In this week’s issue:
- Welcome Dr. Lindsey Shirley
- LIVE Chick Cam!
- Register for the O&E Colloquium
- Express Stop Recording Available
- Lace Up & Go this Wednesday, April 6th
- Helpful Links: Impact Statements and Twitter
- The CO• Final COunt Down Begins!
Welcome Dr. Lindsey Shirley
From Scott Reed:
Following an extensive national search, it is with pleasure that I announce (pending final approval), Dr. Lindsey Shirley has accepted the position of Associate Provost for Outreach and Engagement and Associate Director of the OSU Extension Service. Lindsey’s background emphasizes family and consumer sciences education and extension. She has experience at Utah State University and University of Idaho, and holds degrees from Iowa State University and University of Minnesota. While her formal start date is June 1, 2016, Lindsey plans to join us for the April 12 Outreach and Engagement Colloquium in Corvallis.
Many of you participated in the search process, and I thank you for engaging in this important decision. Please join me in welcoming Lindsey to Oregon State University.
LIVE Chick Cam!
The Clatsop County Extension Chick Cam is LIVE! The baby chicks are expected to hatch April 6th-7th.
Register for the O&E Colloquium
Registration for the O&E Colloquium closes on Wednesday, April 6th. If you have not already done so, please register today.
Express Stop Recording Available
If you missed the March 17th EESC Express web show about our new EESC Photo Archive, you can view the recording here:
Our next Express is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at 10am. The Express will be pulling into the station to discuss 3-D printing and other emerging technologies. Guaranteed to be a fun and informative 30 minutes or your money back.
Lace Up & Go this Wednesday, April 6th
To celebrate National Walking Day we’re encouraging each county office to lace up and go for a walk and roll on Wednesday.
- Plan a lunch hour walk at your office/worksite
- Make your meetings walking meetings
- Take a couple 10 minute walking breaks during your work day
- Walk, bike or take the bus to work
- Schedule a walk, hike or bike with friends/family after work
Send in your walking group photos to Katie.Dunker@oregonstate.edu by Thursday, April 7th to get recognized next week! If you’re on campus – join the noon walking group – everyone is welcome!
Helpful Links: Impact Statements and Twitter
The CO• Final COunt Down Begins!
The sun is shining, the mercury is rising, and maker season is here. That can only mean one thing—The CO• Inaugural Symposium and Annual Maker Fair are just a few days away!
Kick off the Spring term by joining The CO• at the STEM to STEAM Symposium on Friday, April 8 from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100. Join thinkers, makers, doers, and dreamers with local, state, regional, and national perspectives as they unpack the benefits of hands-on learning. This unique symposium provides six experts in making with the opportunity to explore how the arts can, and do, complement a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum. Once this all-star lineup gets your mind reeling from the diversity of perspectives, be sure to head over to the Student Experience Center Plaza for a catered reception to pump these gurus full of follow-up questions.
Then, get your hands dirty at The CO• annual Maker Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Join makers, hackers, innovators, and artists from Oregon State, Corvallis, Eugene, Albany, Portland, and Seattle as they illustrate what making means to them! Build and test M&M launchers with the professional tinkerers at HP, help build a longboard with Michael Town, a high school Physics and Engineering teacher (sign up for his workshop here), ask Dan Coyle a bunch of questions about his one-of-a-kind wooden bike helmets, or check out fabrication design tools with the OSU Oceanography Fab Shop.
Join us! And please consider encouraging your colleagues, students, friends, and cronies to come too. (We still could use a few good volunteers!)
In Hands-on Learning We Trust,
The CO• Leadership Nerds, er, team: Charles, Andrew, Carol, Christine, Eric, Jesse, Kaitlyn, Margaret, Ray, and Seri
PS. Don’t forget to share your experience with The CO• on social media! Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter @TheCoCorvallis, and post your photos from The CO• on Instagram. Use Hashtags: #gototheco #theco2016 #corvallismakerfair #makers so we may regram, retweet, like, and share your stories!