In this week’s issue:
Register for Extension Conference by November 13th!
You are invited to the 2015 Extension Conference
December 7-10, 2015
Information on the conference and keynote speaker, Mark Platten, can all be found on Extension’s Conferences & Events page.
The cost of this year’s conference is only $30, which includes attendance at all sessions and tours, daily coffee breaks, 4 lunches and one breakfast. There are additional charges for the All-Extension BBQ, hosted by OSEUA and ESP ($26) the OSUEA Cooperator, 4-H Hall of Fame and Friends of Extension Banquet ($39), the Extension Annual Conference Bowling Night ($5 to eat and $7 to bowl), and the OSUEA Awards Breakfast ($13).
Please make an effort to attend the 2015 Extension Annual Conference, and the many special events that bring us together to network, learn and celebrate the successes and support of our colleagues and friends. We’ve made a sincere effort to include sessions that are of interest to a broad cross-section of Extension faculty and staff. We hope you can find the time to come together and join us!
How to Register
Registration is open now through November 13, 2015. Registration is through Ideal Logic, hosted by the PACE (Professional and Continuing Education) office. This is the same registration system we used for the 2014 conference, but if you do not already have an Ideal Logic account, you will need to answer a few questions to set one up. We suggest using Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox as your web browser for the registration system. Other internet browsers can be used but they may slow down the registration process. You can see what sessions are available before logging into Ideal Logic here. More in depth descriptions will be displayed in the Ideal Logic registration system.
The registration system will allow you to choose all four days of the conference or select certain dates that you want to attend. Once you select a session the box will turn green to note the selection. If it does not turn green, then the session has not been processed. Please make sure the box is green before you continue on your registration.
Please Note: Before you submit your registration, please make sure to review the sessions on the “Review” tab to make sure the sessions that you wish to attend have been selected.
Once you have submitted your registration and payment option, a registration confirmation will be emailed to you.
After you have submitted your registration, if you would like to make any adjustments to your registration such as switching sessions or changing your food options after your initial registration, please email Pam Hoene (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kim Tarrant (email@example.com) directly.
A few things to remember:
- Make lodging reservation and be sure to mention you need the OSU or government rate.
- Extension Admin will cover round trip mileage for one vehicle per county for the event (not per day).
- Please wear your orange Extension name badge. Order name badges through your office manager if needed.
Information on parking
As some of you may be aware, OSU has moved to a zonal parking system. Information on the zonal parking and how to purchase permits (can be done ahead of time online!) can be found here and general information about parking can be found here.
Internships with the OSU Extension Service – Summary
Roger Rennekamp shared a summary of the number of students from around the world who held internships for which an Extension faculty member from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences served as the preceptor. In all, Extension faculty from PHHS (4-H and FCH) hosted 78 students during the last academic year. Here is a breakdown of students by institution they attend.
31 Oregon State University
25 Oregon Health and Science University/Oregon Institute of Technology
3 Portland State University
2 Eastern Oregon University
2 Pacific University
2 Western Washington University
2 High School
1 Klamath Community College
1 Hillsdale University
1 Marywood College
1 East Stroudsburg University
1 Eastern Michigan University
1 Abilene Christian University
1 Linfield College
1 Bastyr University
1 University of Moscow
1 University Episcopal Haiti
A breakdown by major is as follows.
19 Public Health/Community Health
2 Human Development and Family Sciences
1 Chemical Engineering
1 Culinary Arts
1 Environmental Sciences
1 Agricultural Marketing
Portland hosts 1150 4-H professionals
Kudos to the Oregon 4-H staff who are about to embark on hosting the 2015 NAE4-HA Conference in Portland this weekend! Many of our staff have worked countless hours to make this event a very special, educational, and memorable experience for the 1150 conference attendees. I would also like to thank and recognize the Regional Administrators, work colleagues, support staff, significant others, and families who have given of their time, support and patience so our 4-H staff could meet their obligations for this event. Kudos and thank you to all of you! I am extremely proud of all of our staff and we haven’t even started our event!
A special Kudos goes to Virginia Bourdeau who has been critical to the operations of this event! Her attention to detail and experience in understanding the needs of the NAE4-HA association and membership has been key to our success. Thank you, Virginia!
Reminder: PACE Accepting Enrollment Forms for online enrollment system
A reminder to all County Extension Offices that we are currently accepting your Enrollment Form for your workshops or events that you would like to test through OSU Professional and Continuing Education’s (PACE) online enrollment system. Each county can submit one event or workshop for this first testing period.
Please click the following link https://pace.oregonstate.edu/extension-enrollment-form for the Enrollment form.
We will then follow up with you within five to seven business days to confirm the information with you and start working on it. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Dredge at PACE: firstname.lastname@example.org 541-737-4197.
Happy Halloween – Could Extension Employees Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?
It’s that time of year for ghouls, goblins, monsters and ZOMBIES! If you’re a fan of zombie shows and movies you’ll know how difficult it is for characters to not only survive hordes of flesh-eating undead, but also surviving living without modern amenities.
However, if you think about all of the programs that OSU Extension offers Oregonians, there is a wealth of information to help anyone survive…as long as a zombie doesn’t snack on their brains.
What valuable Extension skill should we all know to strengthen the odds of surviving? What classes do you provide in your region that would aid in basic survival skills? What Extension Catalog item should we own to reference when we can no longer google what we need to know?
Please leave a comment about how your program can help us humans survive the zombie apocalypse. Also, what would be your zombie brain-bashing weapon of choice? Bonus points if it’s program related.
(Entertainment purposes only. Extension does not condone violence.)