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.

In this week’s issue:

 

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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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

2014 Resized Maddy Debbie
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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In this week’s issue:

 

Required Statements (Affirmative Action, ADA, and Disclaimer): Now Easier to Find

EESC recently received some helpful feedback from Extension faculty about the location of links to required statements (Affirmative Action/Non-discrimination, American with Disabilities Act, and Disclaimer statements). These statements now have their own link within the Marketing Tools section of the OSU Extension Employee Resources site. (The statements used to be under the “mailing and correspondence” subhead.)

If you have questions about this change, or other website feedback, please contact Tamara Hill-Tanquist.

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UABC Accounting Manager, Linda Adams appointed Fiscal Officer for Oregon Sea Grant

From Dee Wendler:

Please join me on congratulating Linda Adams, UABC Accounting Manager, on her recent appointment as the new Fiscal Officer for Oregon Sea Grant! Linda has been with UABC since its inception, and has been an invaluable resource, both to UABC and OSU. She has worked tirelessly to provide excellent customer service, improve processes, increase collaboration, develop partnerships and promote the shared services model. We will miss her greatly, both professionally and personally.

I want to extend my sincere thanks to Linda for all of her support and assistance, both to UABC and to me personally as UABC Manager. We have begun recruitment for a Finance & Accounting Manager, and hope to have the position filled in late Winter. In the meantime, please direct questions to your UABC CARE team or to me directly.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

In this week’s issue:

 

Welcome Dave Hansen as the Interim Associate Provost/Associate Director of Extension

From Scott Reed:

It is my pleasure to announce that David Hansen has accepted the role of Interim Associate Provost of the Division and Associate Director of the OSU Extension Service effective January 1, 2016 on a 0.6 FTE basis. He will retain a 0.4 FTE role as Outreach and Engagement Lead for the Oregon Sea Grant Program where he manages Extension and communications faculty and the marine education team at the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center. Dave has served as program leader of the Sea Grant Extension program since October, 2010 when he joined OSU from the University of Delaware. He received a Ph. D. from Iowa State University in 1999.

Please join me in welcoming Dave to this important role.

Scott

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AP/AD Candidate Evaluation Forms due January 7

Evaluation Forms for the AP/AD candidates are due by January 7 to Jackie Russell (fill-able pdf, click submit button top left of form to automatically email).  To review the candidate open forum presentations, please visit the links below:

Nov. 18, Linda Alexander: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_qogjdjos

Nov. 19, Lindsey Shirley: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_focmrnbl

Dec. 2, Ken Martin: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_kqqpf6nj

Dec. 3, Ed Martin: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_ftyxmy20

Dec. 21, Bill Hubbard: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_mnndq33n

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Jenny East named Oregon Sea Grant’s Extension Boater Outreach Coordinator

Jenny East has been named Oregon Sea Grant’s new, full-time Extension boater outreach coordinator to work with recreational boaters on Oregon’s north coast, the Columbia River and in the Portland metro area.

She will work with the Oregon State Marine Board to inform boaters about the location and use of dockside “pump and dump” facilities for properly disposing of onboard toilet waste, part of the state’s ongoing efforts toward cleaner waterways.

East, who started Dec. 15, is temporarily working out of OSU Extension’s office in Newport, with plans to relocate to the Extension office in Washington County.

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Jenny East. Photo by Vanessa Ciccone

 

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Jenny East. Photo by Vanessa Ciccone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Outreach and Engagement Update – Predictions for 2016

To learn more about 2016 Predictions by Scott Reed, Vice Provost/Director of Edvention, visit the University Outreach and Engagement blog for the First Monday Update video.  If you have resolutions of your own that you would like to share with the Division, please do so in the comments.

 

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In this week’s issue:

 

OSUEA 2015 Awards

Below is the complete list of award recipients for 2015:

This year’s Hoecker Grant Awards:

Title: “Student-built Tsunami Quests Lead to Higher Ground”
Cait Goodwin – PI
Award: $4000

“Decrease Physical Inactivity and Change Health Behaviors in Community Setting”
Barbara Brody – PI
Award: $2090

“Commercial BeeKeeper Training Workshop”
Dr. Ramesh Sagili – PI
Award: $3655

“Smarter Cafeterias Training for Food Service Professionals”
Patty Case – PI
Award: $3500

“Expand the Seed to Supper Program in Benton and Linn County”
Brooke Edmunds – PI
Award: $2755

 

OSUEA Experienced Faculty Award

Jamie Davis – Lake County
Neil Bell – Polk & Marion County
Todd Williver – Lincoln County
Sandra Carlson – Clatsop County
Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas – 4-H Tech Wizards

 

OSUEA Newer Faculty Award

Dr. Ramesh Sagili – Corvallis
Katie Ahern – Deschutes County
Toni Stephan – Deschutes County
Jon Gandy – Jefferson County
Robin Maille – Union & Baker Counties

 

OSUEA Team Award

Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H!) Teens as Teachers Program
Mary Arnold, 4-H Youth Specialist
Carolyn Ashton – Benton County 4-H
Maggie Livesay – Benton County 4-H
Shanna Northway – Grant County 4-H
Barbara Brody – Malheur County 4-H
Sue Hunt – Josephine County 4-H
Judi Peters – Polk County 4-H
Lynette Black – Wasco County 4-H
Maureen Hosty – Metro 4-H

 

OSUEA Classified Staff Award

Holly Burton – Douglas County
Laurie Gibson – Linn County

 

OSUEA Educational Assistant Award

Jared Delay – Clatsop County
Jody Einerson – Benton County

OSUEA Professional Faculty Award (Administrative)

Kim McCullough – Wasco County

 

OSCAR HAGG Communication Award

Jenny Rudolph – Lead Principal Investigator
FCH/SNAP-Ed Programs – Columbia County
Lauren Tobey – Co-Principal Investigator
SNAP-Ed Program, State Team
Sandra Carlson – Co- Principal Investigator
Clatsop County 4-H
Mandy Hatfield – Co- Principal Investigator
FCH/SNAP-Ed Programs – Douglas County
Rose Jepson-Sullivan – Co-Principal Investigator
SNAP-Ed Program – Lane County & State Team

 

OSUEA Search For Excellence

Oregon Master Bee Keeper Program
Carolyn Breece and Dr. Ramesh Sagili

 

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AP/AD Candidate Open Forum Videos

If you were unable to watch the live streams of the Associate Provost/Associate Director of Extension candidate open forums, or would like to rewatch the presentations, they are available to watch at the links below:

Nov. 18, Linda Alexander: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_qogjdjos

Nov. 19, Lindsey Shirley: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_focmrnbl

Dec. 2, Ken Martin: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_kqqpf6nj

Dec. 3, Ed Martin: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_ftyxmy20

Dec. 21, Bill Hubbard: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_mnndq33n

 

Please fill out an evaluation form (Evaluation AP-AD) to use for input, due by January 7 to Jackie Russell (fill-able pdf, click submit button top left of form to automatically email

 

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CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement/FCH Program Leader Update

From Pamela Rose:

As many of you know the search for the new CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement/FCH Program Leader is underway. We understand that there are excellent candidates already in the pool, but the deadline is not until the end of January. With interviews to follow, it is likely that our new leader will hopefully be in place by June or before. Dean Tammy Bray sent out an email today addressing the interim leadership for this position. The FCH program leader duties are being addressed in a team approach. I have been asked to serve as the interim Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement for CPHHS (0.1 FTE) to focus on the following tasks:

  • Continue to move the dial and the dialogue in the role that Oregon Extension (particularly 4-H, FCH & SNAP Ed programs), along with our colleagues in CPHHS, plays in furthering the national Health Extension agenda
  • Continue to strengthen relationships across the college, the campus, and the state for outreach and engagement
  • Work with the team of CPHHS Associate Deans (Marie Harvey and Vicki Ebbeck) and Tammy Bray to review all Promotion and Tenure process and assist with preparations
  • Provide strong communication and overall leadership of the 4-H, FCH and SNAP-Ed units

I am excited to serve in this capacity for this interim period. These are important conversations that I have already begun to be a part of and that will only elevate and enhance the great work being done in Extension and within CPHHS.

 

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