In this week’s issue:

International Master Gardener Conference a Huge Hit

July 7-17, the OSU Extension Master Gardener faculty, staff, and volunteers hosted 1,297 people from across the United States, Canada and South Korea at the International Master Gardener Conference in Portland, Oregon. Planning for this event began all the way back in 2012, when we submitted our bid to host. After five long years of planning thousands of details, we had one huge, fun party across 10 days (including pre-tours and post-tours). We shared Oregon’s best with others across the nation (and beyond!), and learned from experts we would not otherwise be able to bring to Oregon.

This conference set the record for the largest International Master Gardener Conference, ever, and yielded many positive comments and compliments from our visitors from across the United States. Preliminary evaluations (~400 people responding, thus far) rate the overall conference as 4.6 stars (out of 5.0). The conference venue (4.72), registration (4.63, managed by OSU Conference Services), keynote sessions (4.59), and conference newsletters (4.57) also received high marks.

Dr. Won-Suk Lee, Coordinator of the Master Gardener Program for the Byeonggido Agricultural Research & Extension Services, was the sole Korean participant at the 2017 IMGC. South Korea initiated its Master Gardener Program 5 years ago. It is a government-run initiative with training and service requirements much like those in the U.S. As of today, there are 500 Korean Master Gardeners.

Dr. Tom Bewick, National Program Leader for Horticulture at the USDA, also joined the party. He was on hand to deliver opening remarks, and to help award the International Search for Excellence awards. Dr. Bewick ended up actively participating in the conference, July 11-13, because he was having such a great time meeting with and mingling with Master Gardener faculty and staff, from all over.

Oregon was honored with FOUR International Search for Excellence Awards (Marion County, 1st place, Research; Clackamas County, 1st place, Workshop; Wasco County, 3rd place, Special Needs; Lincoln County, 3rd place, Youth). To read the short write-up about each awarded project, click here.

Key OSU Extension personnel involved in this Herculean effort include: Gail Langellotto (conference chair); Amy Jo Detweiler (speakers’ chair); Carrie Smith (speakers’ committee); Toni Stephan (speakers’ committee), Signe Danler (registration committee), and Donita Godwin (newsletters) ~ as well as many, many committed Master Gardener volunteers. Participating as speakers were: Weston Miller, Amy Garrett, Ramesh Sagilli, Heather Stoven, Neil Bell, Bernadine Strik, James Cassidy, and Master Gardener volunteers Patricia Kolling and Harry Olsen. Jordis Yost, Pami Monette, Kym Pokorny, and Patty Driscoll led some of the 18 tours that spanned out across the state ~ from Astoria to Crater Lake, and every place in between. Master Gardeners in Douglas County, Lincoln County, Tillamook County, Wasco County, Hood River County, Multnomah County, and Deschutes County welcomed us into their community and demonstration gardens.

Sponsors included the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU Department of Horticulture, 21 Master Gardener Associations, and 10 Master Gardener volunteers and their families.

This event was truly a celebration of OSU Extension and the Master Gardener Program, and we thank all who were involved.

By the Numbers

1,294 registrations (3 countries, 46 states; 4 Canadian provinces);
18 tour with nearly 700 sign-ups;
48 presentations (3 keynote speakers and 45 breakout classes);
39 sponsors;
Over 100 volunteers;
50 trade show vendors;
3 meals
5 snack breaks
17 decorated bicycles ~ each representing the unique nature of a local Oregon Master Gardener Program; and
26 Search for Excellence awards.

Conference Photos:

Congratulations to Patricia Dawson: National Extension Diversity Award

Patricia Dawson is the recipient of the 2017 National Extension Diversity Award from ECOP. She will be honored at the APLU meeting.

Congratulations Patricia!

Branding Update

Finding Extension Logos

You can find links to logos in the “For Employees” section of the Extension website (same place they have always been!).

  • On the Extension homepage, select “For Employees” from the top menu and then “Employee Resources” in the dropdown menu.
  • Next click on “Marketing Tools” and then “Logos” in the right navigation bar. There, you will see the link to companion logos. Clicking this link opens the “Extension and AES” Box.

o The “Extension and AES” Box is the one-stop-shop for brand assets specific to University Outreach & Engagement, OSU Extension, and Ag Experiment Station.

o In this Box, there are three “pages” of unit folders. You can sort by name, and also use the pager arrows (upper right next to the Download button) to move to the next page.

o Each folder has logos in .png and .eps formats. Open the .eps logo folder and the logo art sheet to view logo color options and file names.

Tip: You can also use the “favorites” feature in Box for quick access to your commonly used files and folders. Here’s a short video from our friends at URM.

Please review the OSU brand guidelines before using the logo.

If you need assistance, please contact Ann Marie Murphy at or by calling 541-737-1327.

OSU Social Media Avatar and Picture

Do you manage an OSU-affiliated social media site? New brand guidelines ask us to use the OSU crest with the grey background for University Outreach and Engagement and OSU Extension. Look for the “Download Social Avatars” link at:

If you need assistance, please contact Ann Marie Murphy at or by calling 541-737-1327.

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

In this new online course, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the challenges of leading and working in culturally diverse teams, as well as the skills needed to maximize and elevate your team to new levels of success.

Go to for more information.

Extension in the News

Seniors find relief in “Walk with Ease” program
The Curry Pilot
July 18, 2017
Featuring: Curry County Extension

‘Try again’: youths put STEM skills to test building 2-wheeled kit vehicles at the library
The Argus Observer
July 20, 2017
Featuring: Barbara Brody, Malheur County

In this week’s issue:

OES Assistant Director – Outdoor School Program Leader Feedback

Feedback forms for the OES Assistant Director – Outdoor School are due to Kim Tarrant by 5:00pm on Friday, July 21.

OSU Outdoor School Program Leader position summary


Links to videos of the candidate presentations will be available later in the day on Monday, July 17.

Request for Proposals now available for Annual Conference Presentations and Posters

OSUEA is seeking proposals for presentations and posters to be given at Extension Annual Conference, December 4-7, 2017. We invite ALL staff and faculty to submit proposals and share their skills and best programs with a state-wide audience.

There are four categories for proposals:

  1. Program Seminars (peer reviewed)
  2. Competency-Building Workshops (peer reviewed)
  3. Refereed Posters (peer reviewed)
  4. Poster to Share with Peers (no peer review)

Submissions should include the Cover Page and the Abstract or Proposal. The RFP has details on each category, proposal guidelines, and selection criteria.

DUE DATE: August 18, 2017
RFP and Cover Page available at:

Not sure what to present? Think about a program you do really well or a skill that you have. Chances are the rest of the state doesn’t know about it. You also could recruit some colleagues and put together a group presentation with multiple perspectives.

Here are some topics that are frequently requested by conference attendees:

  • Novel uses of technology in Extension programs
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
  • Innovative Cross-Program Efforts and Initiatives
  • Assessing Needs, Conducting Evaluation, and Reporting Impact
  • Community Development and Engagement
  • Best Practices for Teaching and Engaging Learners
  • Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Keep in mind that this is conference is for all program areas, and all kinds of staff. Make sure your proposal explains why this is the best conference to present your presentation.

Questions? Contact Wendy Hein, OSUEA President Elect, at

REMINDER: LDPE Applications

We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort, and we encourage you to submit yours!

The Leadership Development Program is for employees in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, the Division of Extended Campus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Applicants should have significant professional experience within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an executive leadership position. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit a biography and references from:

1) Immediate supervisor
2) Program leader or unit director
3) A peer
*Note: If your immediate supervisor is also your unit director, only two letters are required

Applications are due August 15th. Please view the attached application information or visit for full details and dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

Extension in the News

Get smart about buying fresh seafood
The Daily Astorian
July 11, 2017
Featuring Sea Grant and Clatsop County Extenison

Forget Google, Call a Master Food Preserver
The Source Weekly
July 12, 2017
Featuring Nellie Oehler, Lane County

OSU Extension proposes new tax districts in Umatilla, Morrow counties
The Eastern Oregonian
July 12, 2017
Featuring Mary Corp and Phil Hamm

4-Hers gear up for fair
The Argus Observer
July 16, 2017
Featuring Malheur County

In this week’s issue:

2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort

We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort, and we encourage you to submit yours!

The Leadership Development Program is for employees in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, the Division of Extended Campus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Applicants should have significant professional experience within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an executive leadership position. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit a biography and references from:

1) Immediate supervisor
2) Program leader or unit director
3) A peer
*Note: If your immediate supervisor is also your unit director, only two letters are required

Applications are due August 15th. Please view the attached application information or visit for full details and dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

WealthWorks rural community development program evaluation

Rural Development Initiatives’ Amy Hause and OSU Extension’s Mallory Rahe recently completed an evaluation of the WealthWorks rural community development program. Results from the evaluation can be read here (full report here) and will be shared at an event Thursday July 20th from 12-3pm in Garibaldi. Extension agents who have an interest in rural community development, a value chain approach to small business/entrepreneurship, or a specialization in seafood marketing/local processing are encouraged to attend. Interested? Contact, (541) 737-1335.

Hyperlinks to embed in the above or show below:

Summary report:

Full-length report

Downloading OSU Branded Powerpoint from Box

Thanks to Patty Skinkis, we have some tips on downloading the OSU Branded PowerPoint templates:

When the link opens in Box, you will need to download the file rather than just clicking on it (look for the download button in the upper right corner of the screen). Once the file is downloaded, you should be able to open in it PPT. If that doesn’t work, please contact Carson Dunlap, or 541-737-5052.

Model Release Reminder

If there are people in your photographs, videos, podcasts, or other media and they are recognizable, it is best practice to get their permission in writing to use their likeness.

Please use University Relations and Marketing’s model releases (short form and long form). They can be found on the brand guide downloads page in the Model Release folder.

The forms are also linked to from other relevant pages, including the Extension photography resource webpage and EESC photo tip webpage.

At the moment, Spanish versions are not available; we will be encouraging University Marketing to provide these as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Ag Is America Video

The video is part of a system-wide effort to support advocacy for additional funds in federal budgets, and we are heavily focusing on Oregon to get the word out.

If you haven’t already, or even if you have, please share our Ag Is America video on your social media platforms, on your website, and through eNewsletters. Below is sample social copy for you to use:

Facebook sample post: Land-grant universities are the driving force behind today’s agriculture that impacts nearly every facet of your life. Check out this video to learn how you can support your land-grant university:

Twitter sample post: Protect, preserve, and grow American agriculture. Watch this video & support your land-grant university:

Extension in the News

Record storm helps to shatter average June rainfall
East Oregonian
June 30, 2017
Featuring: Don Wysocki, Umatilla County

Automation comes to the woods
Albany Democratic Herald
July 1, 2017
Featuring: Brad Withrow-Robinson, Benton County

Extension: A Long History of Partnership
Tillamook County Pioneer
July 6, 2017
Written by: Amy Schmid Jessica D. Linnell, Tillamook County

In this week’s issue:

2017 OSU Extension Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following OSU Extension Faculty for their promotion to Senior Instructor, Professor of Practice, Associate Professor, or Professor effective on or after July 1, 2017! Their promotion follows rigorous analysis of their dossiers by peers and administration at several levels of the University, as well as external reviewers. We applaud their success and take pride in the accomplishments of our Extension faculty.

Promoted to Associate Professor of Practice:

  • Maud Powell, CAS, Crop and Soil Science, Jackson County/SOREC

Promoted to Associate Professor with Indefinite Tenure:

  • Nicole Anderson, CAS, Crop and Soil Science, Yamhill County
  • Ramesh Sagili, CAS, Horticulture, Campus

Promoted to Professor:

  • Clive Kaiser, CAS, Horticulture, Umatilla County/Milton-Freewater
  • Larry Lutcher, CAS, Crop and Soil Science, Morrow County
  • Silvia Rondon, CAS, Crop and Soil Science, Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center
  • Vaughn Walton, CAS, Horticulture, Campus

Granted Indefinite Tenure:

  • Stuart Reitz, CAS, Crop and Soil Science, Malheur County

Branding Update

Fonts – The three (3) branded font families have been installed on every off-campus workstation: Stratum, Rufina-Stencil and Kievit. Stratum and Rufina are headline and subhead fonts and can be used interchangeably. Use Rufina-Stencil when you want a “lighter” more “artistic” touch in your marketing material design. For body copy, always use Kievit. Brand guide offer some tips on line spacing and letter spacing.

PowerPoint Presentation Tip – The brand guide offers branded presentation (PowerPoint) templates. If you are taking your presentation on the road, use the systems fonts templates. Templates also are offered in two formats: wide screen (16:9 ratio) or a standard size (4:3 ratio). Click here for a resource to help you select the appropriate slide size for your needs.

Finding Logo Files – All logos for University Outreach and Engagement, including Extension, can be found in Box via a link on the Extension Marketing Tools website (For Employees tab>Employee Resources>Marketing Tools>Logos, then click on companion logo link in the second bullet point).

There is a folder for each unit/location. You will find letterhead in the same folders.

Food Safety and Preservation Hotline

The Food Safety and Preservation Hotline goes live on July 10, 2017.

1-800-354-7319 (toll-free)
9 AM to 4 PM Monday – Friday
July 10 – October 13, 2017

Master Food Preservers will be at the ready to answer any questions for those seeing answers to their food safety concerns.

Extension in the News

Taking flight: 4-H camp lifts off
Corvallis Gazette Times
June 27, 2017
Featuring: Jody Einerson, Benton County and Victor Villegas, ECTU

To KGB or not to KGB?
Good Fruit Grower
June 29, 2017
Featuring: Lynn Long, Wasco County

In this week’s issue:

2017 WEDA Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to Silvia Rondon for the Training IPM Professionals in Rural Areas: A Model to Achieve Sustainable Knowledge and Clive Kaiser for the Prevention of Fruit Cracking in Sweet Cherries as they have been named as recipients of the Western Extension Directors’ Association Awards of Excellence for 2017.

The awards will be presented at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting on Wednesday July 12, 2017

Branding Update

Branded fonts

Branded fonts will be installed automatically by CN to off-campus OSU Extension workstations by the end of the month. More information will be forthcoming this week.

Find logos and letterhead

Logos and letterhead for units within the Division of University Outreach and Engagement can be found on the Extension website. Go to the “For Employees” tab and select “Employee Resources.” In the right navigation bar, select “Marketing Tools” then “Logos.” In the second bullet on the Logo page is a link to “companion logos.” There is a folder for each unit in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement. NOTE: there are three pages and folders are not in alphabetical order, so you will need to flip through the pages to find your unit. Each folder also contains the unit’s letterhead.

To see the color variations for the logo, open the EPS folder of logos and open or download the PDF of the logo art sheet. If you do not have the Adobe Creative Suite on your computer, you will not be able to view the .eps files, but you can attach them to emails to send them to printers, approved promotion item companies and graphic designers. Use .png format files for digital applications and when using Microsoft Office.

Please review the OSU guidelines for logo use. If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (, 541-737-1327).

Abstracts for Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation Due June 30

The Journal of Extension Board, in partnership with eXtension, is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation. The 200-word abstracts are due June 30, 2017.

For this special issue, we are looking for examples from the following areas:

  • Technology and its innovative application (examples include but are not limited to 3-D and virtual reality, Oculus Rift, story maps, augmented reality, 3-D printing, Internet of Things)
  • Case studies of road-tested innovations in effective volunteer management
  • Case studies demonstrating new models for needs assessment
  • Case studies documenting new business models for sustainable programming
  • New or adapted program delivery methods (examples include but are not limited to collaborative learning, maker spaces, flipped classroom)
  • Mobile learning and social media (examples include but are not limited to eXtension Education Technology Tweet-ups, Facebook video streaming, GIS)
  • Innovative access to Cooperative Extension resources (examples include but are not limited to maker fairs, mobile apps, hybrid learning, virtual classroom)
  • Evaluated models of engagement with new audiences (examples include but are not limited to STEM in the Mosque (Purdue University), community gardens by refugees, Urban Extension initiatives, private/public partnerships)

Submissions should be no more than 200 words, clearly articulate how the proposed contribution relates to one or more of the key areas above, and concisely describe the technology, program, or methodology and its application to Cooperative Extension.

Submission Method and Due Date
Special Issue proposed abstracts should be uploaded to JOE Special Issue Abstract Submission. The due date for submission is Friday, June 30, 2017, at midnight EDT.

Submission Review & Timeline
Abstracts will be selected after review by the Special Issue guest editors. Selected authors will be notified by email on August 4, 2017. Contributors are expected to submit completed full manuscripts for review on or before November 30, 2017. The Special Issue has a tentative publication date of July 31, 2018.

Inquiries or Questions
Any inquiries about the Call for Paper Abstracts should be submitted to the issue manager: Dr. Ken La Valley, University of New Hampshire Extension, or (603) 862-4343.

Journal of Extension, June 2017 Issue

The June 2017 issue of Journal of Extension is now available online. The articles can be accessed on the JOE website at

This month there are two articles from OSU Extension:

  • Brooke Edmunds (Linn & Benton Counties), Christine Hadekel (Oregon Food Bank), and Pamela Monnette (Linn & Benton Counties) for their Ideas at Work article on the gardening curriculum for beginning adult gardeners, “Seed to Supper.”
  • Mary Arnold (Corvallis campus), Jamie Davis (Lake County), and Roberta Lundeberg (Corvallis campus), for their Research in Brief article on the Oregon 4-H

Extension in the News

By any name, these insects are a pest
Capital Press
June 19, 2017
Featuring Jordan Maley, Gilliam County Extension

Blue-green algae incidence found in south Lake
Lake County Examiner
June 22, 2017
Featuring Pete Schreder, Lake County Extension

In this week’s issue:

New Promotional Items

Please visit the new promotional items order form featuring items with the new logo and items with the old logo that are on clearance.

Pens, folders, and pencils with the new logo are in stock. Aprons and metal water bottles are on their way.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to the OSU students who graduated over the weekend.

Please leave a comment to wish graduates (OSU, High School, other university, or even preschool) good luck on their next chapter in their lives.

Deadline for Innovation grants is coming up

To encourage and support innovation throughout our organization, we are launching an Innovation Award Program for the Division of University Outreach and Engagement.

We hope you will find this an opportunity to try something!

Here’s how it works:

  • Form your team. Teams must include a partner from outside of the OSU Extension Service or Open Campus
  • Innovation Award pitches are due July 1
  • Submit pitches as a two-minute video link
  • Address the criteria mentioned in the award program video announcement
  • Send the video, or link to video, to Jeff Sherman (
  • Videos can be made from phones, cameras, the built-in camera on your computer, screen capture, drones—whatever works for you! Creativity is encouraged
  • Pitches will be evaluated by the O&E executive team, the O&E Collaborative, and our Extension iTeam, according to Innovation Indicators (attached)

Innovation Awards are:

Innovation Awards are NOT to:

  • Fund current Extension FTE.
  • Expand upon current programming.

For more information, please check out the award program video announcement. Questions? Please contact Jeff or leave a comment on the YouTube page

OSU Trivia

To gear up for the 150 Celebration, University Events is looking for OSU Trivia to include in a game they are creating. If you have a bit of OSU Extension Trivia that you think she be a part of the game, please send your trivia question to

If you would be interested in hosting the OSU 150 Trivia game at your county fair this year when Benny comes to visit, please let Jill Wells know.

In this week’s issue:

Creating a Diversity Champion Team

In the June First Monday Update, the new Assistant director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Ana Lu Fonseca, put a call out to Extension to serve as Diversity Champions for University Outreach and Engagement.

If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a Diversity Champion, visit the link to her blogpost.

Before you send that email to the OES State email group!

ConnEXTions was created to be where OSU Extension related news is collected in one area for easy reference. It was also created to cut down on the amount of email we receive on a daily basis.

If your news can wait until the Monday ConnEXTions, send it to instead and she will include it in the upcoming issue.

Civil Dialogue and Race Relations webinar on June 30th

From Ana Lu Fonseca: eXtension is hosting a Civil Dialogue and Race Relations webinar on June 30th. Visit the Civil Dialogue webpage: to find useful resources.

Save the date! New Employee Welcome Breakfast: Sept 18

OSU’s 9th annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast will be held on University Day*, Monday, September 18, 2017 at 830 am in the Club Level of Reser Stadium.

New employees with a hire date on or after September 15, 2016 will be hosted by Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser and joined by President Ed Ray, and others. The Welcome Breakfast is a great way for new employees to meet colleagues and learn about the university community and to kick off University Day festivities.

Abbreviated schedule:

745-830 am – Photos with Benny the Beaver – optional

800 am – We encourage you to arrive early so that you have time to check in, get your name badge and be seated

830 am – Breakfast begins

900 am – Program begins

1000 am – Breakfast ends; proceed to University Day events – view link at the end of this email for more information

Seating is limited and registration by September 1 is required:

We will send reminders regarding this event over the summer, prior to the September 1 deadline. Please help us to reach new colleagues who may not arrive on campus or have an OSU email account before the registration deadline. Questions regarding the New Employee Welcome Breakfast may be directed to Jen Eaton.



  • Kendall Griffith, a swine 4-H youth in Klamath County, was crowned Klamath’s Miss City of Sunshine. She will go on to compete in the Miss Oregon Outstanding Teen competition.
  • Nellie Van Calcar Oehler, a long-time 4-H volunteer, is one of 16 individuals who will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Friday, October 6. Nellie was selected for the National 4-H Hall of Fame because of her significant contribution to 4-H. She has been a volunteer for 53 years! Nellie has been involved with Extension in many ways, including as a 4-H youth and as an Extension agent in Linn and Benton Counties for 10 years.
  • Our 4-H marketing materials were chosen as the NAE4-HA Western Region Promotional Package Award winner. It will now go on to the national competition.

Extension in the News

Hospitals doubling antivenom for eclipse
The Bend Bulletin
Jume 7. 2017
Featuring Nicole Strong

Delayed planting in Treasure Valley could reduce crop yields
Capital Press
June 8, 2017
Featuring Stuart Reitz, Malheur County

Food Hero Program encourages kids to eat more fruits and vegetables
The News Review
June 9, 2017
Featuring Mandy Hatfield and Sara Runkel, Douglas County

Solving family arguments for over 100 years: Oregon State University Extension Service
Tillamook County Pioneer
June 12, 2017
Featuring Amy Schmid and Jessica D. Linnell, Tillamook County

In this week’s issue:

National ESP Award winners and Ruby Ruby award Winner

Congratulations to Oregon’s national ESP winners from the western region!

Ruby award winner, Scott Reed

Dr. Reed is the 2017 recipient of Epsilon Sigma Phi’s highest recognition the Distinguished Service Ruby. As the Ruby Recipient Dr. Reed will make the prestigious Ruby Lecture at the Ruby Luncheon on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 during the conference.

  • Continued Service Award – John Williams
  • Mid Career Service Award – Lynette Ranney Black
  • Early Career Service Award – Jamie Davis
  • Visionary Leadership Award – Pamela Rose
  • International Service Award – Ross Penhallegon
  • Distinguished Team – Carole Smith, David Melville – SNACZ (Students Now Advocating to Create (healthy snacking) Zones

Innovate Extension 2017 Wrap Up

Innovate Extension was a wonderful success. Teams were able to let creativity fly to build solutions in a collaborative environment.

Updated timeline and milestones for Extension Web Upgrade Project

To view the latest updates to the OSU Web Upgrade Project, visit:

Project team contact information is available, but it’s possible the answer to your question is amongst the FAQ’s. Be sure to check that first.

Branding update: Logos, letterheads and fonts


For information and download links, refer to the logo resource webpage (Extension website > Employee Resources > Marketing tools > Logos). This page provides a link to download companion logos from OSU Box.

  • There are subfolders for Extension, O&E, Open Campus, Outdoor School, and each Extension and branch experiment station location.
  • There is also a subfolder for the 4-H emblem. Please note this folder includes a document with guidelines for use of the 4-H name and emblem.
  • Within OSU Box, you can “save link” to any Box folder or subfolder. These links will then appear as shortcuts/bookmarks from your OSU Box homepage.
  • Logos are saved in two formats: .png (for digital and Microsoft Office use) and .eps (for use in professional printing, large projects like banners, and Adobe Creative Suite software).
    Please read the logo use guidelines in the Brand Guide before using the logo.


  • The three brand fonts will be purchased for every workstation in the Division.
  • We anticipate fonts will be automatically uploaded to workstations the week of June 19 or June 26.
  • According to the licensing agreement, the fonts only can be distributed within our organization. If you use outside vendors or freelancers, those businesses will be responsible for purchasing the fonts. Purchase information can be obtained by emailing


  • Letterhead for units within University Outreach and Engagement can be found in Box. For more information about letterhead, please review the information on the employee resources web page.

Please review the Branding FAQs or contact Ann Marie Murphy (, 541-737-1327).

May Quarterly Conversation available

The May 19 Outreach and Engagement quarterly conversation included discussion of the new OSU brand and OSU150. If you missed it, check out the recording. Mark your calendars for the next Quarterly Conversation on August 18, 2017.

2017 Extension Annual Conference Planning Survey

Each year the Oregon State University Extension Association (OSUEA) helps plan the Extension Annual Conference. This year the conference will take place December 4th to 7th in Corvallis. We need your help to determine the professional development workshops and breakout sessions that will be offered for faculty and staff during the week. Please take a few moments to complete the survey below. It should take about 10 minutes of your time. We appreciate your valuable input.

If you have any questions about the Extension Annual Conference, please feel free to contact us.

Many thanks!

Jenny Rudolph
2017 OSUEA President

Wendy Hein
2017 OSUEA President-Elect

Extension in the News

Project helps preserve native plants
Featuring, Columbia County Extension

In this week’s issue:

Condolences: Alice Lois Redman

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development faculty, Alice Lois Redman. The obituary can be viewed here.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas 4-H Foundation, 116 Umberger Hall, 1612 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 66506-3417 for the A. Lois Redman Scholarship in Leisure Studies or to the First Baptist Church, 2121 Blue Hills Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502, for the Lois Redman Camp Scholarship Fund.

Congratulations Benton County!

With an overwhelming 77% of the votes in favor, Benton County has passed the new OSU Extension tax district. Congratulations to Derek Godwin and the faculty and staff in Benton County!

OSU Branding

The Outreach & Engagement, Extension, and branch experiment station companion logos are available to download from Box. Please read the Brand Guide, especially the logo guidelines, before using the new logos. You can request the OSU logo from the Oregon State Brand Guide website. If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (, 541-737-1327).

Links to companion logos and other resources are available on the Extension marketing tools resource page. See the FAQs for additional information.

OSU 150

Planning for OSU’s 150th anniversary kicks off in August 2017 with a Space Grant Festival and the total eclipse of the sun.

There are opportunities for Extension to participate in a variety of ways. Check out the calendar of events for starters. Other opportunities for Extension include:

  • Utilize one of three mini traveling exhibits (4×4’ footprint): display it in the OSU office, encourage regional museums to host the exhibit, and it may travel with Benny to some of the state fairs. Shelly Signs is managing the exhibit calendar.
  • Co-brand a regularly planned Extension event with OSU 150.
  • Promote the festivals for space, sea, sun and land grants to your community, including to OSU alumni.
  • Encourage use of the OSU 150 phone app (more information to come).
  • Make a tile that will become part of a commemorative wall (more information to come).
  • Promote events on social media (#OSU150), including the fun facts 150 things you didn’t know about OSU.
  • Host an event at the Oregon Historical Society during the OSU 150 exhibit (February 9 through September 9, 2018)

For more information, contact Shelly Signs at or by calling 541-737-0724.

NAE4HA Western Regional Award Winners

Congratulations to the following NAE4HA Western Regional Award Winners! They will be recognized at the regional breakfast at the NAE4-HA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN November 12-17, 2017. Their entry will now be considered for national level recognition.

Communicator Awards
Robin Galloway and Michael Jensen – Featured Story
Emily McDonald-Williams, Emily Anderson – Periodical Publication Team

Karissa Dishon, Pamela Rose, Ann Marie Murphy, Erik Simmons, Candy Bothum, Kelly Noack, Jamie Davis, Pati Craven, Claire Sponseller, Margie House – Promotional Package Team

Claire Sponseller – Promotional Piece
Shana Withee – Published Photo

Jon Gandy, Katie Ralls, Karissa Dishon, Reaza Mansur, Lindsay Walker, Katy Joyce – Video Program

Specialty Awards
Karissa Dishon – Educational Technology
Reaza Mansur –Excellence in Club Support
Claire Sponseller – Excellence in Animal Science Programming

Mike Knutz – Excellence in Communication and Expressive Arts Programming

Virginia Bourdeau, Emily Anderson, Robin Galloway, Andy Hoffmann and Todd Williver – Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Ed

Forest to Ocean (F2O)

Forest to Ocean is a summer program designed to inspire educators to take their passion of exploring forests and marine environments and use it to teach others about science, mathematics, social science and the language arts. Two courses are offered in this program (Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences and Forest as Classroom). Participants can register for one or both courses, which begin June 26. Register today!

Time, Talent, Energy

For those of you interested in the book Lindsey Shirley mentioned during the Quarterly Conversations on May 19th, the name of the book is Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power  by Michael C. Mankins.

Check back with ConnEXTions for the recording of that session.

Extension in the News

Extension Service gets taxing district
The Register Guard
May 2, 2017
Featuring Benton County

In this week’s issue:

Quarterly Conversations: This FRIDAY, May 19

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.

OSU 150, special guest, Shelly Signs
Branding Discussion

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

Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon is a winning publication

Brooke Edmunds submitted the Extension mason bee publication Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon (EM 9130) for the National Association of County Agricultural Agents communications contest, and it won! It is the winner for Oregon as well as a National Finalist in the publication category.

Congratulations to the winning team of Brooke Edmunds, Richard Little, Ramesh Sagili (authors), and Ariel Ginsburg (copyediting and design).

Here’s the link to the publication:

Branding Updates

Extension letterhead templates
Letterhead templates with the new OSU logo that have been approved are posted and available for download. Additional templates are added daily as they are approved. For content changes to letterhead, contact Denise Ashley.

New and expanded FAQs
The FAQs have been updated with additional information on logo use, cobranding, and letterhead.

Brand launch videos
The videos of the Brand Launch Symposium (April 25) sessions are now available on the Brand Guidelines website. If you were not able to attend the symposium and want to learn more about the OSU master brand, these videos will be helpful. The links are at the bottom of the Brand Positioning, Our Voice and Visual Identity pages in the Brand Guide.

College of Forestry Outstanding Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Cushing who received the College of Forestry’s Aufderheide Award for Outstanding Teacher. The awardee is selected by the students in the College, and recognizes teaching excellence. Tammy is the Starker Assistant Professor of Private and Family Forestry, and Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy in the FNR Extension Program.

Youth Program Safety Training May 24th and June 12th

Dear Colleagues, Precollege Programs will be offering youth program policy and safety training workshops on Wednesday May 24th 11:00-12:20pm and Monday June 12th 11:00-12:20pm. The workshops support the work of faculty, administrators, and students who lead youth programs, or work with youth. We will cover the policies and guidelines that govern University youth programs, as well as best practices and safety procedures.

Sign up for EITHER date
Wednesday May 24th 11:00-12:20pm in Owen 106
Monday June 12th 11:00-12:20pm in StAg 160.

Register for a workshop at this link:

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

University Events has again posted a job 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:

Student Outreach Assistant (Benny Assistant) position closes TOMORROW, May 16th. 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.

Extension in the News

Researchers concerned about resistant Texas psyllids
Capital Press
May 8, 2017
Featuring Silvia Rondon