In this week’s issue:

 

Welcome Roberta Riportella

From Pamela Rose:

Welcome to Roberta Riportella! Roberta will begin May 9th as our new Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement and Family & Community Health Program Leader. Roberta was able to join us on Monday and Tuesday of Spring Conference to meet many of the staff and get to know more about the great work happening here in Oregon.  Roberta has had a long and illustrious career in Extension, primarily at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but she has most recently been at Kansas State University as the Kansas Health Foundation Professor of Community Health. She has received numerous honors and awards.  She is recognized nationally for her leadership in Health Extension, serving on the ECOP Health Implementation Initiative, currently chairing the Health in All Policies Education team.  We are excited to have Roberta bring her leadership and experience to Oregon!

Have you registered for the O&E Colloquium?

Have you registered for this year’s O&E Colloquium? Different pathways to community engagement will be explored through the keynote speaker, four fast-paced five-minute presentations, poster session, Tweet-up, and awards of excellence. Discover. Celebrate. Create community.

Register by April 6 (registration is required). The event is free and open to the OSU campus community—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—and public, with one exception: an $18 charge to attend the awards luncheon (use indexes or pay with check at the door).

Congratulations Margie House

Margie welcomed a baby boy to the world. Details were not available at press time, but if you are able to share any further information about Margie’s new bundle of joy, please do so in the comments.

Alberta Johnston

From Extension Administration:

We write to share some sad news today, Alberta Johnston passed away on March 15th after a short illness.

Alberta was born in Hickman, Nebraska.  She began her 4-H experience as a 4-H/Home Economics agent in Wyoming, became an Extension specialist in Montana and Oregon, and eventually became the OSU Deputy Director of Extension.

After Alberta’s retirement from OSU Extension Service in 1991, she agreed to serve a six-month stint as the Interim Executive Director of the Oregon 4-H Foundation, to oversee a regional 4-H trustee training conference Oregon was hosting. That six-month job turned into a 20-year career.  During those twenty years, Alberta worked as a VOLUNTEER, never accepting a salary or any compensation.  She worked for love of the program, and the many benefits it provided to the youth of Oregon.

During her service, Oregon has become one of the top 4-H foundations in the country.  Policies and agreements were carefully put in place, helping the Oregon 4-H Foundation maintain its high level of professionalism and integrity.  She retired from this second career in 2010.  The Oregon 4-H Foundation and the Oregon 4-H Program would not be where we are today without Alberta’s wisdom, dedication and selfless support.  Oregon 4-H was very lucky on the day Alberta agreed to serve that six-month job.

Alberta touched many lives, and she will be greatly missed.

She requested that there not be a memorial service.

Donations in her memory can be made to Oregon 4-H Foundation, Alberta B. Johnston Administrative Endowment, 105 Ballard Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.

Obituary. 

Sandy Macnab to retire

Congratulations on your retirement Sandy and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to OSU Extension Services.

Please join Sherman and Wasco Counties in celebrating his 37 years of service.

Impact Statement Reporting for Extension Professionals

From eXtension:

Spring is traditionally Impact Statement Reporting season. In fall 2015, eXtension added the acclaimed Impact Statement Reporting Course to its Professional Development portfolio of courses for Cooperative Extension System professionals.

Created by the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University in collaboration with a nationwide team of Extension educators and trainers on impact report writing, the content addresses specifically the needs of Extension professionals.

eXtension’s online course format ensures continuity across trainings, widespread accessibility, and ease of use. This course provides a wealth of examples, resources, readings and assessments to support learners in applying the concepts and skills as rapidly as possible. Requiring approximately 80 minutes to complete, all at one time or across modules, this course provides timely instruction or can serve as a refresher as impact statement reporting deadlines approach.

Employees of eXtension member institutions receive this course as a Free Benefit through their institution’s membership. The course fee for employees of non-member institutions is $80.

Learn more about the Impact Statement Reporting Course and check out the free sampler of the course.

HAPPY PI DAY!!!

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In this week’s issue:

 

Congratulations Rose Jepson-Sullivan

Rose Jepson-Sullivan welcomed a sweet little baby boy to the world on Friday, March 11 at 8:22AM.  Please leave a comment to congratulate Rose, Andrew and precious Owen George.

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ACE Director-elect for Professional Development, Victor Villegas

The Association of Communications Excellence (ACE) members have elected Victor Villegas as the Director-elect for Professional Development. He now joins the ACE Board of Directors helping guide our organization as it continues to grow and evolve. He will assume the duties of that office at our 2016 Memphis Conference and summer board meeting in June. This leadership track results in Victor moving into Professional Development director the following year and serving in that role through June 2019.

Congratulations Victor! Thank you for representing OSU!

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CLATSOP COUNTY CHICK CAM!!!

Check out the Chicks of Clatsop County broadcasting LIVE on the Clatsop County Extension website.

They will be placed in the incubator on March 16th or 17th and will incubate for 21 days.  The expected hatch date will be April 6th or 7th.

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2016 University Outreach and Engagement Colloquium

Please join us for the OSU Outreach and Engagement Colloquium on Tuesday, April 12th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the main campus in Corvallis.  There is still time to register.

      • 11:30 a.m. – Community engagement is showcased starting with lunch and presentation of the Vice Provost Awards of Excellence and Alberta B. Johnston Awards for Extension Excellence
      • 12:45 p.m. – Four (4) fast-paced, five minute Ignite-style presentations highlight exceptional OSU engagement initiatives
        • Nicole Strong, Assistant Professor (Practice), Forestry and Natural Resources Extension: Forest restoration community outreach
        • Mark Farley, Hatfield Marine Science Center Cyberlab Project Manager: Working waterfront and business development apps build community and engage visitors
        • Chinweike Eseonu, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering: Sope-making machine created by OSU students expands capacity of local business
        • Mike Miller and Mark Stiffler, Ecampus Course Development and Training: Media objects developed for online courses
      • 1:30 p.m. – Publicly Engaged Scholarship in the 21st Century: BEWARE OF SHRINKING IMAGINATION, keynote presentation by Dr. Timothy K. Eatman
      • 2:15 p.m. – Poster session (and dessert), a showcase of diverse outreach and engagement efforts across OSU

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Together Towards Tomorrow: 2016 Spring Conference

4-H, FCH and NEP faculty and staff will be busy this week as they attend meetings and presentations in Portland at their annual spring conference. The whole Extension family is looking forward to hearing about the amazing work that comes from this conference.

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STOP and Think before you send that email out to OES State!

The ConnEXTions blog was redesigned to address the issue of email overload.  Instead of sending out an email every time leadership wanted to address the OSU Extension statewide community every time a non time sensitive subject arose, they would wait for it to be addressed in the weekly email. Since the frequency of information dissemination went from monthly to weekly, it was easier to do this.

If your communication isn’t time sensitive, email jill.wells@oregonstate.edu to have your information included in ConnEXTions. If you think your information will exceed the 250 word limit, you can condense it to the basic info, but include links to more information. Deadline for submissions will now be extended to noon on Fridays to encourage more to use this service.

We want to help cut down on information overload and help prevent messaging from getting lost in inboxes.

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Become a Twitter Phenom with eXtension

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The Division of University Outreach and Engagement is entering the world of Twitter (@OSU_OandE, #OSUEngage) and eXtension is making it easy for us.

Why embrace Twitter? It is an easy way to share information of value with peers, co-workers, community stakeholders and others. And you can post photos of the good work you’re doing and gain additional visibility.

If you’ve thought about using Twitter, but you haven’t tweeted yet and want to learn, read on.

WHAT: “Twitter in 15 Minutes!” a mini-webinar hosted by Victor Villegas. Learn Twitter basics and practice a few tweets to get the hang of it.

WHEN: March 17 at 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: To connect to the webinar, just click on this link. “Twitter in 15 Minutes” will be recorded and additional Twitter sessions will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

WHY: Engage with thought leaders, community stakeholders, and Outreach and Engagement (O&E) leadership and peers. We’ll be using Twitter to create conversation around the upcoming O&E Colloquium on April 12, where Dr. Timothy K. Eatman (@tkeatman) will discuss “Beware the Shrinking Imagination,” a declaration for us to reclaim engagement at the core of the university’s role in public life.

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Upcoming eXtension Webinars

Adobe Photoshop 101 – March 16 at 11:00AM Pacific Time

Unmanned Aircraft in Agriculture: Pest Management & Flight Performance: March 16 at 12:00PM Pacific Time

Twitter in 15 Minutes! – March 17 at 11:30AM Pacific Time

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The EESC Express: EESC Online Photo Archives

The next EESC/Express leaves the station Thursday, March 17th from 10– 10:30am

Hop aboard and join us for a short, 30-minute ride with—

  • Karen Zimmermann, Communications Support Specialist
  • Jeff Hino, EESC Learning Technology Leader

This week Karen will be sharing our EESC online photo archives, and showing you how to access award-winning photos for use in your outreach activities. Guaranteed to be useful stuff to know!

Get on board the web show here and enter meeting number 929 717 931

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

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In this week’s issue:

Register for the 2016 Outreach and Engagement Colloquium

Please join us for the University Outreach and Engagement Colloquium on Tuesday, April 12th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center in Corvallis.

        • 11:30 a.m. – Community engagement is showcased starting with lunch and presentation of the Vice Provost Awards of Excellence and Alberta B. Johnston Awards for Extension Excellence
        • 12:45 p.m. – Four (4) fast-paced, five minute Ignite-style presentations highlight exceptional OSU engagement initiatives
          • Nicole Strong, Assistant Professor (Practice), Forestry and Natural Resources Extension: Forest restoration community outreach
          • Mark Farley, Hatfield Marine Science Center Cyberlab Project Manager: Working waterfront and business development apps build community and engage visitors
          • Chinweike Eseonu, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering: Sope-making machine created by OSU students expands capacity of local business
          • Mike Miller and Mark Stiffler, Ecampus Course Development and Training: Media objects developed for online courses
        • 1:30 p.m. – Publicly Engaged Scholarship in the 21st Century: BEWARE OF SHRINKING IMAGINATION, keynote presentation by Dr. Timothy K. Eatman
        • 2:15 p.m. – Poster session (and dessert), a showcase of diverse outreach and engagement efforts across OSU

Register today for the day of engaging events. The Ignite presentations and keynote address will be live streamed and recorded.

For more information about the Colloquium, visit outreach.oregonstate.edu/colloquium.

 

Juntos Campaign: “OSU Juntos-Together for a Better Education” 

The second annual fundraising campaign, “OSU Juntos- Together for a Better Education” is now live. The funds from the campaign are dedicated to providing needed resources for Juntos programming in the state. Resources like transportation to college visits, meals, childcare, and hosting the 2017 Juntos Family day.

More information on the campaign visit the Open Campus website, https://create.osufoundation.org/juntos 

In this week’s issue:

Llama, Sheep, cow, goat, chicken
Photo by Rob MacInnis. Visit more farm photos by MacInnis at http://www.robmacinnis.com/farm-series
Tweet by @SimonNRicketts

Outreach and Engagement Colloquium Poster Session

Showcase outreach and engagement programs and community engaged scholarship to peers, university leadership and potential collaborators with a poster at the 2016 Outreach and Engagement Colloquium on April 12, 2016.

The poster session is a new feature of the colloquium. Poster submissions are due TODAY February 29. In process or completed programs and community engaged scholarship by faculty, staff and OSU students are encouraged to apply for the competitive poster session. Learn about poster guidelines here.

Contact AnnMarie.Murphy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

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Juntos Campaign: “OSU Juntos-Together for a Better Education” Launches March 1!

We are excited to share our second annual fundraising campaign, “OSU Juntos- Together for a Better Education.” The funds from the campaign are dedicated to providing needed resources for Juntos programming in the state. Resources like transportation to college visits, meals, childcare, and hosting the 2017 Juntos Family day.

More information on the campaign can be found below and on our website, https://create.osufoundation.org/juntos (Goes LIVE on March 1)

Juntos provides programming resources to traditionally underserved communities in Oregon.  Currently, our Juntos communities include:

  • Madras
  • Culver
  • Tillamook
  • Warm Springs (Papalaxsimisha)
  • Sisters
  • McMinnville
  • The Dalles
  • Hood River
  • Dayton
  • Sisters
  • Redmond
  • Corvallis

Generous community support has made Juntos a huge success in Oregon. In just four years, our Juntos graduates have achieved:

  • 100% high school graduation rate
  • 100% college-going rate
  • 100% first-term college success rate

We know Juntos works because communities are empowered to engage with their schools and with their children. Providing access to the program is our priority in 2015, and with your help, we can continue to provide curriculum and resources to communities in Oregon.

The main goals and outcomes for Juntos include:

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Increased access to college
  • Increased understanding of high school graduation requirements
  • Increased understanding of and completion of college applications and FAFSA
  • Increased collaboration between families and school districts
  • Increased family empowerment to engage in their communities

Examples of costs and sponsorship levels include:

  • $10 FAMILY MEAL SPONSOR: Sponsorship for a family’s meal during one Juntos session.
  • $100 CHILDCARE SPONSOR: Sponsorship includes a night of childcare during a Juntos session. This allows the entire family to attend a night full of activities with positive impact on K-20 success.
  • $200 DINNER SPONSOR: Provides all of the meals for an entire Juntos session.
  • $1,000 SESSION SPONSOR: Covers all costs associated with a week of programming in an existing Juntos site.
  • $6,500 JUNTOS SPONSOR: This level provides all the necessary resources to facilitate a community’s first 6 week Juntos Cohort.
  • $10,000 SUMMER PROGRAM SPONSOR: Provides all necessary resources for summer programming for youth and families.
  • $15,000 STATEWIDE FAMILY DAY: Annually, Juntos families join together at Oregon State to learn about college-life and accessing financial aid, tour OSU dorms, listen to student panels, compete in the annual community soccer tournament, and fiesta. Sponsorship covers facilities, transportation, and meals for students and families from around the state.
  • $25,000 JUNTOS ENDOWMENT: Permanently endows resources for Juntos programming in a site of your choice.

No matter the amount, your tax-deductible donation will have a profound long term impact on a program that is changing lives. To donate, visit our website at: https://create.osufoundation.org/juntos (Goes LIVE March 1!)

Thank you for taking the time, and please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.

Juntos 2016 Campaign
Open Campus 2016 Juntos CREATE Campaign

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Open forums for the Public Issues Education Leader candidates

Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) invites you to attend and participate in the presentations and open forums for the Public Issues Education Leader candidates.

This is an important leadership position in our unit. The Public Issues Education Leader, along with the EESC news team, develops strategies and content for news, media relations, social media, and impact/accountability communications that support the public service mission of the OSU Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station and enhance public understanding of science and public issues.

Please see below for the dates and times. All sessions will be located 3622 The Valley Library (Willamette East) or by livestream at http://live.oregonstate.edu/ (chat not available).

  • Monday, March 7, 10:00 – 10:35 a.m., Kristy Athens
  • Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 – 10:35 a.m., Gail Wells

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Looking Good!

Thanks and kudos to Holly Burton, office specialist with OSU Extension in Douglas County. Holly used an OSU template to create a flyer for Douglas County Extension forester candidate presentations. It’s a great example of using an OSU template for an Extension event. It’s attractive and appropriately branded, with all required statements. Nice work, Holly!

Do you have other examples to share? The OSU Extension marketing Google+ community group is a place to share best practices, ask questions, get input, and connect with others on marketing-related topics.

Jennifer Alexander & Erik Simmons
Extension and Experiment Station Communications

Flyer
Flyer by Holly Burton with Douglas County Extension

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Journal of Extension, February 2016

From Marc Braverman, OSU Liaison for the Journal of Extension

The February 2016 issue of the Journal of Extension is now posted and available for your scholarly perusal. The issue is summarized in the email below, with links to each of the articles. To reach the journal’s web page itself (as I hope you know already…), go to: www.joe.org

And I am pleased to announce that our long drought of no-JOE-articles is over! Mary Arnold, from our 4-H Youth Development program, has an outstanding article in this issue titled, “Program Theory and Quality Matter: Changing the Course of Extension Program Evaluation.” Congrats to Mary and her co-author, Melissa Cater from LSU.

Also in this issue, there are:

  • a welcome from the new JOE editor, Debbie Allen
  • a short and informative commentary article with tips on how Extension professionals can incorporate writing into their busy schedules (“Finding the Motivation…”)
  • several articles with ideas about conducting surveys of clientele
  • numerous articles with tips on conducting Extension evaluations
  • lots of subject matter articles

Come on, people! Let’s keep those manuscripts flying. Check out that Commentary article on Extension scholarship (by Rebecca Mills and colleagues), and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about submitting an article to JOE.

And if you are interested in being a reviewer of manuscript submissions for JOE, check out the link for “How can I become a JOE reviewer” on the FAQ page: http://www.joe.org/about-faqs.php#rp01

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In this week’s issue:

 

OSU Extension website upgrade project begins

We have some exciting news. The project to update the OSU Extension family of websites has begun!

OSU Extension must have an effective, engaging web presence to remain relevant and successful in an increasingly digital world.

Here’s how we’ll get there:

  • This morning, the newly formed Extension Web Steering Committee is having their first meeting. This small, committed team of Extension faculty and staff will help guide the process, and be our advisors and connectors to the broader needs of our organization and those we serve.
  • During the next 5 months, EESC will conduct research and collect the feedback we will need to create an effective, engaging web presence for OSU Extension. Then, we’ll start creating it.
  • You can expect regular updates to the organization on process and progress, and opportunities for input.

For additional details, including the timeline, milestones, steering committee members and more, see the OSU Extension website upgrade plan.

If you have questions at any time, please contact EESC (or by phone: 541-737-3311).

 

Draft 3 – Division of O&E Strategic Plan, Values & Goals

From Lena Etuk:

Again, a big thank you to the 160+ people across the Division who participated in the Draft 2 review sessions January 22nd through 29th and emailed in feedback about that draft of values and goals!

The Strategic Plan Steering Committee and the Executive Team have reconciled your feedback, and have developed the attached draft based on your input (this is Draft 3). Visit the Strategic Plan blog to access this draft and to get other information about the plan development process.

Please join me for the final feedback session on the Division’s values and goals, to discuss Draft 3:
Tuesday, March 1st, 10:00am – 12:00pm

This will be a WebEx meeting that you can join from this link:
https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/j.php?MTID=m44149f238ca658d5023b619689601f95

To connect to the audio portion of the webinar, choose one of these call-in options:

  • Call-in using your computer, if you have a microphone and speakers on or a headset for your computer (I strongly encourage this option, since it’s free for everyone and easy)
  • Call-in via phone (+1-415-655-0002, Access code: 927 648 271)

Note: Even though you will have to use a long-distance code to dial this number from an OSU campus phone, there will not actually be a charge – per OSU’s recent change in long-distance charge policy. For those of you off-campus, without free long-distance service provided by Jive, if this long-distance charge will be a hardship for your office, please let me know.

As with Draft 2, you also have an opportunity to provide feedback on Draft 3 via email in case you cannot attend the WebEx feedback session. Please email me your feedback on Draft 3 by 10:00am, March 2, 2016.

Thank you for your continued involvement with this process. Your thoughts and ideas are highly valued by all of us on the committee and on the Executive Team.

 

Outreach and Engagement Colloquium Poster Session

Showcase outreach and engagement programs and community engaged scholarship to peers, university leadership and potential collaborators with a poster at the 2016 Outreach and Engagement Colloquium on April 12, 2016.

The poster session is a new feature of the colloquium. Poster submissions are due February 29. In process or completed programs and community engaged scholarship by faculty, staff and OSU students are encouraged to apply for the competitive poster session. Learn about poster guidelines here.

Contact AnnMarie.Murphy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

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Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation

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

QUARTERLY CONVERSATION

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What will it mean to you?

What will it do for your work?

How will it enhance your ability to promote learner success?

What content sources will be available?

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

When and where can you get started?

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Returning to a Station Near You – The EESC Express

Our Webex monthly talk show featuring

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

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

Hop aboard!

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

 

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

Meeting number: 929 218 967

 

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

by Extension and Experiment Station Communications

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Seeking Nominations for 2016 Alberta B. Johnston Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

VICE PROVOST AWARDS

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

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County or Program Methods of Communication

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

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

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Oregon State sees its future far beyond Corvallis

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

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In this week’s issue:

Note of appreciation to Nik Wiman, Jay Pscheidt & Clare Sullivan from OSU Extension Lane County

OSU Extension Lane County would like to thank our Extension colleagues for presenting at our annual PNW Short Course for Pesticide Applicators. The event was held on February 2 in Eugene and provided eight recertification credit hours to 88 attendees. A BIG thank you to Nik Wiman (Horticulture), Jay Pscheidt (Botany & Plant Pathology), Clare Sullivan (Crop & Soil Science) along with speakers from the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Long Tom Watershed Council for making this event a success.

Thank you from the OSU Extension Lane County workshop organizers Brooke Edmunds and Linda Renslow!

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Seeking Nominations for 2016 Alberta B. Johnston Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

VICE PROVOST AWARDS

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

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In this week’s issue:

 

Extension Fast Facts

Digital Measures, Extension’s new electronic reporting system, is now the primary source for all federal and state reports, briefings and presentations; the annual academic report to the Provost; budget support materials at all levels; press releases and media alerts; marketing and social media efforts; and many more communications efforts. Thanks to each of you who contributed to our good news bounty through entering your 2015 information and impact statements into Digital Measures.

Here are some fast facts pulled from Digital Measures that have been included in the 2015 federal report of accomplishments:

• 181 FTE Extension faculty and staff paid on federal and state dollars, 8 additional positions from 2014
• 14,582 Extension volunteers, 1,111 more than last year
• 2.1 million Oregonians engaged at some level with Extension, or 2,117,137 if you want to be exact
• 190 scholarly publications and peer-invited presentations authored by Extension faculty

The federal report of accomplishments is due April 1, 2016. It has three parts: 1) inputs, the faculty and staff FTE and number of volunteers, 2) the outputs, the number of contacts by adult (direct and indirect) and youth (direct and indirect) and the number of scholarly pubs and presentations, and 3) impact. In the weeks ahead, the impact statements you submitted into Digital Measures will be read and edited to tell OSU Extension’s success story. This year there is a record number of impact statements to choose from and the quality continues to improve. Your work is greatly appreciated. The impact statements are proof positive that you are making a difference in the lives of Oregon’s people!

-Deborah J. Maddy

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Poster Session at the University Outreach and Engagement Colloquium

Showcase outreach and engagement programs and community engaged scholarship to peers, university leadership and potential collaborators with a poster at the 2016 Outreach and Engagement Colloquium on April 12, 2016.

The poster session is a new feature of the colloquium. Poster submissions are due February 29. In process or completed programs and community engaged scholarship by faculty, staff and OSU students are encouraged to apply for the competitive poster session. Learn about poster guidelines here.

Contact Ann.Murphy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

2016 Vice Provost Awards of Excellence Nominations due February 17th. 

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Brooke Edmunds’ AM Northwest Appearance 

Congratulations to Brooke Edmunds, assistant professor of horticulture and Master Gardener coordinator for OSU Extension, for her appearances on AM Northwest, a popular morning TV show in Portland. Edmunds’ latest interview centered around feeding birds in winter, a subject prompted by a story released by Extension and Experiment Station Communications.

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Extension Retirements: Debbie Maddy and Janice Cowan

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Debbie Maddy

Debbie Maddy, Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement, Associate Director of OSU Extension, is officially retired after 38 years as an Extension Professional. Her last day in the office was Thursday, January 28th.

 

Janice Cowan, our Baker County 4-H Program Agent for the last 25 years has retired! Janice has taught, coached, mentored and inspirited generations of 4-H kids and her energetic and passionate leadership will be greatly missed by everyone. Please come join in celebrating the beginning of her next great adventure on February 6th from 4 to 6 P.M. here at the Baker County Extension building, 2600 East Street, Baker City, Oregon. The party will include music, food, excellent beverages and of course a little good-humored roasting and story-telling honoring a truly amazing and inspiring 4H Agent.

You can RSVP for the event by calling the Baker County Extension office at 541-523-6418 or email Jayne.kellar@oregonstate.edu. If you are unable to attend and would like to send a card, a story or gift, send it to: OSU Baker County Extension Service, 2600 East Street, Baker City, OR. 97814. See you there!

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In this week’s issue:

 

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

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

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

VICE PROVOST AWARDS

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

ALBERTA B. JOHNSTON EXTENSION AWARDS
Also presented at the awards luncheon are the Alberta B. Johnston Extension awards. Alberta Johnston served the Extension Service for 40 years as county Extension agent, specialist, and administrator in Wyoming, Montana and Oregon. On her retirement as Deputy Director of the Oregon State University Extension Service, she endowed these awards to outstanding performance of Extension educators and administrators. The recipients will receive $1,000, a plaque, and have his or her name added to a permanent plaque.

Alberta B. Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education – recognizes outstanding OSU Extension educators. Nominees must be currently employed as an Extension faculty, specialist, or educational program assistant. Nominees will be evaluated on their demonstrated excellence in planning, conducting, evaluating, and sharing with colleagues Extension educational programs that have made a significant difference in the lives of Oregonians.

Alberta B. Johnston Award for Extension Leadership – recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the OSU Extension Service through creative and effective administrative and/or educational program leadership. Nominees must have been an administrator or providing educational leadership (or a combination of the two) for at least three consecutive years. Eligible positions include, but are not limited to, faculty, specialists, program leader, unit leader, department head, administration, assistant/associate director, or director.

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In this week’s issue:

 

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

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

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

VICE PROVOST AWARDS

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

ALBERTA B. JOHNSTON EXTENSION AWARDS
Also presented at the awards luncheon are the Alberta B. Johnston Extension awards. Alberta Johnston served the Extension Service for 40 years as county Extension agent, specialist, and administrator in Wyoming, Montana and Oregon. On her retirement as Deputy Director of the Oregon State University Extension Service, she endowed these awards to outstanding performance of Extension educators and administrators. The recipients will receive $1,000, a plaque, and have his or her name added to a permanent plaque.

Alberta B. Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education – recognizes outstanding OSU Extension educators. Nominees must be currently employed as an Extension faculty, specialist, or educational program assistant. Nominees will be evaluated on their demonstrated excellence in planning, conducting, evaluating, and sharing with colleagues Extension educational programs that have made a significant difference in the lives of Oregonians.

Alberta B. Johnston Award for Extension Leadership – recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the OSU Extension Service through creative and effective administrative and/or educational program leadership. Nominees must have been an administrator or providing educational leadership (or a combination of the two) for at least three consecutive years. Eligible positions include, but are not limited to, faculty, specialists, program leader, unit leader, department head, administration, assistant/associate director, or director.

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Oregon State University well represented in eXtension i-Three Issue Corps

All three i3Corps project proposals submitted by OSU Extension faculty and staff were accepted to be a part of the innovative project.  Congratulations to Brooke Edmunds, Amy Garett and Victor Villegas.

https://extension.org/2016/01/12/extension-launches-2016-i-three-issue-corps/

https://extension.org/issues/2016-i-three-corps-roster/

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Coming Soon to a Station Near You – The EESC Express

A new Webex monthly talk show featuring

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

The next EESC/Express leaves the station Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

Hop aboard and join

  • Jeff Hino, EESC Learning Technology Leader, talking about engaging Millennials
  • Jennifer Alexander, EESC Interim Director, talking about the new EESC website

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

Get your tickets here:
Join WebEx meeting
Access code: 922 574 666

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Congratulations Doug Hart

After 27 years of service to Oregon State University, Doug Hart will be retiring.  He spent 18 years as a 4-H faculty member and nine years in Extension Administration.  Be sure to wish him good luck before his last day on February 29th.

“I’ll take advantage of the Leap Day to leap into my retirement.” -Doug Hart

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