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 https://learn.extension.org/events/2621.
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.