In this week’s issue:

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 by Thursday, April 7th to get recognized next week! If you’re on campus – join the noon walking group – everyone is welcome!

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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!


In this week’s issue:


Welcome Dave Hansen as the Interim Associate Provost/Associate Director of Extension

From Scott Reed:

It is my pleasure to announce that David Hansen has accepted the role of Interim Associate Provost of the Division and Associate Director of the OSU Extension Service effective January 1, 2016 on a 0.6 FTE basis. He will retain a 0.4 FTE role as Outreach and Engagement Lead for the Oregon Sea Grant Program where he manages Extension and communications faculty and the marine education team at the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center. Dave has served as program leader of the Sea Grant Extension program since October, 2010 when he joined OSU from the University of Delaware. He received a Ph. D. from Iowa State University in 1999.

Please join me in welcoming Dave to this important role.


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AP/AD Candidate Evaluation Forms due January 7

Evaluation Forms for the AP/AD candidates are due by January 7 to Jackie Russell (fill-able pdf, click submit button top left of form to automatically email).  To review the candidate open forum presentations, please visit the links below:

Nov. 18, Linda Alexander:

Nov. 19, Lindsey Shirley:

Dec. 2, Ken Martin:

Dec. 3, Ed Martin:

Dec. 21, Bill Hubbard:

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Jenny East named Oregon Sea Grant’s Extension Boater Outreach Coordinator

Jenny East has been named Oregon Sea Grant’s new, full-time Extension boater outreach coordinator to work with recreational boaters on Oregon’s north coast, the Columbia River and in the Portland metro area.

She will work with the Oregon State Marine Board to inform boaters about the location and use of dockside “pump and dump” facilities for properly disposing of onboard toilet waste, part of the state’s ongoing efforts toward cleaner waterways.

East, who started Dec. 15, is temporarily working out of OSU Extension’s office in Newport, with plans to relocate to the Extension office in Washington County.

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Jenny East. Photo by Vanessa Ciccone


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Jenny East. Photo by Vanessa Ciccone.











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Outreach and Engagement Update – Predictions for 2016

To learn more about 2016 Predictions by Scott Reed, Vice Provost/Director of Edvention, visit the University Outreach and Engagement blog for the First Monday Update video.  If you have resolutions of your own that you would like to share with the Division, please do so in the comments.


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In this week’s issue:


OSUEA 2015 Awards

Below is the complete list of award recipients for 2015:

This year’s Hoecker Grant Awards:

Title: “Student-built Tsunami Quests Lead to Higher Ground”
Cait Goodwin – PI
Award: $4000

“Decrease Physical Inactivity and Change Health Behaviors in Community Setting”
Barbara Brody – PI
Award: $2090

“Commercial BeeKeeper Training Workshop”
Dr. Ramesh Sagili – PI
Award: $3655

“Smarter Cafeterias Training for Food Service Professionals”
Patty Case – PI
Award: $3500

“Expand the Seed to Supper Program in Benton and Linn County”
Brooke Edmunds – PI
Award: $2755


OSUEA Experienced Faculty Award

Jamie Davis – Lake County
Neil Bell – Polk & Marion County
Todd Williver – Lincoln County
Sandra Carlson – Clatsop County
Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas – 4-H Tech Wizards


OSUEA Newer Faculty Award

Dr. Ramesh Sagili – Corvallis
Katie Ahern – Deschutes County
Toni Stephan – Deschutes County
Jon Gandy – Jefferson County
Robin Maille – Union & Baker Counties


OSUEA Team Award

Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H!) Teens as Teachers Program
Mary Arnold, 4-H Youth Specialist
Carolyn Ashton – Benton County 4-H
Maggie Livesay – Benton County 4-H
Shanna Northway – Grant County 4-H
Barbara Brody – Malheur County 4-H
Sue Hunt – Josephine County 4-H
Judi Peters – Polk County 4-H
Lynette Black – Wasco County 4-H
Maureen Hosty – Metro 4-H


OSUEA Classified Staff Award

Holly Burton – Douglas County
Laurie Gibson – Linn County


OSUEA Educational Assistant Award

Jared Delay – Clatsop County
Jody Einerson – Benton County

OSUEA Professional Faculty Award (Administrative)

Kim McCullough – Wasco County


OSCAR HAGG Communication Award

Jenny Rudolph – Lead Principal Investigator
FCH/SNAP-Ed Programs – Columbia County
Lauren Tobey – Co-Principal Investigator
SNAP-Ed Program, State Team
Sandra Carlson – Co- Principal Investigator
Clatsop County 4-H
Mandy Hatfield – Co- Principal Investigator
FCH/SNAP-Ed Programs – Douglas County
Rose Jepson-Sullivan – Co-Principal Investigator
SNAP-Ed Program – Lane County & State Team


OSUEA Search For Excellence

Oregon Master Bee Keeper Program
Carolyn Breece and Dr. Ramesh Sagili


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AP/AD Candidate Open Forum Videos

If you were unable to watch the live streams of the Associate Provost/Associate Director of Extension candidate open forums, or would like to rewatch the presentations, they are available to watch at the links below:

Nov. 18, Linda Alexander:

Nov. 19, Lindsey Shirley:

Dec. 2, Ken Martin:

Dec. 3, Ed Martin:

Dec. 21, Bill Hubbard:


Please fill out an evaluation form (Evaluation AP-AD) to use for input, due by January 7 to Jackie Russell (fill-able pdf, click submit button top left of form to automatically email


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CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement/FCH Program Leader Update

From Pamela Rose:

As many of you know the search for the new CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement/FCH Program Leader is underway. We understand that there are excellent candidates already in the pool, but the deadline is not until the end of January. With interviews to follow, it is likely that our new leader will hopefully be in place by June or before. Dean Tammy Bray sent out an email today addressing the interim leadership for this position. The FCH program leader duties are being addressed in a team approach. I have been asked to serve as the interim Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement for CPHHS (0.1 FTE) to focus on the following tasks:

  • Continue to move the dial and the dialogue in the role that Oregon Extension (particularly 4-H, FCH & SNAP Ed programs), along with our colleagues in CPHHS, plays in furthering the national Health Extension agenda
  • Continue to strengthen relationships across the college, the campus, and the state for outreach and engagement
  • Work with the team of CPHHS Associate Deans (Marie Harvey and Vicki Ebbeck) and Tammy Bray to review all Promotion and Tenure process and assist with preparations
  • Provide strong communication and overall leadership of the 4-H, FCH and SNAP-Ed units

I am excited to serve in this capacity for this interim period. These are important conversations that I have already begun to be a part of and that will only elevate and enhance the great work being done in Extension and within CPHHS.


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