
Featuring Jackson County Master Gardener, Marsha Waite