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In this week’s issue:

 

Congratulations Rose Jepson-Sullivan

Rose Jepson-Sullivan welcomed a sweet little baby boy to the world on Friday, March 11 at 8:22AM.  Please leave a comment to congratulate Rose, Andrew and precious Owen George.

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ACE Director-elect for Professional Development, Victor Villegas

The Association of Communications Excellence (ACE) members have elected Victor Villegas as the Director-elect for Professional Development. He now joins the ACE Board of Directors helping guide our organization as it continues to grow and evolve. He will assume the duties of that office at our 2016 Memphis Conference and summer board meeting in June. This leadership track results in Victor moving into Professional Development director the following year and serving in that role through June 2019.

Congratulations Victor! Thank you for representing OSU!

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CLATSOP COUNTY CHICK CAM!!!

Check out the Chicks of Clatsop County broadcasting LIVE on the Clatsop County Extension website.

They will be placed in the incubator on March 16th or 17th and will incubate for 21 days.  The expected hatch date will be April 6th or 7th.

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2016 University Outreach and Engagement Colloquium

Please join us for the OSU Outreach and Engagement Colloquium on Tuesday, April 12th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the main campus in Corvallis.  There is still time to register.

      • 11:30 a.m. – Community engagement is showcased starting with lunch and presentation of the Vice Provost Awards of Excellence and Alberta B. Johnston Awards for Extension Excellence
      • 12:45 p.m. – Four (4) fast-paced, five minute Ignite-style presentations highlight exceptional OSU engagement initiatives
        • Nicole Strong, Assistant Professor (Practice), Forestry and Natural Resources Extension: Forest restoration community outreach
        • Mark Farley, Hatfield Marine Science Center Cyberlab Project Manager: Working waterfront and business development apps build community and engage visitors
        • Chinweike Eseonu, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering: Sope-making machine created by OSU students expands capacity of local business
        • Mike Miller and Mark Stiffler, Ecampus Course Development and Training: Media objects developed for online courses
      • 1:30 p.m. – Publicly Engaged Scholarship in the 21st Century: BEWARE OF SHRINKING IMAGINATION, keynote presentation by Dr. Timothy K. Eatman
      • 2:15 p.m. – Poster session (and dessert), a showcase of diverse outreach and engagement efforts across OSU

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Together Towards Tomorrow: 2016 Spring Conference

4-H, FCH and NEP faculty and staff will be busy this week as they attend meetings and presentations in Portland at their annual spring conference. The whole Extension family is looking forward to hearing about the amazing work that comes from this conference.

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STOP and Think before you send that email out to OES State!

The ConnEXTions blog was redesigned to address the issue of email overload.  Instead of sending out an email every time leadership wanted to address the OSU Extension statewide community every time a non time sensitive subject arose, they would wait for it to be addressed in the weekly email. Since the frequency of information dissemination went from monthly to weekly, it was easier to do this.

If your communication isn’t time sensitive, email jill.wells@oregonstate.edu to have your information included in ConnEXTions. If you think your information will exceed the 250 word limit, you can condense it to the basic info, but include links to more information. Deadline for submissions will now be extended to noon on Fridays to encourage more to use this service.

We want to help cut down on information overload and help prevent messaging from getting lost in inboxes.

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Become a Twitter Phenom with eXtension

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The Division of University Outreach and Engagement is entering the world of Twitter (@OSU_OandE, #OSUEngage) and eXtension is making it easy for us.

Why embrace Twitter? It is an easy way to share information of value with peers, co-workers, community stakeholders and others. And you can post photos of the good work you’re doing and gain additional visibility.

If you’ve thought about using Twitter, but you haven’t tweeted yet and want to learn, read on.

WHAT: “Twitter in 15 Minutes!” a mini-webinar hosted by Victor Villegas. Learn Twitter basics and practice a few tweets to get the hang of it.

WHEN: March 17 at 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: To connect to the webinar, just click on this link. “Twitter in 15 Minutes” will be recorded and additional Twitter sessions will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

WHY: Engage with thought leaders, community stakeholders, and Outreach and Engagement (O&E) leadership and peers. We’ll be using Twitter to create conversation around the upcoming O&E Colloquium on April 12, where Dr. Timothy K. Eatman (@tkeatman) will discuss “Beware the Shrinking Imagination,” a declaration for us to reclaim engagement at the core of the university’s role in public life.

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Upcoming eXtension Webinars

Adobe Photoshop 101 – March 16 at 11:00AM Pacific Time

Unmanned Aircraft in Agriculture: Pest Management & Flight Performance: March 16 at 12:00PM Pacific Time

Twitter in 15 Minutes! – March 17 at 11:30AM Pacific Time

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The EESC Express: EESC Online Photo Archives

The next EESC/Express leaves the station Thursday, March 17th from 10– 10:30am

Hop aboard and join us for a short, 30-minute ride with—

  • Karen Zimmermann, Communications Support Specialist
  • Jeff Hino, EESC Learning Technology Leader

This week Karen will be sharing our EESC online photo archives, and showing you how to access award-winning photos for use in your outreach activities. Guaranteed to be useful stuff to know!

Get on board the web show here and enter meeting number 929 717 931

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

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In this week’s issue:

Note of appreciation to Nik Wiman, Jay Pscheidt & Clare Sullivan from OSU Extension Lane County

OSU Extension Lane County would like to thank our Extension colleagues for presenting at our annual PNW Short Course for Pesticide Applicators. The event was held on February 2 in Eugene and provided eight recertification credit hours to 88 attendees. A BIG thank you to Nik Wiman (Horticulture), Jay Pscheidt (Botany & Plant Pathology), Clare Sullivan (Crop & Soil Science) along with speakers from the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Long Tom Watershed Council for making this event a success.

Thank you from the OSU Extension Lane County workshop organizers Brooke Edmunds and Linda Renslow!

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Seeking Nominations for 2016 Alberta B. Johnston Awards

Extension Administration is seeking nominations for two Alberta B. Johnston awards. Nominations are due by February 17, submit nominations by email to Jackie.Russell@oregonstate.edu. For nomination criteria and information see attached information or online.

Alberta Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education
Award: The recipient will receive $1,000, awarded at the annual Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost’s Awards Luncheon on April 12th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
Eligibility: Nominees must be currently employed as an Extension faculty, specialist, or educational program assistant.

Alberta Johnston Award for Extension Leadership
Award: The recipient will receive $1,000, awarded at the annual Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost’s Awards Luncheon on April 12th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
Eligibility: Nominees must have been an administrator or providing educational leadership (or a combination of the two) for at least three consecutive years in the OSU Extension Service. Eligible positions include, but are not limited to, faculty, specialists, program leader, unit leader, department head, administration, assistant/associate director, or director.

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2016 Vice Provost Awards of Excellence Nominations Sought – Submission deadline is February 17

On April 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, faculty and staff will be recognized for outstanding contributions that significantly advance the university’s mission of outreach and engagement.

Save the date for the event and more importantly right now, nominate peers across the university and/or yourself for exceptional outreach and engagement work. Winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index, recognition and a commemorative plaque.

VICE PROVOST AWARDS

Service – significant service by an individual to the institution, the profession, or the public
Strategic Impact – significant accomplishments by an individual or team in a program or project relevant to the signature areas of the OSU Strategic Plan
Program Support – Classified staff or professional faculty that have furthered the mission of outreach and engagement by going above and beyond their job expectations
Innovation – Candidates that have pioneered a new innovative approach to the design or execution of (1) online credit-based teaching; (2) online non-credit teaching; (3) partnerships with other public or private organizations or individuals; or (4) open educational resources
Diversity – accomplishments by an individual or team in achieving organizational changes that support diversity, pluralism and innovation in programs that enhance the outreach and engagement mission of the university

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In this week’s issue:

 

2016 Vice Provost Awards of Excellence Nominations Sought – Submission deadline is February 17

On April 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, faculty and staff will be recognized for outstanding contributions that significantly advance the university’s mission of outreach and engagement.

Save the date for the event and more importantly right now, nominate peers across the university and/or yourself for exceptional outreach and engagement work. Winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index, recognition and a commemorative plaque.

VICE PROVOST AWARDS

Service – significant service by an individual to the institution, the profession, or the public
Strategic Impact – significant accomplishments by an individual or team in a program or project relevant to the signature areas of the OSU Strategic Plan
Program Support – Classified staff or professional faculty that have furthered the mission of outreach and engagement by going above and beyond their job expectations
Innovation – Candidates that have pioneered a new innovative approach to the design or execution of (1) online credit-based teaching; (2) online non-credit teaching; (3) partnerships with other public or private organizations or individuals; or (4) open educational resources
Diversity – accomplishments by an individual or team in achieving organizational changes that support diversity, pluralism and innovation in programs that enhance the outreach and engagement mission of the university

ALBERTA B. JOHNSTON EXTENSION AWARDS
Also presented at the awards luncheon are the Alberta B. Johnston Extension awards. Alberta Johnston served the Extension Service for 40 years as county Extension agent, specialist, and administrator in Wyoming, Montana and Oregon. On her retirement as Deputy Director of the Oregon State University Extension Service, she endowed these awards to outstanding performance of Extension educators and administrators. The recipients will receive $1,000, a plaque, and have his or her name added to a permanent plaque.

Alberta B. Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education – recognizes outstanding OSU Extension educators. Nominees must be currently employed as an Extension faculty, specialist, or educational program assistant. Nominees will be evaluated on their demonstrated excellence in planning, conducting, evaluating, and sharing with colleagues Extension educational programs that have made a significant difference in the lives of Oregonians.

Alberta B. Johnston Award for Extension Leadership – recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the OSU Extension Service through creative and effective administrative and/or educational program leadership. Nominees must have been an administrator or providing educational leadership (or a combination of the two) for at least three consecutive years. Eligible positions include, but are not limited to, faculty, specialists, program leader, unit leader, department head, administration, assistant/associate director, or director.

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Oregon State University well represented in eXtension i-Three Issue Corps

All three i3Corps project proposals submitted by OSU Extension faculty and staff were accepted to be a part of the innovative project.  Congratulations to Brooke Edmunds, Amy Garett and Victor Villegas.

https://extension.org/2016/01/12/extension-launches-2016-i-three-issue-corps/

https://extension.org/issues/2016-i-three-corps-roster/

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Coming Soon to a Station Near You – The EESC Express

A new Webex monthly talk show featuring

  • Pithy conversations
  • Cool hosts & guests
  • New ideas on communication, learning technology, & publishing
  • Presentations & demos

The next EESC/Express leaves the station Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

Hop aboard and join

  • Jeff Hino, EESC Learning Technology Leader, talking about engaging Millennials
  • Jennifer Alexander, EESC Interim Director, talking about the new EESC website

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

Get your tickets here:
Join WebEx meeting
Access code: 922 574 666

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Congratulations Doug Hart

After 27 years of service to Oregon State University, Doug Hart will be retiring.  He spent 18 years as a 4-H faculty member and nine years in Extension Administration.  Be sure to wish him good luck before his last day on February 29th.

“I’ll take advantage of the Leap Day to leap into my retirement.” -Doug Hart

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