In this week’s issue:

2017 WEDA Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to Silvia Rondon for the Training IPM Professionals in Rural Areas: A Model to Achieve Sustainable Knowledge and Clive Kaiser for the Prevention of Fruit Cracking in Sweet Cherries as they have been named as recipients of the Western Extension Directors’ Association Awards of Excellence for 2017.

The awards will be presented at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting on Wednesday July 12, 2017

Branding Update

Branded fonts

Branded fonts will be installed automatically by CN to off-campus OSU Extension workstations by the end of the month. More information will be forthcoming this week.

Find logos and letterhead

Logos and letterhead for units within the Division of University Outreach and Engagement can be found on the Extension website. Go to the “For Employees” tab and select “Employee Resources.” In the right navigation bar, select “Marketing Tools” then “Logos.” In the second bullet on the Logo page is a link to “companion logos.” There is a folder for each unit in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement. NOTE: there are three pages and folders are not in alphabetical order, so you will need to flip through the pages to find your unit. Each folder also contains the unit’s letterhead.

To see the color variations for the logo, open the EPS folder of logos and open or download the PDF of the logo art sheet. If you do not have the Adobe Creative Suite on your computer, you will not be able to view the .eps files, but you can attach them to emails to send them to printers, approved promotion item companies and graphic designers. Use .png format files for digital applications and when using Microsoft Office.

Please review the OSU guidelines for logo use. If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (Annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1327).

Abstracts for Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation Due June 30

The Journal of Extension Board, in partnership with eXtension, is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation. The 200-word abstracts are due June 30, 2017.

For this special issue, we are looking for examples from the following areas:

  • Technology and its innovative application (examples include but are not limited to 3-D and virtual reality, Oculus Rift, story maps, augmented reality, 3-D printing, Internet of Things)
  • Case studies of road-tested innovations in effective volunteer management
  • Case studies demonstrating new models for needs assessment
  • Case studies documenting new business models for sustainable programming
  • New or adapted program delivery methods (examples include but are not limited to collaborative learning, maker spaces, flipped classroom)
  • Mobile learning and social media (examples include but are not limited to eXtension Education Technology Tweet-ups, Facebook video streaming, GIS)
  • Innovative access to Cooperative Extension resources (examples include but are not limited to maker fairs, mobile apps, hybrid learning, virtual classroom)
  • Evaluated models of engagement with new audiences (examples include but are not limited to STEM in the Mosque (Purdue University), community gardens by refugees, Urban Extension initiatives, private/public partnerships)

Submissions should be no more than 200 words, clearly articulate how the proposed contribution relates to one or more of the key areas above, and concisely describe the technology, program, or methodology and its application to Cooperative Extension.

Submission Method and Due Date
Special Issue proposed abstracts should be uploaded to JOE Special Issue Abstract Submission. The due date for submission is Friday, June 30, 2017, at midnight EDT.

Submission Review & Timeline
Abstracts will be selected after review by the Special Issue guest editors. Selected authors will be notified by email on August 4, 2017. Contributors are expected to submit completed full manuscripts for review on or before November 30, 2017. The Special Issue has a tentative publication date of July 31, 2018.

Inquiries or Questions
Any inquiries about the Call for Paper Abstracts should be submitted to the issue manager: Dr. Ken La Valley, University of New Hampshire Extension, ken.lavalley@unh.edu or (603) 862-4343.

Journal of Extension, June 2017 Issue

The June 2017 issue of Journal of Extension is now available online. The articles can be accessed on the JOE website at www.joe.org.

This month there are two articles from OSU Extension:

  • Brooke Edmunds (Linn & Benton Counties), Christine Hadekel (Oregon Food Bank), and Pamela Monnette (Linn & Benton Counties) for their Ideas at Work article on the gardening curriculum for beginning adult gardeners, “Seed to Supper.”
  • Mary Arnold (Corvallis campus), Jamie Davis (Lake County), and Roberta Lundeberg (Corvallis campus), for their Research in Brief article on the Oregon 4-H

Extension in the News

By any name, these insects are a pest
Capital Press
June 19, 2017
Featuring Jordan Maley, Gilliam County Extension

Blue-green algae incidence found in south Lake
Lake County Examiner
June 22, 2017
Featuring Pete Schreder, Lake County Extension

In this week’s issue:

 

Draft 1 Division Values & Goals

The first draft of the values and goals for the Division that are in development for inclusion in the 2016 Strategic Plan are available online for you to review. Your input is valued.

Please note, between January 22nd and January 29th she will be holding a series of meetings for all Division faculty and staff to get your detailed feedback on the next draft of the values and goals.

The committee is gathering input now from the Division Executive Team, Program Leaders, Directors, and Regional Administrators on this draft. January 22nd through January 29th is the time for Division faculty and staff to give detailed feedback on the next draft of the values and goals. At that time any and all aspects of the draft will be on the table for revision.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback for us, please contact a member of the committee:

Unit within the DivisionCommittee RepresentativeContact Information
EESCDio Morales541-737-0814; Dio.Morales@oregonstate.edu
Extended CampusLisa Templeton541-737-1279; lisa.l.templeton@oregonstate.edu
ExtensionDerek Godwincell 503-510-7582; derek.godwin@oregonstate.edu
Extension Lena Etuk (Committee Chair)541-737-6121; lena.etuk@oregonstate.edu
Open CampusJeff Sherman 541-737-1384; jeff.sherman@oregonstate.edu
PACEJohn Buzzard541-737-5741; john.buzzard@oregonstate.edu

 

More Worthy award recipients at OSU Extension Conference:

4-H Hall of Fame

Sherri Jensen, Yamhill County

Mary Mosier, Lane County

Barbara Sawer, Benton County

Sue Weinbrecht, Linn County

 

ESP Retiree Service Award

Duane Johnson

Tammy Skubinna

 

25 Years of Extension Service

Scott Reed

Willie Riggs

Doug Hart

Janice Cowan

Mylen Bohle

 

Also a note of congratulations to Patricia Dawson, 4-H Faculty Member in Umatilla County who is the National President of Epsilon Sigma Phi through 2016.

 

Extension Annual Conference Follow-up.  

Chris Geith presentation:

For those who missed it or anyone who wants a refresher, the presentation by Chis Geith, CEO of eXtension, is available online.

As a follow up to Mark Pratten’s presentation:

Op-ed: Correcting myths about Millennials
America’s students are speaking up about complex flaws in higher education—but because of their age, few people are bothering to listen, Sophia McClennen writes in Quartz. Read more

Links to photos taken during the conference award ceremonies:

4-H Hall of Fame:

http://eescmedia.extension.oregonstate.edu/res/sites/2015_4h 

OSUEA:

http://eescmedia.extension.oregonstate.edu/res/sites/2015_OSUEA

 

Retirements

Thank you to your years of service to OSU Extension and best of luck in your retirement.

Janice Cowan, Baker County Extension

Sandy Macnab, Sherman County Extension

Randy Mills, Umatilla County Extension

Jim Reeb, Lincoln County Office

 

Congratulations Wasco County 4-H Robotics Teams

Two 4-H Robotics Teams from Wasco County, Fusion X and System Overload, have been selected to compete in the state tournament at Liberty High School January 9-10. Please visit The Dalles Chronicle article to learn more about these awesome teams coached by OSU Extension employee Lu Seapy and North Wasco County School District employee, Jesus Acosta.

presenting robot
Students Jordan Scherer, Leo Polehn, Trenton Schacher, Shane Squires, and Jacob Ganders explain how they built and programmed a unique robot design to a panel of tournament judges.
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Two Wasco County 4-H / The Dalles Middle School Lego Robotics show off their advancement and robot design trophies. Back Row: Shane Squires, Jordan Scherer, Leo Polehn. Middle Row: Francis Fuller, Jacob Ganders, Trenton Schacher,. Front Row: Ian Casteneda, Keenan Kuku, Angel Garcia, Gabe Stein.
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Fusion X team members Shane Squires, Gabe Stein, Jordan Scherer, Nathan Ganders, Jacob Ganders, and Trenton Schacher watch as their robot attempts to press the correct button to activate the Composter Mission