In this week’s issue:

OSU & Extension Branding

The new OSU brand and logo will launch April 4, 2017!

At the college/unit level, all print/digital/promotional items eventually will need to incorporate the new logo/design, as well as new branding/messaging. The university doesn’t expect everything to change on April 4 (brand training for OSU communicators is planned for April 5).

If you have print needs, you are encouraged to order only enough to get you through April and then plan to reprint once the new OSU logos are available. If you have large quantities of items with the current logo, please continue to use them throughout the year.

Branding Extension

Extension will begin working with Ologie, the branding firm selected by OSU, on Extension branding in the next few weeks. We will work on an Extension “personality,” key messages, visual look that works within the OSU brand, co-branding, and more.

We are in the process of gathering information for an Extension publication audit. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please share examples of ads, collateral, flyers, instructional materials, banners, etc. that are currently being used by you and your county/program (electronic files are preferred). Please email them to Ann Marie Murphy, communication and marketing manager for Outreach and Engagement (

We’ll go through several phases during the sub-branding initiative with Ologie:

  • Discovery (approximately 4 to 6 weeks) – Ologie immerses itself in the current situation to build a knowledge base for developing the sub-brand strategy (University Marketing strongly recommends that we do not short change this part of the branding effort)
  • Definition ((approximately 4 weeks) – Ologie builds on the university’s master brand strategy to develop the strategic frameworks for the sub-brand story (outcomes are core value proposition, messaging, personality and tone)
  • Creation (approximately 7 weeks) – Ologie applies the sub-brand strategy elements and the university’s master brand creative platform to a visual and verbal language for the sub-brand (outcome is brand guidelines and visual and verbal language)

We anticipate that the brand work with Ologie will be completed by end of June. Then the work of communicating, training, revising materials, etc. begins in earnest!

If you have questions, please get in touch with Ann Marie Murphy (

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations Video

The video for the February 17th Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation is available to view here:

Become a Presentation Ninja with Guest Host Jamie Davis

March 2nd @ 2:00pm ET
#EdTechLN TweetUp

In order to move toward better engagement with our audiences, we need to continuously learn new tools and techniques for clientele interaction. Join guest host Jamie Davis and spend the hour sharing and discussing not just presentation best practices, but also ways to move beyond the PowerPoint and the “stage” to encourage actual engagement.

Click here to join the TweetUp

In this week’s issue:

EESC Express

Jump on board for the last EESC Express of the season. In a fast-paced, 30-minute show, you’ll be treated to a segment on how to engage on Facebook, advice on writing an effective impact statement, and a tip on ways to use the EESC catalog. Join us for a fast-paced, fun-filled program on Webex at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. For this show, we’ll be giving away a Zen Buddha Board Mini and laser presenters as prizes!
Webex meeting number: 927 847 645

Questions? Contact Kym Pokorny

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations, February 17, 2017

Plan to attend the next O&E Quarterly Conversation on February 17, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestreamed. This is your opportunity to ask questions of O&E leadership and to learn about O&E and Extension initiatives. Each segment includes an opportunity for you to have your questions answered.

9-9:30 a.m. – Scott Reed and Lindsey Shirley – DIVISION UPDATES and Q&A, including introducing the Center for Community Innovation & Economic Development
9:30-10:00 a.m. – SPARKTHE YEAR OF ARTS AND SCIENCE – Charles Robinson (O&E/College of Liberal Arts/The Graduate School), Larry Rodgers (dean, College of Liberal Arts), and Jerri Bartholomew (Chair of the Microbiology Dept. and one of the leads on the Microbiome show happening in the spring). This is about exploring new ways to practice engagement and the value of cross campus collaborations.
10:00-10:30 a.m. – OUTDOOR SCHOOL UPDATE – Susan Sahnow

Join us in Kidder 202, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., or join via livestream and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

Vice Provost Awards of Excellence

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

In this week’s issue:

Countdown to 2016 Extension Annual Conference: 2 weeks!

UABC EmpCenter Support

UABC is putting the finishing touches on our internal reorganization to combine our Accounting and Finance sections into a single Finance team. As part of this reorganization, EmpCenter support is being moved from our Human Resources section to our Finance section, to more closely align it with payroll processing. Effective November 1st, employees and supervisors in units served by UABC should direct EmpCenter questions and inquiries to the Accountant 1 on their CARE team (see your CARE team list). UABC HR will no longer be responding to EmpCenter timesheet questions and will be referring inquiries to an appropriate individual on UABC’s Finance-Payroll team. Your Accountant 1 will also be contacting you to resolve any EmpCenter timesheet exceptions or errors that need to be corrected prior to payroll processing. Watching for communications from your Accountant 1 and responding promptly, especially during the 10 day period prior to payday, will help us insure accurate and timely payment to employees.

If you or your employees have EmpCenter questions, an excellent resource is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the MyTime website: This FAQ is not only searchable, but also includes helpful links and screen shots to assist and guide users. If you don’t find what you are looking for in the FAQ, UABC is happy to assist with answers to questions, and to provide training as needed.

Please feel free to contact Janet Chenard (7-6816), Tiffany Gillis (7-3994), or Dee Wendler (7-4128) if you have any questions about this transition.

Additional UABC Session on the FLSA Final Rules and EmpCenter Processing RSVP Needed

The University Administrative Business Center will be offering a session on the FLSA final rules and EmpCenter processing for certain employees. Please see the announcement below. This session will be held on Monday, November 14th, 10:30-11:30, in the Johnson 102 Lounge of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The seating capacity for this room is 40. Please note that this session was not in the registration system.

For planning purposes, please RSVP as soon as possible by email to let Marcia Dickson ( know that you plan to attend this session.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released final rules updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These rules go into effect December 1, 2016, and will affect overtime eligibility and EmpCenter processing for certain employees. Please join UABC and representatives from the Office of Human Resources for an informational session to discuss the logistics and administrative changes associated with the new regulations.

Quarterly Conversation

A peek at the new OSU branding and logo refresh initiatives will be shared by Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing at the November 18 Quarterly Conversation. There will be opportunities for Q&A. In addition to Division updates, Kyle Cole, director of Precollege Programs and a member of the University Outreach and Engagement Council, will also be a guest sharing the unit’s outreach and engagement initiatives.

Join us!
November 18
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Kidder 202 or via livestream (session will also be recorded)

A Wealth Creation Approach to Economic Develompent

The program WealthWorks, that was developed between OSU Extension and Rural Development Initiatives, is discussed in an issue of Rural Connections.  The article by Mallory Rahe, Applied Economics, details rural wealth creation and looks at the successes and challenges of the program.

A link to the article can be found here.

Extension in the News

Extension officials work to educate younger students on healthy activities
The Argus Observer
October 26, 2016
Featuring Barbara Brody, Malheur County

Local wine grape growers welcome new academics
Ashland Daily Tidings
October 28, 2016
Featuring Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Oregon school lunch cooks learn to adapt
Statesman Journal
October 28, 2016
Featuring Food Hero

Taking aim at Scotch broom
Statesman Journal
October 28, 2016
Featuring Don Hoynacki, Marion County

In this week’s issue:

Updates from O&E Quarterly Conversation 

The video from the August 19th Quarterly conversation is not available yet, but in order to keep momentum on items discussed, below are some actionable items from the presentation:

Condolences: Family of Lamoine Savage

Long time 4-H judge, Lamoine Savage, passed away unexpectedly on August 9. He and his wife, Enid, had also been 4-H volunteers in Lane County.

A memorial service was held on Friday, August 19, 2pm, Garden Way Church, 231 N Garden Way, Eugene.

If you would like to send a card or note, they can be sent to:

Enid Savage
27942 Benson Rd.
Eugene, Or. 97402

Extension in the News

2016 Farwest Show announces presentation from Dr. Luisa Santamaria
Greenhouse Management Magazine
August 16, 2016
Featuring, Luisa Santamaria, NWREC

Weston Miller will also present at the 2016 Farwest Show
“Dig into Soil Health for Home Landscapes”

In this week’s issue:

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, 8/19/16

Friday, August 19th
9:00am to 10:30am
202 Kidder Hall

Social Media Virtual Summer School

Want to learn more about connecting with clientele through social media from the comfort of your office?

Check out the learning opportunities available to you this week.

On Monday, August 15th join Drs. Karen Jeannette and Brigitte Scott from Virgin Tech and the Military Families Learning Network to learn how YOU can use social media to extend the learning experience for your learners.

On Tuesday, August 16 join Mark Hagemeier, General Counsel for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to learn how to avoid potential career damage from social media activities!

On Wednesday, August 17 meet David Allen and Josh Paine from the University of Georgia Extension to learn how to use social media analytics in accountability, reporting and to support personal digital media scholarship.

On Thursday, August 18th join Richard Petty and Sam Thomas of The National Center for Aging and Disability and Independent Living Research Utilization at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Texas to discuss the need for inclusion and accessibility of digital media products for persons with disabilities.

For more information, go to:

Link to Register:

Extension in the News

Treasure Valley could become pumpkin seed powerhouse
Idaho Business Review
August 9, 2016
Featuring Malheur County Extension

In this week’s issue:

University Outreach and Engagement Strategic Plan

Keep your eyes open for information from Scott Reed regarding the roll out of the University Outreach and Engagement Strategic Plan. The August First Monday Update with detailed information will be hitting your inboxes today

Professional Development Fund Applications

To be considered for this quarter’s Professional Development Funds, applications must be received TODAY, Monday August 1st, by midnight. As a reminder, please note that for our application to be eligible, you must apply BEFORE the PD opportunity.

Applications for next quarter are due on November 1.

Professional Development Fund Criteria
Professional Development Fund Application

Irrigon Staff Moving

The staff at the Morrow County Extension SNAP-Ed office will be moving on Aug 8th to a new location:

Morrow Education Center
240 Columbia Lane
Irrigon, OR 97844
541-922-4004 (extension tbd)

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, 8/19/16

Friday, August 19th
9:00am to 10:30am
202 Kidder Hall

Extension in the News

Links to stories featuring Oregon State University Extension people and programs:

Camelina, quinoa studied as alternative crops in E. Oregon
Capital Press
July 26, 2016
Featuring: Bill Buhrig

Scales, tails and sails
Oregon Coast Today
July 26, 2016
Featuring: OSU Sea Grant and Lincoln County Extension Services

REAL Oregon
July 27, 2016
Featuring: Bill Buhrig (Audio)

Sold to the highest bidder
Curry Coastal Pilot
July 27, 2016
Featuring: Curry County 4-H

Reaching out, by extension
The Daily Astorian
July 20, 2016
Featuring: Clatsop County and Joyce Senior, Valerie Grant, Patrick Corcoran and Amanda Gladics.

Benny at the Linn County Fair

Thank you Michele Webster for sharing photos of Benny at the Linn County Fair!

If Benny has already been to your fair, please take the time to fill out the post fair survey to help us improve for next year.

Benny the Beaver at the Linn County Fair, July 2016
Benny the Beaver at the Linn County Fair, July 2016










Benny and Linn County Extension
Benny LOVES Extension!

















Benny the Beaver
Benny taking a break
Benny the Beaver on a Tractor at the Linn County Fair
Benny makes it look easy

In this week’s issue:

Save the Date: Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, 8/19/16

The Third Quarterly Conversation for 2016 will be held on Friday, August 19 from 9:00am until 10:30am.

Please join us in 202 Kidder Hall on campus or via the live video stream at

Beaver Decals available for purchase

Small (4″ x 2.25″) Beaver Decals are available for purchase through the Extension Promotional Item Order Form for $0.10 each.

When ordering promotional items from Extension Administration, please be certain that you are using the most up to date Order Form as items and pricing are updated frequently.

Kudos to 4-H Faculty and Staff

From 4-H…Growing and Thriving, By Pamela Rose, State 4-H Program Leader

Kudos to our 4-H members! We know we have amazing young people in our 4-H program. This story from the Benton County Democrat Herald just shows another great example of young people making a difference in the lives of others. Thanks Carolyn Ashton, for sharing this news story with us!

Speaking of terrific 4-H members, yesterday in Deschutes County, a 4-H member did something that has been done in Oregon in 11 years. A 4-H member received the 10-step Dad Potter award! If you are not familiar, this is the most elite 4-H Horse Award we recognize – it’s quite a feat, takes significant teamwork and dedication, and it’s pretty darn awesome! Kudos to Lauren Walley, Deschutes County 4-H member for this terrific accomplishment! Kudos also to her 4-H leader, Heather Zumwalt, and Karissa Dishon also shared with me that another Kudos goes to Candi Bothum who was the 4-H club leader who taught Heather how to ride. Kudos all around!

Kudos to the Engineering and Science Camp held in Ontario at the Four Rivers Community School (SMILE School) last week. Kudos to Barbara Brody for sharing this story with us that posted in the Malheur County Argus Observer. Thanks to your leadership in bringing all of these partners together for this event.

9 Reasons Why Being In 4-H Makes You A Better Person

News articles on the web have been quite depressing lately. Running across a positive news article reminds us of the great things happening in the world that we can be proud to know we’ve had a hand in creating.

A big thank you to Extension and 4-H Faculty and Staff for continuing to teach the future leaders to be better people.

9 Reasons Why Being In 4-H Makes You A Better Person

To add to the list of reasons why being in 4-H makes you a better person, please share it in the comments below.