In this week’s issue:

Creating a Diversity Champion Team

In the June First Monday Update, the new Assistant director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Ana Lu Fonseca, put a call out to Extension to serve as Diversity Champions for University Outreach and Engagement.

If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a Diversity Champion, visit the link to her blogpost.

Before you send that email to the OES State email group!

ConnEXTions was created to be where OSU Extension related news is collected in one area for easy reference. It was also created to cut down on the amount of email we receive on a daily basis.

If your news can wait until the Monday ConnEXTions, send it to instead and she will include it in the upcoming issue.

Civil Dialogue and Race Relations webinar on June 30th

From Ana Lu Fonseca: eXtension is hosting a Civil Dialogue and Race Relations webinar on June 30th. Visit the Civil Dialogue webpage: to find useful resources.

Save the date! New Employee Welcome Breakfast: Sept 18

OSU’s 9th annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast will be held on University Day*, Monday, September 18, 2017 at 830 am in the Club Level of Reser Stadium.

New employees with a hire date on or after September 15, 2016 will be hosted by Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser and joined by President Ed Ray, and others. The Welcome Breakfast is a great way for new employees to meet colleagues and learn about the university community and to kick off University Day festivities.

Abbreviated schedule:

745-830 am – Photos with Benny the Beaver – optional

800 am – We encourage you to arrive early so that you have time to check in, get your name badge and be seated

830 am – Breakfast begins

900 am – Program begins

1000 am – Breakfast ends; proceed to University Day events – view link at the end of this email for more information

Seating is limited and registration by September 1 is required:

We will send reminders regarding this event over the summer, prior to the September 1 deadline. Please help us to reach new colleagues who may not arrive on campus or have an OSU email account before the registration deadline. Questions regarding the New Employee Welcome Breakfast may be directed to Jen Eaton.



  • Kendall Griffith, a swine 4-H youth in Klamath County, was crowned Klamath’s Miss City of Sunshine. She will go on to compete in the Miss Oregon Outstanding Teen competition.
  • Nellie Van Calcar Oehler, a long-time 4-H volunteer, is one of 16 individuals who will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Friday, October 6. Nellie was selected for the National 4-H Hall of Fame because of her significant contribution to 4-H. She has been a volunteer for 53 years! Nellie has been involved with Extension in many ways, including as a 4-H youth and as an Extension agent in Linn and Benton Counties for 10 years.
  • Our 4-H marketing materials were chosen as the NAE4-HA Western Region Promotional Package Award winner. It will now go on to the national competition.

Extension in the News

Hospitals doubling antivenom for eclipse
The Bend Bulletin
Jume 7. 2017
Featuring Nicole Strong

Delayed planting in Treasure Valley could reduce crop yields
Capital Press
June 8, 2017
Featuring Stuart Reitz, Malheur County

Food Hero Program encourages kids to eat more fruits and vegetables
The News Review
June 9, 2017
Featuring Mandy Hatfield and Sara Runkel, Douglas County

Solving family arguments for over 100 years: Oregon State University Extension Service
Tillamook County Pioneer
June 12, 2017
Featuring Amy Schmid and Jessica D. Linnell, Tillamook County

In this week’s issue:

Using Story Maps to share your story, co hosted by Brooke Edmunds

Wednesday, July 20 at 3:00 pm EDT


Story Maps can help you tell stories, with or without maps
Telling stories can be a effective way to communicate information, particularly when those stories feature compelling narrative and striking visuals. While many Cooperative Extension professionals have experience telling stories in person, they may be uncertain how to have the same effect as they increasing work online to reach on their target audience.

Esri Story Maps provide an online platform for story telling which is fairly inexpensive (or free) for academia, simple to use (no coding required) and interactive (you can use images, maps, audio, and video). In spite of the fact that Story Maps were originally designed to display and share maps, you can tell any story you would like, even those without a single map (really!).

Getting up and running with Story Maps
This webinar will introduce the idea behind Story Maps and will provide specific examples of how they may be used in outreach and engagement activities. We will also cover the basic “how-to’s” involved in creating and sharing Story Maps and will provide resources for further professional development in this topic.

Although we don’t assume that attendees have any experience with this tool, the webinar will easier to follow if you have previously used ArcGIS Online or have viewed this webinar on ArcGIS Online.

Pre-registration is required:
Click here to register for the webinar

For questions about the content of this webinar, please email

This webinar is brought to you by UNH Cooperative Extension, Oregon State University Extension, Map@Syst, and the eXtension mapping Innovation Hub.

A recording of this webinar will be made available after the webinar.


Brooke Edmunds and Shane Brandt

Condolences: Norbert “Van” Vandehey

With great sadness we share that Norbert “Van” Vandehey, who was a 4-H agent in Lane County, passed away Wednesday, July 6th.

He was surrounded by many members of his large family, including his wife Peggy to whom he was happily married for 68 years. Van was an inspiration to all who met him and leaves a legacy of
joy, love and family. Please join us at the internment and/or funeral (information below)

Love to Ted & Annie Vandehey.

Full military internment on Thursday/July 14th @ 2:30PM at Willamette National Cemetery …
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, OR 97086

Funeral on Friday/July 15th @ 11AM at St James Church …
1145 SE 1st St, McMinnville, OR 97128

Followed by Reception @ 1PM at Golden Valley Brewery …
980 NE 4th St, McMinnville, OR, 97128

Save the date: 2016 Extension Annual Conference

OSUEA Board President, Marilyn Lesmeister, in collaboration with Associate Director of Extension Service, Lindsey Shirley
Invite all Extension faculty and staff to mark their calendars for the
Extension Annual Conference
November 14-17, 2016
At the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU campus

Faculty and staff are invited to contact Marilyn Lesmeister ( 541-737-2794 to request a workshop topic or recommend a keynote speaker for our Annual Extension Conference.

A form to submit a workshop proposal will be available soon.

OSU Recipients of National ESP Awards

Congratulations to our colleagues who will be honored at the upcoming National Recognition Dinner at the ESP National Conference in Cape May, New Jersey. Also kudos to our own Patricia Dawson, ESP National President for sharing these results and who will presenting these awards:

  • Congratulations to Mike Knutz who has been selected to receive the National ESP Diversity Multicultural Team Award for the Western Region.
  • Congratulations to Barbara Brody who has been selected to receive the National ESP Administrative Leadership Award for the Western Region.
  • Congratulations to Shanna Northway who has been selected to receive the National ESP Distinguished Team Award for the Western Region.

(Source: 4-H…Growing and Thriving, by Pamela Rose, State 4-H Program Leader.)

In this week’s issue:

Benny the Beaver County Fair Tour

University Events has put together an awesome website with information regarding Benny touring the county fairs this summer and it can be found here:

The site will be updated with information regarding Benny’s tour. If you know of anything that maybe helpful to include in the site, please let Jill Wells know ( and she we see to it that the information is available.

Pole, Peddle, Paddle in Bend

Congratulations to Karissa Dishon, Diana Stevens, Melanie McCabe, Jamie Davis, Samara Rufener and Katy Joyce for making 4-H proud with their performance at the Pole, Peddle, Paddle in Bend. Well these Green Clover colleagues have instituted a challenge. Next year at this time there will also be a Golden Clover team (note the reference to age/experience in the term “Golden”) vying to compete in this same event. The Golden Clover team of Todd Williver, Eric Dunker, Woody Davis, Mary Arnold, Amy Derby and myself will also try to make 4-H proud! (We secretly just want to make sure our bodies are still intact after this event). Mark May 20, 2017 on your calendars to cheer on this adventure. Dave White has signed on to provide logistics and positive support. He has already provided his first statement of support to the team with…“May the course be with us”!

EESC Express Recording

The EESC Express recording of last Thursday’s web show about “Anatomy of a Good Press Release” is now available for viewing here.

This was our season finale for the EESC Express, and we need your feedback to better meet your needs. Please click here to take a two minute survey on the EESC Express (whether you watched or not…everyone welcome!) Thanks!

Zoom Webinars for 500 Participants a New Benefit for eXtension Member Institution Professionals

For many years, Iowa State Extension has been hosting Adobe Connect Webinars for Communities of Practice (CoP) and Learning Networks (LN) on behalf of eXtension. As indicated earlier this year, this service will end on July 31st, 2016.

As part of eXtension’s recent acquisition of new tools for use by professionals at eXtension Foundation member institutions, eXtension has secured the use of Zoom Webinars to assist CoPs, LNs, and other users with webinar services. Zoom Webinar benefits include providing a public space that can accommodate up to 500 viewers at a single webinar.

If this change of service affects you or your colleagues, eXtension provides the following assistance to help you transition to best meet your needs. Your CoP/LN may use eXtension’s Zoom Webinars, or:
• Continue to use Iowa State Extension’s Adobe Connect for a fee by contacting for more information and pricing.
• Use your home institution’s video conferencing or webinar platform.
• Conduct and host your webinars yourself using tools like Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype or GoToWebinar, etc.

If in the past you have recorded eXtension webinars using Iowa State’s Adobe Connect that are currently hosted at Iowa State and posted on eXtension’s Learn or any other web page, the recording will continue to be available for up to one year. eXtension is working with Iowa State and contacting eXtension users with archived recordings to identify recordings that need to be kept and those that can be purged. Recordings that need to be saved can be uploaded to YouTube or other storage of your choice.

If you or your colleagues currently have eXtension webinar time scheduled with Iowa State’s Extension Adobe Connect on or after August 1, 2016, please contact Iowa State ( to discuss your options for using their system at a fee or canceling your reserved webinar time.

It is up to individual CoPs, LN’s or past eXtension webinar service users to decide which service they prefer for future use: 1) eXtension’s Zoom Webinar system 2) Iowa State Extension’s Adobe Connect for a fee; 3) their home institution’s webinar services; or 4) hosting their own webinars using free or for-fee tools.

If you wish to discuss how this change in eXtension webinar service affects you, please feel free to contact Ashley Griffin at If you wish more information on scheduling a future webinar using eXtension’s Zoom Webinar system, please review the Zoom Webinar Request form or contact Mark Locklear

Zoom is highly recommended from other OSU Extension employees who have had experience with it.

OSU Table Cloths

From Sue Mabe in Sherman County:

We are ordering 4 of these tablecloths from Blue Dawg and wondered if anyone else would like to add on to our order. As you can see, the price goes down with increased numbers. We will be ordering next Thursday, June 2, so please get back to me by June 1.

OSU Tablecloth
OSU Tablecloth

And your current price is as follows:

1-3 @ $218.00ea.
4-6 @ $210.00ea.
7-12 @ $202.00ea.
13-25 @ $196.00ea.
26-50 @ $186.00ea.
51-75 @ $174.00ea.

No reorder setup charge.
Production time is about 7 working days.
Shipping: Not included.

In this week’s issue:

OSU Extension Web Upgrade Project: Discovery Report Available

Last week, your Extension web steering committee shared a near-final draft of the project Discovery Report with Scott Reed. Now, you can also view the executive summary, or read the final full report.

This report is a key milestone in our web upgrade project. We all aspire to make our next generation of OSU Extension websites user-driven, easier to manage, and truly awesome. But before we decide “how we’ll get there” we need to know where we are, where we could be, and what we might encounter along the way.

This report summarizes the past year of research, including web data; competition analysis; and input and feedback from internal stakeholders, Extension administrators, and the steering committee. It also outlines what research is still to come, and offers a glimpse of emerging priorities for web development strategies and features.

What can you do to help?
Later this month, we will offer an Extension-wide survey to gather additional feedback and input on priorities. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

If you have comments on the Discovery Report, or questions at any time, please contact EESC (or by phone: 541-737-3311), or anyone on the steering committee.

—Your Web Steering Committee
Jeff Hino, Tamara Hill-Tanquist, Brooke Edmunds, Ann Marie Murphy, Alisha Atha, Patrick Proden and Victor Villegas

Cooperative Extension’s Role in Adult Learning and Development Webinar

Did you know there is an organization to nourish the adult educator in you? It’s the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). You’re invited to join a webinar entitled Cooperative Extension’s Role in Adult Learning and Development sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Special Interest Group of AAACE on June 8, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. To learn more and register, visit the link:

Benny the Beaver at the County Fair: Schedule for 2016

Benny will be visiting Oregon County Fairs again this summer. Check out the schedule below to see when Benny will be at YOUR County Fair:

7/8 Marion
7/16 Linn
7/23 Columbia
7/28 Hood River
7/28 Jefferson
7/30 Coos
7/30 Washington
8/2 Clatsop
8/3 Union
8/5 Malheur
8/5 Yamhill
8/6 Benton
8/6 Deschutes
8/11 Baker
8/11 Polk
8/12 Crook
8/12 Tillamook
8/12 Umatilla
8/13 Grant
8/13 Wallowa
8/13 Wheeler
8/16 Clackamas
8/18 Morrow
8/19 Wasco
8/20 Klamath
8/20 Lincoln
8/24 Sherman
8/27 Curry
9/1 Lake
9/2 Gilliam
9/9 Harney 1/2 day
9/10 Harney 1/2 day

New Opportunities for Extension Professionals 

To learn what’s new in eXtension, a recording from eXtension Learn, “New Opportunities for Extension Professionals” is available to view online.

Global Activity Database Launch, May 17

From the Office of Mark Hoffman Vice Provost for International Programs:

Dear OSU Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students:

I am excited to announce a new collaborative resource, the Global Activity Database. The database is designed to help build community around international activities such as teaching, research, and service.  In the past, it has been difficult to identify the international interests of individuals and to help facilitate in collaborations. The Global Activity Database is the first step in making these processes efficient and user-friendly.

To launch the Global Activity Database, we are holding a short Q&A session on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Memorial Union, Room 206. The Global Activity Database ( is an online, searchable tool that organizes and can be used to connect faculty, staff, and graduate students based on their international expertise, research interests, and more. Enrolling takes only a few minutes and the benefits are many. Please plan to come learn more about the Global Activity Database and enjoy the provided light refreshments.

During International Education Week 2016, those enrolled in the Global Activity Database will be invited to meet with campus peers with similar country and regional interests.  The college and/or division with the most faculty and staff enrolled in the database will be recognized at the event.

Thank you for continuing to support the internationalization efforts at OSU. I hope to see you on May 17 at 10:30 in MU 206 to provide you with more information.

-Mark Hoffman

In this week’s issue:

2016 Commencement Ceremony Human Interest Story Submission

Do you know of a Beaver who is graduating this year? President Ray includes 2-3 human interest stories of personal achievement to highlight during the commencement activities. We are always looking of ways to elevate Extension’s presence. If you’re aware of an interesting story, please let Jill Wells know and she will assist you with the nomination process.

Examples of an interesting story happening in your county/region:

  • A graduating senior who was first introduced to Oregon State through 4-H.
  • A Master Gardener or family member graduating this year.
  • Someone who may have found their passion through an Extension program that lead them to pursue that field of study at OSU.

Even if the story is not chosen for Commencement, it is still a story we would like to share. We have a lot to celebrate!

Submissions are due Wednesday, May 11 by 5pm.

The Future of Extension TweetUp Recap: What do you think our future holds?

What does the future hold for Extension? Check out the Storify recap of last week’s #EdTechLN TweetUp to see what your fellow #EdTechLN members answered this important question. It was the most well attended and active TweetUp we have ever hosted!

Please share with your administrators, directors, and other coworkers as this topic deserves even more chatter! Encourage them to add to the conversation on the EdTechLN Facebook page or on Twitter with our #EdTechLN hashtag.

eXtension Webinar on May 4 – New Opportunities

eXtension Webinar To Review Recent Changes and New Opportunities for Extension Professionals on May 4, 2016
On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern, the eXtension Foundation will host a webinar for all Extension professionals to review recent changes and new opportunities now available for member institutions. On hand to present will be eXtension CEO Christine Geith and members of the leadership team to answer questions and provide examples of how eXtension’s new tools, services and initiatives can be used by Cooperative Extension Service teams and professionals.

For more information and the option to add this event to your calendar, please visit

Extension is on the move, are you?

Extension is walking the talk – here’s photos from across the state of OSU on the move at work…

Portland Extension Walkers
Portland Extension Office Walkers
Statewide team walkers
Statewide Team Walkers at OSU Campus
Klamath County Extension Walkers
Klamath County Walkers
Walkers in Linn County
Linn County Walkers

Ready for a May Challenge?

We’ve all heard it: Sitting is the New Smoking

Researchers have found we are sitting ourselves to death.

It’s estimated that people spend about 35-50% of their working hours in meetings. Here’s a healthy challenge for you… In the month of May, look at your meetings and try to make just 20% (1 in 5) walking meetings. Keep a pair of walking shoes at your desk and encourage the colleagues you’re meeting with to do the same.

Need some quick inspiration to take the plunge? Check out this TED talk under 4 minutes.

Going to give it a try? Let know how it’s going. Your story can inspire others or help folks troubleshoot making this practice stick.

Drones in Agriculture Spark Creative Communication

Learn about “DroneSinger” Victor Villegas and his time in Washington D.C. for the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

In this week’s issue:


Welcome Roberta Riportella

From Pamela Rose:

Welcome to Roberta Riportella! Roberta will begin May 9th as our new Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement and Family & Community Health Program Leader. Roberta was able to join us on Monday and Tuesday of Spring Conference to meet many of the staff and get to know more about the great work happening here in Oregon.  Roberta has had a long and illustrious career in Extension, primarily at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but she has most recently been at Kansas State University as the Kansas Health Foundation Professor of Community Health. She has received numerous honors and awards.  She is recognized nationally for her leadership in Health Extension, serving on the ECOP Health Implementation Initiative, currently chairing the Health in All Policies Education team.  We are excited to have Roberta bring her leadership and experience to Oregon!

Have you registered for the O&E Colloquium?

Have you registered for this year’s O&E Colloquium? Different pathways to community engagement will be explored through the keynote speaker, four fast-paced five-minute presentations, poster session, Tweet-up, and awards of excellence. Discover. Celebrate. Create community.

Register by April 6 (registration is required). The event is free and open to the OSU campus community—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—and public, with one exception: an $18 charge to attend the awards luncheon (use indexes or pay with check at the door).

Congratulations Margie House

Margie welcomed a baby boy to the world. Details were not available at press time, but if you are able to share any further information about Margie’s new bundle of joy, please do so in the comments.

Alberta Johnston

From Extension Administration:

We write to share some sad news today, Alberta Johnston passed away on March 15th after a short illness.

Alberta was born in Hickman, Nebraska.  She began her 4-H experience as a 4-H/Home Economics agent in Wyoming, became an Extension specialist in Montana and Oregon, and eventually became the OSU Deputy Director of Extension.

After Alberta’s retirement from OSU Extension Service in 1991, she agreed to serve a six-month stint as the Interim Executive Director of the Oregon 4-H Foundation, to oversee a regional 4-H trustee training conference Oregon was hosting. That six-month job turned into a 20-year career.  During those twenty years, Alberta worked as a VOLUNTEER, never accepting a salary or any compensation.  She worked for love of the program, and the many benefits it provided to the youth of Oregon.

During her service, Oregon has become one of the top 4-H foundations in the country.  Policies and agreements were carefully put in place, helping the Oregon 4-H Foundation maintain its high level of professionalism and integrity.  She retired from this second career in 2010.  The Oregon 4-H Foundation and the Oregon 4-H Program would not be where we are today without Alberta’s wisdom, dedication and selfless support.  Oregon 4-H was very lucky on the day Alberta agreed to serve that six-month job.

Alberta touched many lives, and she will be greatly missed.

She requested that there not be a memorial service.

Donations in her memory can be made to Oregon 4-H Foundation, Alberta B. Johnston Administrative Endowment, 105 Ballard Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.


Sandy Macnab to retire

Congratulations on your retirement Sandy and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to OSU Extension Services.

Please join Sherman and Wasco Counties in celebrating his 37 years of service.

Impact Statement Reporting for Extension Professionals

From eXtension:

Spring is traditionally Impact Statement Reporting season. In fall 2015, eXtension added the acclaimed Impact Statement Reporting Course to its Professional Development portfolio of courses for Cooperative Extension System professionals.

Created by the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University in collaboration with a nationwide team of Extension educators and trainers on impact report writing, the content addresses specifically the needs of Extension professionals.

eXtension’s online course format ensures continuity across trainings, widespread accessibility, and ease of use. This course provides a wealth of examples, resources, readings and assessments to support learners in applying the concepts and skills as rapidly as possible. Requiring approximately 80 minutes to complete, all at one time or across modules, this course provides timely instruction or can serve as a refresher as impact statement reporting deadlines approach.

Employees of eXtension member institutions receive this course as a Free Benefit through their institution’s membership. The course fee for employees of non-member institutions is $80.

Learn more about the Impact Statement Reporting Course and check out the free sampler of the course.



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.


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!



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.


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


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.


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 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.


Become a Twitter Phenom with eXtension

Twitter logo

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.


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


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