In this week’s issue:

Happy 100th Birthday to Andy Landforce

On February 7th, retired Extension faculty Andy Landforce will celebrate his 100th Birthday! He would love to hear from former colleagues and friends.

Andy Landforce

To wish him a wonderful birthday, please send cards to:
Andy Landforce
4010 SW West Hills Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97330

If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet Andy, you can learn more about him thanks to The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project.

He also talks about working at OSU Extension.

Retirement Reception for Dr. Lyla Houglum, Friday, Feb. 10, 3:30 pm

We would like to invite you to the retirement reception honoring Dr. Lyla Houglum, professor and former Dean and Director of the OSU Extension Service.

Friday February 10, 2017
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. program
Memorial Union 104 Journey Room

Lyla Houglum

Lyla Houglum has served the State of Oregon and Oregon State University since 1985 as an Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Extension Associate Director for Counties, Dean & Director of OSU Extension, Director of Special Initiatives, and Executive Director of the Western Extension Directors Association. Dr. Houglum is recognized by colleagues across the nation as a leader who has developed a state, regional, and national reputation. Lyla has served Extension clientele and led Extension programs for nearly 39 years. Prior to coming to Oregon State University she worked in Montana as a County Extension Agent.

Cards may be sent to OSU Extension Administration, Jackie Russell, 101 Ballard Hall, Corvallis, OR 9733

Tillamook New Address

The Tillamook County Extension Service and Open Campus have moved!

The new address/location is:
4506 3rd Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

They can all be reached at 503-842-3433.

Beaver Tales Exhibit Information

Beaver Tales Environmental Art & Science show, a SPARK event, arose out of a partnership with the Wetlands Conservancy and others. The art installation is is at LaSells Stewart Center and is open to the public. There will be a series of science presentations tailored to general audiences and a public reception to celebrate the show on Feb 9th.

The events of the day include:

5pm-5:45 several art/science presentations on research and the natural history of the beaver, including:

All presentations will be brief and aimed at a general audience.

Scientific posters will also be on display showcasing some of the work conducted by OSU, the USFS, and others. Information tables will be provided by some groups as well.

5:45-6:30 Frances Backhouse will offer a talk based on her research and writing that appeared in her award-winning book, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/. Grass Roots books will be on hand to sell her books and assist with signings.

Margo Greeve, author and illustrator of the children’s book Oregon’s Special Animals will be on hand to sell her book. Her beaver illustrations are also displayed in the show. Sales of the books and some cards will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy.

6:30-8:30 Public Reception to celebrate the art, the science, and the people who made it possible.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES.

The art exhibit will be up in the Guistina Gallery, in the LaSells Stewart Center (across from Reser Stadium) from Feb 1-28.

A related event will take place on Feb 25 when the Greenbelt Land Trust hosts a Beaver Walk from 9am-noon at Bald Hill. More info is available at the reception and here: http://greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/beavers-wetlands-walk/

The exhibit at OSU and related events this month are a part of SPARK – OSU’s Year of Arts+Science, http://spark.oregonstate.edu/.

A Facebook event for the reception is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/288219964927638/

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.

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, February 17

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 http://live.oregonstate.edu/ and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

Extension in the News

Girls who code: Gold Beach Club aims to close gender gap in tech world
Curry Coastal Pilot
February 3, 2017
Featuring Brianna Wallace, Curry County

In this week’s issue:

Outdoor School Informational Conversation: WebX Meeting

Below are the dates for the upcoming WebX webinar. This will be an opportunity to find out what we are doing to prepare for Outdoor School and to ask questions. Three webinar options are offered to allow maximum participation (you need only attend one webinar). Links to documents that may be of help are listed below. We’re in early stages of program planning. The information in this webinar will cover; where we’re at and plans for moving forward. Have your questions ready.

Monday, January 23, 10:30am-11:30pm
Tuesday, January 24, 1-2:00pm
Monday, January 30, 3-4:00pm

Agenda
Background on the Outdoor School Program
Progress to date
Timeline for ODS implementation
Outdoor School Webpage
How can you be involved?
Questions

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JOIN BY PHONE

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Can’t join the meeting? Contact support here:

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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.

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, February 17

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 http://live.oregonstate.edu/ and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

New Extension Hybrid Teaching Toolbox Available (and Intro Webinar!)

Introducing a new online tool to help you build hybrid teaching into your Extension educational programming: the Teaching Hybrid in Extension Toolbox (THE Toolbox.)

Hybrid teaching brings together the best of both worlds in combining online activities with on-site classroom learning. It’s a very attractive format to our clients who increasingly prefer to find information online, and struggle to fit hours and hours of traditional classroom-based courses into their busy schedules. And hybrid teaching offers greater efficiency and capacity for you, the educator.

Join us as we offer a quick tour of THE Toolbox, a newly developed self-paced Canvas course aimed specifically at Extension educators. Along the way, we’ll review some of the basic principles of hybrid learning, introduce you to Canvas–OSU’s learning management system, demonstrate an Extension template for Canvas, and let you hear first-hand from OSU Extension faculty who have successfully created and delivered hybrid courses. And, there will be plenty of time for your questions.

Join your hosts Jeff Hino, Extension Learning Technology Leader, and Cub Kahn, coordinator of the Hybrid Course Initiative in the OSU Center for Teaching and Learning for this 60-minute Webex webinar on Wednesday, January 25th, at 2pm PST. To join the webinar, click on:

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/e.php?MTID=m3d813c0054b2085a44ab795e14b639e3

County Informational Pullsheets

In efforts to tell the story of Extension prom the unique perspective of individual Oregon counties, County Informational Pullsheets are being created that cater to each county. The pullsheets will look similar in design, but highlight the unique characteristics of each county.

The following is needed to help build a county pullsheet:

  • Photo of what is unmistakably Curry (Top commodity in the county, community pride, county landmark, etc.)
  • County Leader Photo.
  • Quote from County Leader.
  • Short 1-2 sentence blurbs for the back page describing various county areas of local expertise. (7-8 blurbs, 9 if space allows)

Look to Clatsop County and Umatilla County as examples.

Please contact Jill Wells to start creating your county pullsheet.

Learning Opportunity from the Center for Learning & Organizational Development

The Center for Learning & Organizational Development announces a training opportunity for OSU managers, supervisors, and others in leadership positions entitled “Fierce Conversations.”

“Fierce Conversations” is a program designed to promote productive dialogue that resolves tough challenges, enriches relationships, and provokes learning. The program is presented by the OSU Center for Learning & Organizational Development. The cost to your department to attend is $150 charged to your department index. This amount is to cover materials. fierce-flyer

“Fierce Conversations” was developed by Fierce, Inc. and has been a catalyst for building capacity that ignites:

  • Individual and organizational performance
  • Action
  • Execution
  • Alignment
  • Collaboration
  • Effectiveness
  • Results

Participants are expected to attend all three sessions held at the Memorial Union, Room 211. Dates of the sessions are:

  1. February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) 8:00-5:00 (ALL DAY)
  2. February 27, 2017 (Monday) 8:00-Noon (HALF DAY)
  3. March 1, 2017 (Wednesday) 8:00-Noon (HALF DAY)

To learn more about this program and to register, please review the attached flyer. The flyer includes a link to the registration form or click http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eDP6zyL80V11M6p to register.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 17th.

 

In this week’s issue:

Congratulations to Jennifer Alexander

Jennifer and her husband, Brian, welcomed Nathan Jay at 4:34pm on Monday, November 21st (on Daddy’s birthday)! He was 8 pounds, 10 oz, and 23 inches long.

4-H and FCH Spring Conference Request For Proposals: DUE 12/16/16

The 2017 4-H and FCH Spring Conference planning is underway, and it is now time to submit proposals for the peer reviewed sessions. Further information:

All submissions MUST include the Proposal Application Document, and a SEPARATE document containing your proposal and WITHOUT presenter identifying information. The proposal document should have no instructor information, and be saved as the name of the presentation.

If you have any questions about this process, or would like more information please feel free to contact me.

Submissions Due by 12/16/16

All presenters will be notified of acceptance or decline by 1/13/16

November 18th Quarterly Conversations Recording

The November 18 Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation is now available to view online. The conversation featured an update from Scott Reed and Lindsey Shirley (Lindsey shared the results of the What is Extension exercise from the Extension conference), new OSU brand discussion from Steve Clark and Melody Oldfield, and suggestions on how Precollege Programs and Extension can work together by Kyle Cole.

Strategic Plan Spanish Translations

Spanish translations are now available online for the Outreach and Engagement Strategic Plan Overview and Flyer.

Website Contacts Identified, Thanks! (OSU Extension Web Upgrade Update)

The project team continues to make good progress on several Phase 1 milestones in the OSU Extension web upgrade project.

Identify/confirm contacts
Site managers and decision makers have been identified for each site. We appreciate your help!

Features & functions
In our last post, you learned we identified and prioritized features for development during Phase 1. We have started development on selected features, starting with the people/locations directory.

Content strategy
On the “Learn with us” page on the project blog, we’ve added additional resources we’ve found useful in exploring, understanding, and applying content strategy. We invite you to learn alongside the project team. Check these out, and let us know your thoughts!

What’s next

  • Continue to develop Phase 1 features.
  • Continue to identify initial user-friendly tags/categories.
  • Continue to audit and prioritize content for main OSU Extension site, Phase 1.

Learn more
Visit the OSU Extension web upgrade project blog for more project details. Please contact the project team with any questions. Your feedback will help us improve our communication plan and the project blog, especially the FAQs.

Extension in the News

Hermiston Farm Fair blossoms at EOTEC
Capital Press
December 1, 21016

State scores coup with 2017 International Master Gardener Conference
The News-Review
December 2, 2016

In this week’s issue:

Countdown to 2016 Extension Annual Conference: BEGINS TODAY!

2016 Extension Annual Conference November 14-17

The 2016 Extension Annual Conference begins today at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Main Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis. Extension Administration will be minimally staffed this week due to assisting with the logistics of the Conference.

Follow OSU Outreach and Engagement on Social Media for up to date reports from the 2016 Extension Annual Conference.

Facebook: @OregonStOandE
Twitter: @OregonStOandE

Tag us in your posts and photos with the conference tag: #ExAC16

If you’re not able to join us, check the Facebook page for live video feeds of action at the conference.

O&E Quarterly Conversation, November 18th

OSU’s branding initiative and its impact on University Outreach and Engagement and collaboration opportunities with Precollege programs are the major topics of conversation at the November 18 Quarterly Conversation.

Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing will give us a look at the brand positioning work being done for OSU, and which will be rolled out beginning in first quarter 2017. Outreach and Engagement will be leveraging that work in 2017.

Kyle Cole, director of Precollege Programs and member of the O&E Council, will talk about the program’s outreach and engagement efforts and opportunities to work together.

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

EESC Express

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EESC Express rolls into the station Thursday with 30 minutes of ideas for communication, teaching and working differently. This week learn how to best use Ask an Expert; how to size photos (and about pixels); and a bonus tip on creating project proposals.

Join us on Webex on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Webex meeting number: 923 363 138

Questions? Contact Jeff Hino jeff.hino@oregonstate.edu

Brought to you every 3rd Thursday at 10 a.m. by Extension and Experiment Station Communications

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CORRECTION – Defrees Family

In the last issue of ConnEXTions the Defrees family was cited incorrectly.

The Defrees family who won the award live in Sumpter, Oregon. Their daughter’s name is Dallas.

Outreach and Engagement 1st Monday Update – November 2016

If you missed the November 1st Monday Update, it can be viewed here.

Thank you to Maggie Livesay and Brad Withrow-Robinson for hosting Scott. He is hopeful to be able to visit more offices in the future.  If you’re interesting in hosting a 1st Monday Update, contact Jill Wells in Extension Administration.

Also, take some time to read the blog posts featured in this month’s update: