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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JOIN WEBEX MEETING

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=m1107b46c53fe1aa55b1777c59330d295

Meeting number (access code): 928 885 251 Host key: 194505

JOIN BY PHONE

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Can’t join the meeting? Contact support here:

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/mc

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.

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 WEBEX MEETING

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=m1107b46c53fe1aa55b1777c59330d295

Meeting number (access code): 928 885 251 Host key: 194505

JOIN BY PHONE

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Can’t join the meeting? Contact support here:

https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/mc

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:

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

New date!

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 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

Congratulations to Ana Gomez

Ana Gomez was honored as the recipient of the Frances Dancy Hooks Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Peace Breakfast on January 16, 2017.

In 1994, longtime civil rights activist, Frances Dancy Hooks spoke at Oregon State’s Celebration of Peace Breakfast. The first award in her honor was presented that year that would continue to recognize an OSU student, faculty or staff who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walking the Talk.”

Congratulations Ana. This is a well deserved honor. Ana would like to acknowledge the families with which she works as she feels that their hard work and dedication is truly deserving of praise and recognition.

Incentive Program

Incentive Programs: The Research Office is launching two new Incentive Programs. Small Grants (SG). This program will support individual faculty research across OSU, and will support both the development of extramural grant proposal development and scholarly activities that advance SP3.0. The SGs will have two categories. Category 1. Individual grants will range from $15,000-$25,000 with a total program budget of about $80,000/y. Category 2. Individual grants will range from $3,000 – $7,000 with a total program budget of about $90,000. Large Program Development (LPD) grants program will stimulate major, transdisciplinary, extramurally-funded research programs by supporting multidisciplinary teams to work together to form new research cores at OSU that advance SP3.0. The LPD program will have a budget of about $160k/y for all LPDs, with expectation of launching two per year. Questions? Click on this LINK for complete details Incentive.Programs@oregonstate.edu

HOLD THE DATE – Outdoor School information webinar

Please hold one of the dates below if you’re interested in information on Outdoor School (ODS). Susan Sahnow, Director Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, who is leading ODS efforts will hold informational conversations via WebEx webinars. Three webinar options are offered to allow maximum participation (you need only attend one webinar). We’re in early program planning stages and information will be shared on where we’re at and plans for moving forward. Have your questions ready.

Monday, January 23, 10:30am-12pm
Tuesday, January 24, 1-2:30pm
Monday, January 30, 3-4:30pm

February 8 brown bag: Rhetoric and Science: Bridging two cultures

Brown Bag lunch, “Rhetoric and Science: Bridging two cultures”
Presented by Leah Ceccarelli, University of Washington
Free and open to all students, staff and faculty

When: Noon to 1 pm, Wednesday, February 8
Where: Room 402, Linus Pauling Science Center

Scholarship on the rhetoric of science applies concepts developed in the humanities to the persuasive efforts of scientists. In this brownbag, they will introduce some rhetorical scholarship on the communication of scientists. Reviewing the take-home messages of a number of case studies, they will offer advice about what scientists should and should not do when engaging the public about their research.

2017 Mileage, Lodging, and Meal Per Diem Rate Changes

Mileage:

Business Affairs has changed the 2017 mileage reimbursement rate, as of 01/01/17, from $0.54 to $0.535 and TRES has been updated.

UABC has updated the mileage logs for 2017. Please see the attached link: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/uabc/forms/all-forms-alphabetically#M

If you have not submitted your December mileage reimbursement, please keep using the 2016 mileage log. January mileage needs to be entered and submitted on the 2017 mileage log. Please chose the type of form that works best for you and is the appropriate year.

Lodging and Meals Per Diem:

Business Affairs has made some changes to travel reimbursement rates. In addition to changing the mileage reimbursement rate, the lodging per diem rates have been changed.

2017 Lodging Rates:
Low per diem: $132.00/night
High per diem: $214.00/night

Meal per diems have stayed the same as 2016:
Low per diem: $57/day or Breakfast $14.25, Lunch $14.25, & Dinner $28.50
High per diem: $68/day or Breakfast $17.00, Lunch $17.00, & Dinner $34.00

Link to the OSU Business Affairs Travel page: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/business-affairs/travel

If you have problems or questions, please feel free to contact Laura Frye or check with your Office Manager.

Extension in the News

GMO grass that ‘escaped’ defies eradication, divides grass seed industry
The Oregonian
January 8, 2017
Featuring: Bill Buhrig, Malheur County

Portland scores coup with 2017 International Master Gardener Conference
The Oregonian
January 11, 2017
Featuring: Gail Langellotto and Master Gardeners

OSU study clocks low time cor cattle stream use
Natural Resource Report
January 16, 2017
Featuring: John Williams, Wallowa County

EESC Express

EESC Express brings you 30 minutes of pithy, useful ideas for communication, teaching and working differently. Brought to you by your friends at Extension & Experiment Station Communications. Join us on Webex on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. as we explore the fascinating world of Extension video, bi-lingual publications, and social media. Join us for fun and prizes!

Webex meeting number: 929 836 307

Questions? Contact Kym Pokorny kym.pokorny@oregonstate.edu

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

In this week’s issue:

Invitation to Retirement Reception for Dr. Lyla Houglum, Jan. 9, 3:30 pm CANCELLED

Lyla Houglum’s Retirement Reception that was originally scheduled for Monday, January 9 was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The event will be rescheduled at the earliest convenience of our honoree.  Please check back for more information.

2016 EAC survey

On behalf of OSUEA, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2016 Extension Annual Conference Survey. We appreciate your responses, in order to gain feedback and make 2017’s conference as efficient and beneficial as possible! The link can be found here:
http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5avzemUbnOvyhut. Please respond by January 23rd, 2017.

Welcome Chris Branam, EESC Public Issues Communication Specialist

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit welcomes Chris Branam, the new public issues communication specialist. Chris’s primary responsibility will be developing news releases, feature articles, impact stories, and other content about agricultural and natural resources research findings and program accomplishments. His office is located in the Kerr Admin. Building, room 416.

Please help us welcome Chris!

Center for Teaching and Learning: Resources and Services available

The Center of Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University has resources and services available to faculty based on current research and best practices to advance teaching excellence.

To learn more about how CTL can help you elevate your teaching, please visit their site: http://ctl.oregonstate.edu/services

Journal of Extension, December 2016 Issue

From Marc Braverman:

This month I’m delighted to report that we can spy a few OSUES media stars among the authors. First, Jeff Hino is an author (with a colleague from Utah State) on a Commentary article about the Internet of Things. Second, an all-star team led by Mary Arnold has authored a Research in Brief article about the pathbreaking YA4-H! Youth Advocates for Health teens-as-teachers program. Co-authors on the article include Jeff Flesch (graduate student in Human Development & Family Sciences), Carolyn Ashton (Benton County), Lynette Black (Wasco County), Barbara Brody (Malheur County), Maureen Hosty (Metro area), and Shanna Northway (Grant County). Congrats and kudos to all!

As an added note, those of you who may have manuscripts in various stages of the JOE review process, or who are planning to submit, may be interested to read the lead-off commentary from the co-chairs from the JOE Editorial Committee (Message from the Journal of Extension Editorial Committee), which provides some background on the progress of the editorial changes at the journal and describes the new JOE manuscript submission checklist.

The articles can be accessed through the links below, or directly on the JOE website at www.joe.org

The Internet of Things and Big Data: A Litmus Test for Extension?
Hill, Paul; Hino, Jeff

YA4-H! Youth Advocates for Health: Impact of a 4-H Teens-as-Teachers Program
Arnold, Mary E.; Flesch, Jeffrey M.; Ashton, Carolyn; Black, Lynette; Brody, Barbara; Hosty, Maureen; Northway, Shanna

Extension in the News

Class teaches families about cooking and nutrition
Eastern Oregonian
December 16, 2016
Featuring Angela Treadwell, Umatilla County

The Key To Low-Income Family Nutrition (Video)
Progressive Grocer
December 19, 2016
Featuring Lauren Tobey and Food Hero

Top 2016 Oregon gardening stories from OSU Extension
The Oregonian
December 30, 2016
Written by Kym Pokorny, EESC

Researchers track cows to determine riparian area impact
Capital Press
January 4, 2017
Featuring John Williams, Wallowa County

 

In this week’s issue:

 ECTU has Moved

From ECTU:

The Extension Computing Technology Unit (ECTU – Lisa Gillis, Wayne Jardine and Victor Villegas) has moved from Ballard Hall to room #120 in the basement of the Milne Computing Center.

The reason for this move is to help improve our service to customers. With our reduced crew, it has been a challenge to maintain an adequate level of service, especially for our walk-in clients. Starting December 15, you will be able to drop-off/pick-up your computer equipment at the IS Service Desk in Milne. This will help insure there will be someone to assist you with your drop-off/pick-up needs. The Service Desk’s expanded hours (including weekends) increases the hours of availability and should make it easier to accommodate your schedule.

The IS Service Desk hours are:
Mon.-Fri.: 8am – 7pm
Sat.-Sun.: 3pm-7pm

The Service Desk is located at Milne Computing Center #201.

Information Services has two permit parking spots on the east side of Milne, between Milne and Benton Hall (the music building) that can be used for quick drop-off and pick-ups. There are also meter spots nearby. Please park and run in to borrow the hang tag. You can find current parking map here:http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/maps

Rest assured you will still have access to ECTU and we encourage you to drop by and visit us in our new location anytime.

If you have any questions, please contact Victor Villegas at 541-737-8255, or victor.villegas@oregonstate.edu.

Digital Measures Update

From Linda Brewer:

Colleagues,
THANKS to all of you who have begun to work on your year-end reporting. It reduces the rush across my inbox.  Two items:

  1. I notice that as of today we have a new face on the login – and not just for DM. A welcome reminder of warmer times . . .
  2. So that the P&T CV report will ultimately work well for you:

a. Find the “Permanent Data” in the “General Information” section in DM
b. Update your record to indicate your hiring date (year alone is sufficient for this purpose) and Starting Rank
c. Update your advancements through the ranks as appropriate.

P&T report not yet perfectly perfect, but improving.
Find training videos here: http://digitalmeasures.oregonstate.edu/training
Send in your questions over the weekend. While not glued to the computer, I’ll keep an eye out for Digital Measures support requests.

Extension in the News

How to Read a Forage Test
AgInfo.net
December 16, 2016
Featuring Sergio Arispe

No ConnEXTions until January 9

Due to holidays being observed on the next two holidays, there will be no ConnEXTions hitting your mailbox until Monday, January 9th. Campus will be closed on Monday, December 26th and Monday January 2nd. Please feel free to submit articles to jill.wells@oregonstate.edu up until Friday, January 6th. Just keep in mind that if your information is time sensitive, it will not be published in ConnEXTions until January 9th.

Thank you, and have a lovely holiday break.

In this week’s issue:

Registration System

All Extension Service on-line event and program registrations should be processed through the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) registration system, Idea-Logic.

Please contact Susan.Dredge@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-5759, in PACE to establish your upcoming events and to migrate any current ones.

Extension Template (provided by PACE) for general information needed to begin the registration setup for your program or event. PACE will contact you once the form is submitted.

Marketing Promotional Items

Due to the university being in the midst of rebranding, Extension Admin has decided to not reorder many of our popular promotional items until the new visual branding guidelines have been released. Currently our inventory is low on a few items, but we will reorder as soon as a current logo has been approved for use.

We do not have a launch date for the new branding, but will keep everyone updated as information comes available. We are hopeful to be fully stocked by the time orders need to be filled for our busy seasons.

If you have any further questions, please contact denise.ashley@oregonstate.edu.

Extension in the News

Using Google Earth Pro to Monitor Rangeland (Audio)
AgInfo.net
December 6, 2016
Featuring Sergio Arispe

Douglas County student’s artwork is the first to win annual state calendar contest
The News Review
December 9, 2016
Featuring Mandy Hatfield and SNAP-Ed

The early jump: Middle school students experience the fun side of science
The Argus Observer
December 9, 2016
Malheur County Extension Office

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

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

What are you Thankful for?  Share your gratitude in the comments below.

In this week’s issue:

NO CONNEXTIONS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28

Award Winners at the Extension Annual Conference

There was much to celebrate at the 2016 Extension Annual Conference. Below you will find the list of award winners from the OSUEA Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition, OSUEA Cooperator Dinner and the new Marketing Superstar recognition.

OSUEA Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition

Hoecker Newer Faculty
Jennifer Oppenlander
Stuart Reitz

Hoecker Experienced Faculty
Nicole Strong
John Williams
Steve Castagnoli
Larry Lutcher
Chip Bubl

Education Program Assistant
Miki’ala Souza
Rachel Suits

Classified Staff
Angela Robb
Linda Renslow

Oscar Hagg Extension Communication
David Melville

Hoecker Innovation Grant
Nicole Sanchez
Lauren Grant
Lynette Black and Virginia Bourdeau
Karissa Dishon

Search for Excellence Awards
Get Outdoors Day

Ask an Expert Awards

Faculty Exceptional Performer
Amy Jo Detweiler

Volunteer Exceptional Performer
Chris Rusch

Question of the Year
Glenn Ahrens

ESP Faculty and Staff Awards

Distinguished Team
Youth Advocates for Health – Teens as Teachers

Diversity Multicultural Team
Healthy Kids Club

Diversity Multicultural Individual
Louisa Santamaria

International Service
Shana Withee

Early Career Service
Patty Skinkis

Mid Career Service
Lynette black

Distinguished Service
Shana Withee

Continuing Service Award
Lyla Houglum

Visionary Leadership
Jeff Sherman

Administrative Leadership
Barbara Brody

OSUEA Cooperator, 4-H Hall of Fame & Friends of Extension Awards

4-H Hall of Fame
Arlene Boileau, Warm Springs, Jefferson County
Barbara Griffin-Webb, Polk County
Beverly Hobbs, Statewide
Edythe ‘Edie’ Necochea, Harney County
Lillian Larwood, Statewide

OSUEA Cooperators
Less than 10 years
Wade Bryant & John M. Lane, 4-H Statewide
Marie Clement, Marion County
Ron Hillers, Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
John Kailey, Deschutes County
Jim Liskey, Marion County
Karen & Joe Rinehart, Wallowa County
Darrel Ward, Polk County

OSUEA Cooperators
More than 10 years
Carla & Gary Albright, Tillamook County
Jim Bays, North Willamette Research & Extension Center
Mike Darcy, Clackamas County
Merv & Sally Flemming, Deschutes County
Chuck Packard, Multnomah County
Terri Siddoway, Baker County
TRICO Farms—Roben, Dwight, Alfred & Bonnie Arnoldus,
Union County
Norma Thiele Talburt, Douglas County
Cynthia Weber—Fair Food Booth Manager, Clatsop County

OSUEA Cooperators
Business or Organization
Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter, 4-H Statewide
Coastal Farm & Ranch, Lane County
Community of Christ Church, Lane County
Crook County Agricultural Extension Service District Advisory Board, Crook County
Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Forestry Statewide
Pacific Foods, Multnomah County
Umatilla County Fair Sale Committee, Umatilla County
Wilde Rivers Coast Alliance, Curry County

ESP Friends of Extension
Jan Lohman
Forster Family

Regional Marketing Superstars

Carol Tollefson, Central Oregon
Weston Miller, Clackamas
Jared Delay, Coastal
Claire Sponseller, Columbia Plateau
Angela Robb, East
Vicki Campbell, Metro
Susan Coleman, Mid Columbia
Caren Hottman, South Central
South West, Rhinna Simes
Mary Stewart, West Central

Congratulations to all who were honored.

Extension Annual Conference: Mileage Support

Extension Administration will cover one round trip mileage for one (1) vehicle per county for the event (not per day). Please coordinate use of this with your local office manager/coordinator. Index and activity code to use is FS256D/T841.

Save the Date

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Extension Annual Conference. We hope that it was an rewarding experience.

Please save December 4-7, 2017 on your calendars as that will be the date for next year’s Extension Annual Conference.

New Executive Director for the Oregon 4-H Foundation

From Pamela Rose and Scott Reed:
We are delighted to announce that Mr. Paul Carey is our new Executive Director for the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development for the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program. Mr. Carey will start in this position on December 1st.

Paul brings a wealth of experience in higher education fundraising and a strong passion for youth development programs. Over the course of his career, he has served in advanced leadership and fundraising positions, including Associate Vice President for Development roles at California State University, Fullerton, Whittier College, and with the Portland State University Foundation. Just prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Paul served as the President of a private high school in southern California where he enjoyed working directly with youth. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Paul and his wife have three grown children.

In addition to Paul’s primary work location in the OSU Foundation’s Portland office, he will spend dedicated time in Corvallis, and within our Oregon counties.

We know you will join us in welcoming Paul to Oregon and to the great work happening across the state in Oregon 4-H. We know he will be a dedicated partner and colleague in our efforts to advance this extraordinary youth development program.

Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Job Posting

Outreach & Engagement Assistant Director – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Oregon State University Division of University Outreach & Engagement is recruiting for a full-time, fixed-term, Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #P00867UF. Closing date: 12/11/16. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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Extension Professional Development Fund

The Extension Professional Development Fund helps to support the Extension Faculty and Staff learn skills that will strengthen their work and the organization as a whole. If you have not had the chance to take advantage of the funding for your own professional development opportunities, please look over the guidelines to become acquainted with this resource.

Professional Development Fund

If you would like to make a tax deductible donate to keep this fund strong and growing, please consider donating through the OSU Foundation. You can even do so through payroll deduction. The Payroll Deduction Form is available if you are interested in having a easy way to donate to the fund.

 

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:

In this week’s issue:

Countdown to 2016 Extension Annual Conference: 1 week!

Horizon Report on Extension Available for All Extension Professionals

From eXtension:

The eXtension Foundation announced today the public release of the NMC Technology Outlook for Cooperative Extension 2016-2021. This report, also referred to as the Horizon Report, will join the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) family of Horizon Reports on learning-focused organizations and sectors that examine trends and challenges expected to impact their immediate future.

Developed by a panel of 56 Extension peer experts, this report identifies nine key trends, nine significant challenges, and twelve important developments in educational technology that will emerge to demand Cooperative Extension’s attention across three adoption horizons in the next one to five years. The report’s well-researched evidence of these forces presents Extension directors and administrators; land-grant university leaders and faculty; federal, state, and local government; and both public and private funding organizations with guidance for strategic technology planning.

The report was created by eXtension in partnership with the NMC and the ECOP Innovation Task Force. Said Keith L. Smith, chair of the Innovation Task Force in announcing report’s completion and release, “This first-ever Horizon Report on Cooperative Extension helps unify our understanding of the technologies, topics and trends predicted to affect Extension’s national mission and the local communities our professionals serve in the immediate future. With this knowledge, we can work together to focus our efforts and resources on creating innovations in programming that will deliver the greatest impact in meeting future community needs.”

In the months ahead, eXtension will be presenting a series of learning events on the Horizon Report led by Jerry Thomas, Director of eXtension’s Innovation Lab. These events will focus on discussing the findings and receiving Extension professionals’ insights on their professional development needs for responding to the recommended adoption horizons. Says Christine Geith, CEO of the eXtension Foundation, “The Horizon Report and learning event series will inform eXtension’s planning. We must prepare the Extension workforce with the professional development and competencies it needs to translate these foresights into action and impact in local communities.”

Additional information:

Learning event series:

Not your father’s Extension! The transformation of an organizational model

From ACE and eXtension

Wednesday, November 9 at 3:00 pm EST

Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/988442957

Part 2 of a two-part series on program support projects happening in Virginia and Pennsylvania. If interested, also plan to participate in Part 1 on November 2nd, Extension21 – Support Modernization for Virginia Cooperative Extension. Audience: Extension directors, administrators, communication professionals, program teams and anyone else interested.

IBM is the corporate poster child of both success and failure. Once at the pinnacle of achievement for American corporations, in less than 10 years was days away from bankruptcy. Resting on its laurels, they became a dinosaur. In today’s world, it doesn’t take 10 years. With the reality of change or die, Penn State Extension is changing – moving full speed ahead – changing what we do and how we do it, with our sights fully focused on our customers.

We are strategically implementing new operational technologies and strategies that allow us to interact with our customers in ways never before possible. We are developing a new product line focused on customer usability and priorities. We are dramatically expanding our reach and relevance. It has been a long, challenging and winding road. In this webinar we will give a sneak peek at the new Penn State Extension and an overview of the strategy, the structure, and the status, as well as lessons learned along the way.

Our presenters are Mary F. Wirth, ACE Learning Community director, and Jon Emigh.

Mary Wirth currently serves as the director of College Relations and Communications for the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The office is a component of the dean’s office that manages the college’s relationships and strategic communications with external audiences – with a focus on alumni, industry and legislators as well as future students − and covers all three mission areas of the college including education, research and extension.

Jon Emigh is Associate Director of Business Operations for the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Recording will be posted here when available:  https://learn.extension.org/events/2868

Call for Proposals for new i-Three Issue Corp

The eXtension Foundation is launching the first Issue Corps of 2017 with a call for proposals for projects on improving Diversity and Inclusion within Cooperative Extension, its partners, and the public. Proposals are due December 5, 2016.

The Issue Corps experience combines virtual and face-to-face events to assist corps members in developing projects that can have a visible, measurable impact at the local level. Emphasis is on developing innovative projects, programming, applications of technology and professional skills, enabling members to design and implement new approaches they might not have the opportunity pursue otherwise.

Learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps and find answers to these questions and more.

  • What is an eXtension Issue Corps?
  • What does an Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps project look like?
  • How does the Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps work?
  • What is required to apply?
  • What are the proposal guidelines?

Additionally, the eXtension Issue Corps leadership team will present a special webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 2:00 p.m. ET to answer questions and provide more information on the Diversity & Inclusion Corps and this call for proposals. For details on this event and to add it to your calendar, visit https://learn.extension.org/events/2881.

National Tree Farmer Award goes to Eastern Oregon family

The Defrees family has been awarded the 2016 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award by the American Tree Farm System. The family will be honored in December at a reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. while celebrating the 75th anniversary of the program.

Congratulations to the Defrees family for a well deserved honor.

Capital PressOregon family wins national tree farmer award.

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations

A peek at the new OSU branding and logo refresh initiatives will be shared by Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing at the November 18 Quarterly Conversation. There will be opportunities for Q&A. In addition to Division updates, Kyle Cole, director of Precollege Programs and a member of the University Outreach and Engagement Council, will also be a guest sharing the unit’s outreach and engagement initiatives.

Join us!
November 18
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Kidder 202 or via livestream live.oregonstate.edu (session will also be recorded)

Extension in the News

Seminar teaches how to build a cabin in the woods
The News Review
October 30, 2016
Featuring Steve Bowers and  Francisca Belart

Healthy recipes and effective social marketing campaign improve eating habits
Eureka Alert!
November 3, 2016
Featuring Lauren Tobey, Food Hero