In this week’s issue:

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence-Livestream

Watch the University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence LIVE today starting at 11:30am.

Top 10 Project presentations will being at 12:15pm.

live.oregonstate.edu

Also, follow University Outreach and Engagement today on Twitter: #OSUEngage

Open invitation: Visit EESC!

Colleagues:

Our Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) team appreciates the hospitality you show us when we have the opportunity to visit you at our offices and events around the state. We hope you have the same warm welcome when your work brings you to the Corvallis campus.

Next time you are in town, please know that you are welcome to stop by EESC as your schedule permits. We will be happy to give you a quick tour, meet and greet our team, and share what we’re currently working on. And we’d love to hear what’s going on in your communities and programs.

Where to find us:
422 Kerr Administration Building (corner of 15th and Jefferson; see map)
541-737-3311

No need to call ahead. Just stop by! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Jennifer Alexander, Director
For the EESC team

Spots still available for Innovate Extension

Have great ideas for Extension that are ‘outside of the box’? Interested in strengthening your creativity and innovation skills? Want to connect with like-minded peers? Want to receive coaching from innovation experts? Want a chance to win funding?

Plan to attend the INNOVATE Extension event: May 23rd in Corvallis.

The event is free, open to all Extension faculty/staff (and includes great swag), but space is limited to 100 participants.

SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! Deadline to sign up is 4/10.

Want to know more about Innovate Extension? Check out the FAQ for all the details or visit the event website: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/innovate/innovate-extension-event-details/

In this week’s issue:

Office of Research Integrity Forum: For Cascades and Extension

SAVE THE DATE!

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: Presentations and discussion from 9am-1pm; one-on-one consultations from 1pm-5pm
Catering: Lunch will be provided by the Research Office
Location: OSU Cascades Campus, Bend OR
Intended Audience: Cascades and Extension faculty, staff, and students involved in research
Content: Presenters from the Office of Research Integrity will provide updates related to:

  1. Upcoming transition to an electronic research administration system
  2. Export Controls
  3. Use of Drones
  4. Animal Care and Use
  5. Conflicts of Interest
  6. Research with Human Subjects

Presentations will be followed by an afternoon reserved for one-on-one or small group meetings to discuss your research projects and disclosures; training; student advising; or any other needs that faculty, staff, and students may have while we are on campus!

More details to follow later in the Spring.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference Registration Now Open!

This is Engagement:

Best Practices in community-engaged scholarship

Pre-Conference: September 24-25, 2017

Conference: September 26-27

Hosted by Auburn University

Registration is now open for the 2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama this fall. We invite you to join us on September 24-25 for pre-conference activities and workshops and September 26-27 for the 2017 ESC Conference.

This year’s conference is centered on the theme This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship.

We invite you to take advantage of early bird pricing by registering now. Special pricing includes an ESC member rate and a group discount for those attending with five or more colleagues from one institution. A conference attendee room rate has been secured at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.

EESC Express Survey

It went fast but the EESC Express has come into the station after the last show of the season. Now, we’d like to hear from you. Please take our survey – it takes less than five minutes. The window for taking it is until April 14, but why procrastinate? Take it now whether you watched or not. Your answers are anonymous. Just clink on this link: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5pyKMxkMSCNvKAZ

When you take the survey, let us know if you’d like to see us pull out of the station for another season.

To watch any of our eight shows, check out the recordings at our website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/eesc/eesc-express

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!  Outreach and engagement is an essential element of OSU’s land grant mission. Learn about 15 award-winning projects involving nine colleges and six campus units; many project teams include OSU students. The event is April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Lunch is $20. Register now.

Save the Date: Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations, May 19, 2017

Plan to attend the next O&E Quarterly Conversation on May 19, 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.

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.

OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Both events are free and open to the public.

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The CO. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” is a new event this year, hosted by the College of Education in conjunction with The CO. and SPARK, OSU’s year-long celebration of the arts and science. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon: Activities for K-12 students including a Muddy Creek project demonstration; SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences);StreamWebs; Art at Sea; and Storytime with Judy Li. Furman Hall.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Brownwyn Bevan of the University of Washington College of Education, who will deliver an interactive keynote presentation on makerspace research in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.
  • 2-5 p.m.: Activities for the OSU community, including an earthquake/tsunami activity station; an “interpret your research” competition for graduate students to demonstrate their dissertation or capstone projects through music, dance, painting or other art forms; and happy hour with Bevan. Furman Hall.
  • 5-9 p.m.: Activities for families and the community, including a COSIA activity station. Furman Hall.

Other activities include an arts and science geocaching quest throughout the OSU campus; panels to inspire women and girls to enter STEM fields, presented by the campus groups Women in Science and Women in Engineering; and a show focused on arts and science presented by the Corvallis Public Library. A full schedule of events is available online: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/sea-through-the-eyes-of-an-artist/.

At Saturday’s Maker Fair, attendees can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Visitors can also tie flies with OSU Fly Fishing, experience virtual reality gaming with Solid Fuel Studios, help build a Mars lander based on the actual Viking design plans with the Viking Mars Mission Preservation and Education Team, learn basic programming concepts with the OSU Open Source Lab, find out about the process of creating pigments with the Mobile Color Lab and more
.
The CO. is organized by a team of OSU faculty, staff, and students and professionals from the Corvallis area. Sponsors and partners for the 2017 event include HP, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU College of Education, OSU College of Forestry, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU Libraries and Press, and SPARK.

Registration information, a complete schedule, exhibitor list and additional details about the events are available on the event website, www.corvallismakerfair.org.

In this week’s issue:

Passing of Janet Starkey

With sadness we share the news that Janet Starkey, former 4-H state staff member, passed away from Parkinson’s disease at her Corvallis home on Saturday March 25, 2017. Janet managed the 4-H area of Oregon State Fair and other statewide 4-H events. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to:
Ed Starkey and family
825 SE Goodnight Ave
Corvallis, OR 97333

Student Job Posting: Benny the Beaver Handlers at the County Fairs

University Events is looking for OSU Students to assist Benny while he’s on his Oregon County Fair tour this summer. If you know an OSU Student who is looking for a fun job this summer, have them apply at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/40070

Student Outreach Assistant (Benny Assistant) position was posted 03/14/2017 and will close 04/14/2017. Stipulations are that they must be enrolled at Oregon State University and able to leave from, and return to Corvallis for each county fair trip.

Benny the Beaver Fair Advertising

University Events will be providing support for advertising Benny at your County Fair. In order to do so, they have requested that we provide them with:

  1. Allow plenty of time to complete any work and be concise and organized in each request.
  2. What size they need the artwork.  What needs to be said?  See him at the parade?  Any additional information that would be helpful.
  3. There is a web page with guidance, and the design will remain the same for this year.

Please contact Jill Wells if you have any questions.

OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Both events are free and open to the public.

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The CO. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” is a new event this year, hosted by the College of Education in conjunction with The CO. and SPARK, OSU’s year-long celebration of the arts and science. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon: Activities for K-12 students including a Muddy Creek project demonstration; SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences);StreamWebs; Art at Sea; and Storytime with Judy Li. Furman Hall.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Brownwyn Bevan of the University of Washington College of Education, who will deliver an interactive keynote presentation on makerspace research in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.
  • 2-5 p.m.: Activities for the OSU community, including an earthquake/tsunami activity station; an “interpret your research” competition for graduate students to demonstrate their dissertation or capstone projects through music, dance, painting or other art forms; and happy hour with Bevan. Furman Hall.
  • 5-9 p.m.: Activities for families and the community, including a COSIA activity station. Furman Hall.

Other activities include an arts and science geocaching quest throughout the OSU campus; panels to inspire women and girls to enter STEM fields, presented by the campus groups Women in Science and Women in Engineering; and a show focused on arts and science presented by the Corvallis Public Library. A full schedule of events is available online: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/sea-through-the-eyes-of-an-artist/.

At Saturday’s Maker Fair, attendees can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Visitors can also tie flies with OSU Fly Fishing, experience virtual reality gaming with Solid Fuel Studios, help build a Mars lander based on the actual Viking design plans with the Viking Mars Mission Preservation and Education Team, learn basic programming concepts with the OSU Open Source Lab, find out about the process of creating pigments with the Mobile Color Lab and more
.
The CO. is organized by a team of OSU faculty, staff, and students and professionals from the Corvallis area. Sponsors and partners for the 2017 event include HP, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU College of Education, OSU College of Forestry, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU Libraries and Press, and SPARK.

Registration information, a complete schedule, exhibitor list and additional details about the events are available on the event website, www.corvallismakerfair.org.

University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence celebration and luncheon

Outreach and engagement is an essential element of OSU’s land grant mission. Learn about 15 award-winning projects involving nine colleges and six campus units; many project teams include OSU students. The event is April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Lunch is $20. Register now.

Extension Professional Development Fund Applications

The next quarterly deadline for Extension Professional Development Funds is May 1st. Applications that will be considered must be submitted BEFORE the deadline and BEFORE the professional development opportunity.

Extension in the News

Spring break in Salem: 4-H students get close-up view of Capitol
Corvallis Gazette-Times
March 29, 2017
Featuring: Mario Magaña Álvarez as well as Benton and Linn County 4-H

Tree School boasts record numbers this year
The News Review
April 2, 2017
Featuring Alicia Jones, Douglas County Extension

In this week’s issue:

Registration is now open for Innovate Extension

Have great ideas for Extension that are ‘outside of the box’? Interested in strengthening your creativity and innovation skills? Want to connect with like-minded peers? Want to receive coaching from innovation experts? Want a chance to win funding?

Plan to attend the INNOVATE Extension event: May 23rd in Corvallis.

The event is free, open to all Extension faculty/staff (and includes great swag), but space is limited to 100 participants.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Deadline to sign up is 4/10.

Want to know more about Innovate Extension? Check out the FAQ for all the details or visit the event website: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/innovate/innovate-extension-event-details/

Save the Date for the Outreach and Engagement Awards Celebration

April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Join colleagues from across OSU as they receive Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Awards of Excellence. Ignite-style presentations will feature ten exceptional, award-winning outreach and engagement projects. Five additional projects will receive honorable mention recognition. The outstanding projects were selected from a pool of almost 60 nominations. Registration opens this week for the awards celebration and luncheon.

OSU Agriculture amongst the top in the world

According to Agri Marketing Magazine, Oregon State University is ranked as the 13th Best Agricultural College in the World. Look at their complete list here.

Congratulations OSU College of Agriculture.

Extension in the News

Residents give input to committee
The Argus Observer
March 17, 2017
Featuring Malheur County Extension

In this week’s issue:

Condolences: Jane Capizzi and Amy Peters  

It is with sadness we share the passing of E. Jane Capizzi and Amy Peters.

E. Jane Capizzi, retired 4-H faculty,  passed away on Feb. 25 in Corvallis. Jane was a 4-H agent in Douglas County, and also served as a 4-H leader and later as coordinator for the OSU state 4-H International Foreign Youth Exchange program in Corvallis.

A memorial service was held on March 12 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis.

Amy Peters, Ag Extension Faculty in Coos County, passed away on March 3rd 2017 at her home in Myrtle Point Oregon.

Her service will be held at the Pavilion located at the Myrtle Point Fair grounds on March 25th 2017, at 2pm. Pastor Lloyd Pounds of the First Christian Church, where she regularly attended, will be officiating.

Outdoor Summit Postponed

The Outdoor Summit has been postponed to allow for more planning time. More information to come.

Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: Save the Date

The Vice Provost Awards for Excellence Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 17 at CH2M Hill on the Oregon State main Campus.

Spring O&E Magazine is now available

The spring 2017 edition of O&E magazine is available in print and online. The publication also will appear in the spring edition of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine, which mails in early April. Copies of O&E will be mailed to each Extension office and Agriculture Experiment Stations. Applied research is the publication’s theme and include stories about engaging coastal communities in wave energy development; better-fed honeybees fight off harmful effects of parasite; 30-day lifestyle intervention lowers risk factors for chronic disease; and Cattle spend limited time in streams. Readers are also encouraged to download the Extension free book on “Coping with Caregiving: How to Manage Stress When Caring for the Elderly.

Share the publication with stakeholders, community partners and learners. Contact Jill Wells (jill.wells@oregonstate.edu) or Ann Marie Murphy (annmarie.murphy@oregonstate.edu) for copies.

Chick Cam

The Clatsop County Chick Cam is LIVE!

The chicks were expected to hatch today, March 13, but an early bird hatched yesterday and it appears she has been joined by a sibling already.

To watch the rest of chicks hatch, go to http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clatsop/ 

OSU begins live stream of chick hatching

Extension in the News

Wallowa County’s emerging food movement is apparent at the FEAST gathering
Wallowa County Chieftain
March 8, 2017
Featuring Ann Bloom, Wallowa County Extension

Teens as Teachers 4-H program opportunity
Tillamook Headlight Herald
March 10, 2017
Featuring: Jessica Linnell, Tillamook County Extension

In this week’s issue:

Save the Date: Oregon Outdoor Summit, April 17 & 18, 2017

Oregon Outdoor Summit:
The Sporting & Recreation Economy

SAVE THE DATE!
April 17 & 18,* 2017
CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Corvallis, Oregon

Keynote Speakers: Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors, and Luis Benitez, Colorado Recreation Industry Office

Should you attend? Are you interested in developing, influencing access to, or building products for the outdoor and recreation economy?

Produced by OSU University Outreach and Engagement

April 17 – Features keynote speaker Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors; introduction to Oregon’s 10-year vision for outdoor recreation; city and region successes and lessons learned; community engagement modeling; and exceptional OSU community outreach and engagement projects.

*April 18 – Features keynote speaker Luis Benitez, Colorado Recreation Industry Office and regional working groups. Participation in working groups is by invitation only.

For more information and to register: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/summit17

Sponsored by Travel Oregon

Oregon Outdoor Summit Save the Date Card

Daniel Leavell and his partners for securing a USDA Joint Chiefs Grant

Congratulations to OSU Extension Faculty Daniel Leavell and his partners for securing a USDA Joint Chiefs Grant for their Lake County Landscape Restoration Project.

From the USDA Website:

North Warner Multi-Ownership Forest Health Project (Freemont-Winema National Forest)

The North Warner Landscape covers 410,000 acres where private landowners and agencies are working across ownership boundaries to promote forest health and fire resiliency. This unique landscape contains extensive stands of old legacy ponderosa pine intermixed with aspen and meadows, with greater sage grouse focal habitat adjacent to the north and east. The landscape is at a severe risk of uncharacteristically intense disturbance due to heavy fuel loading and stand densities which would result in loss of old legacy ponderosa pine and greater sage grouse focal habitat. USDA and its partners will use project funding for forest health treatments through commercial harvest, small tree thinning, and slash treatments on federal and private lands.

Partners Include: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Lakeview Stewardship Group, Klamath Lake Forest Health Partnership, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, private landowners, Oregon State University Extension, Lake Country Watershed Council, Lake County Commissioners, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Soil and Water Conservation, Collins Pine, Lake County Resources Initiative, Mule Deer Foundation, Ruby Mitigation Funds.

Press Release.

Vice Provost Awards of Excellence: Deadline TODAY at 5pm

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 5:00pm TODAY, 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:

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 kym.pokorny@oregonstate.edu

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 http://live.oregonstate.edu/ 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:

Outdoor School Informational Conversation: WebX Meeting

Today is the last Outdoor School Information Conversation WebX webinar. This will be an opportunity to find out what we are doing to prepare for Outdoor School and to ask questions. 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 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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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.

THE Toolbox

THE Toolbox: Teaching Hybrid in Extension webinar recording is now available for viewing. Find out about this new set of tools to help you create a hybrid learning experience for your clients.

Extension Website Timeline Extended & Project Updates

Project timeline
In consultation with Extension administration, we have adjusted the timeline for Phase 1 milestones from late January to late March 2017. Project work continues at full throttle, to enable delivery of an excellent new user-focused, data-informed web presence and initial content strategy, as planned.

Not sure what this means for your site? Review the FAQs.

Content audit
We audited content on the main OSU Extension website — and identified and prioritized content for Phase 1 based on the project’s guiding criteria.

People/locations directory
We’ve made good progress toward priority features for the people/locations directory. Thanks to Denise Ashley for partnering with us on the current data while we develop the new directory. As usual, please send any updates for the Find Us faculty and staff directory to Denise Ashley.

What’s next

  • Continue development work on priority features, including the people/locations directory.
  • Continue development of initial user-friendly tags/categories.
  • Design initial wireframes for page layouts. We will share examples and mockups in the coming weeks.

Questions?
Please contact the project team. Your feedback will help us improve our communication plan and the project blog, especially the FAQs.

HAPPY PI DAY!!!

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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.

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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!

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CLATSOP COUNTY CHICK CAM!!!

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.

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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

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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.

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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 jill.wells@oregonstate.edu 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.

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Become a Twitter Phenom with eXtension

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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.

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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

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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

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In this week’s issue:

 

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation

Join us for an important discussion about the future of learning ecosystems and what it means to outreach and engagement work at Oregon State.

QUARTERLY CONVERSATION

February 19, 8:30-10 a.m.

Kidder 202 and livestream http://live.oregonstate.edu/

 

“This is a chance to explore where we will be in five to ten years.” Dave King

We’ll start with a short leadership update followed by a presentation on Unizin, a higher education consortium for advanced digital education to which OSU belongs. There will be time for your questions (if you are viewing remotely, please use live chat).

Dave King, Associate Provost of Educational Outreach (Ecampus, PACE, EESC, Summer Session, Open Oregon State) and Lois Brooks, Vice Provost and CIO, are hosting Amin Qazi, CEO of Unizin.

The future of education is going to be focused on using digital technology to engage more people who are in need of information – information that leads to solutions.

Extension, Extended Campus, and PACE are all headed in this direction. Our unified goal is to scale, or multiply, our understanding of face-to-face learning in order to engage larger audiences with the same success we have had in classrooms and workshops for decades.

At OSU, the foundation of our ongoing effort in this direction is going to be the Learn@OregonState learning ecosystem. And that learning ecosystem will be driven by our involvement in the new national consortium called Unizin.

At the Quarterly Conversation, we will have a chance to talk with the people who will be building the consortium and discuss what it means to Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State. This is a chance to explore where we will be in five to ten years.

What will it mean to you?

What will it do for your work?

How will it enhance your ability to promote learner success?

What content sources will be available?

What analytics will you be able to use to develop the learning opportunities you provide?

When and where can you get started?

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Returning to a Station Near You – The EESC Express

Our Webex monthly talk show featuring

  • Pithy conversations
  • Cool hosts & guests
  • New ideas on communication, learning technology, & publishing
  • Presentations & demos

The next EESC/Express leaves the station Thursday, February 18th from 10-10:30am

Hop aboard!

  • EESC Publishing Leader Jim Sloan will present “Inside e-Books” — a look into why the EESC is increasing its offerings for mobile devices and how you can write and plan your publication so that it works effectively in this format.  Then we’ll give you a whirlwind tour of another option that transforms your publications into exciting multimedia interactive apps. Join us!

 

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=m8adf373d0e7e4036e5fd886f07d47928

Meeting number: 929 218 967

 

Brought to you every 3rd Thursday at 10 a.m.

by Extension and Experiment Station Communications

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Seeking Nominations for 2016 Alberta B. Johnston Awards

Extension Administration is seeking nominations for two Alberta B. Johnston awards. Nominations are due by February 17, submit nominations by email to Jackie.Russell@oregonstate.edu. For nomination criteria and information see attached information or online.

Alberta Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education
Award: The recipient will receive $1,000, awarded at the annual Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost’s Awards Luncheon on April 12th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
Eligibility: Nominees must be currently employed as an Extension faculty, specialist, or educational program assistant.

Alberta Johnston Award for Extension Leadership
Award: The recipient will receive $1,000, awarded at the annual Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost’s Awards Luncheon on April 12th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
Eligibility: Nominees must have been an administrator or providing educational leadership (or a combination of the two) for at least three consecutive years in the OSU Extension Service. Eligible positions include, but are not limited to, faculty, specialists, program leader, unit leader, department head, administration, assistant/associate director, or director.

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2016 Vice Provost Awards of Excellence Nominations Sought – Submission deadline is February 17

On April 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, faculty and staff will be recognized for outstanding contributions that significantly advance the university’s mission of outreach and engagement.

Save the date for the event and more importantly right now, nominate peers across the university and/or yourself for exceptional outreach and engagement work. Winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index, recognition and a commemorative plaque.

VICE PROVOST AWARDS

Service – significant service by an individual to the institution, the profession, or the public
Strategic Impact – significant accomplishments by an individual or team in a program or project relevant to the signature areas of the OSU Strategic Plan
Program Support – Classified staff or professional faculty that have furthered the mission of outreach and engagement by going above and beyond their job expectations
Innovation – Candidates that have pioneered a new innovative approach to the design or execution of (1) online credit-based teaching; (2) online non-credit teaching; (3) partnerships with other public or private organizations or individuals; or (4) open educational resources
Diversity – accomplishments by an individual or team in achieving organizational changes that support diversity, pluralism and innovation in programs that enhance the outreach and engagement mission of the university

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County or Program Methods of Communication

Do you have a newsletter or other similar communication that you send out to your supporters to keep them informed? If you’re willing to share your communications, please input your subscription information in this google doc.

Also, we would like to update our Social Media listing.  If you have a facebook page, twitter account, instagram, or any other method of reaching out to the people in your county or program area, please include that in the second tab of the google doc.

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Oregon State sees its future far beyond Corvallis

Article in the Oregonian highlighting how Oregon State University reaches the whole state.

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