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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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.


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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:

Nov. 19, Lindsey Shirley:

Dec. 2, Ken Martin:

Dec. 3, Ed Martin:

Dec. 21, Bill Hubbard:

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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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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:

Nov. 19, Lindsey Shirley:

Dec. 2, Ken Martin:

Dec. 3, Ed Martin:

Dec. 21, Bill Hubbard:


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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Draft 1 Division Values & Goals

The first draft of the values and goals for the Division that are in development for inclusion in the 2016 Strategic Plan are available online for you to review. Your input is valued.

Please note, between January 22nd and January 29th she will be holding a series of meetings for all Division faculty and staff to get your detailed feedback on the next draft of the values and goals.

The committee is gathering input now from the Division Executive Team, Program Leaders, Directors, and Regional Administrators on this draft. January 22nd through January 29th is the time for Division faculty and staff to give detailed feedback on the next draft of the values and goals. At that time any and all aspects of the draft will be on the table for revision.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback for us, please contact a member of the committee:

Unit within the DivisionCommittee RepresentativeContact Information
EESCDio Morales541-737-0814;
Extended CampusLisa Templeton541-737-1279;
ExtensionDerek Godwincell 503-510-7582;
Extension Lena Etuk (Committee Chair)541-737-6121;
Open CampusJeff Sherman 541-737-1384;
PACEJohn Buzzard541-737-5741;


More Worthy award recipients at OSU Extension Conference:

4-H Hall of Fame

Sherri Jensen, Yamhill County

Mary Mosier, Lane County

Barbara Sawer, Benton County

Sue Weinbrecht, Linn County


ESP Retiree Service Award

Duane Johnson

Tammy Skubinna


25 Years of Extension Service

Scott Reed

Willie Riggs

Doug Hart

Janice Cowan

Mylen Bohle


Also a note of congratulations to Patricia Dawson, 4-H Faculty Member in Umatilla County who is the National President of Epsilon Sigma Phi through 2016.


Extension Annual Conference Follow-up.  

Chris Geith presentation:

For those who missed it or anyone who wants a refresher, the presentation by Chis Geith, CEO of eXtension, is available online.

As a follow up to Mark Pratten’s presentation:

Op-ed: Correcting myths about Millennials
America’s students are speaking up about complex flaws in higher education—but because of their age, few people are bothering to listen, Sophia McClennen writes in Quartz. Read more

Links to photos taken during the conference award ceremonies:

4-H Hall of Fame: 




Thank you to your years of service to OSU Extension and best of luck in your retirement.

Janice Cowan, Baker County Extension

Sandy Macnab, Sherman County Extension

Randy Mills, Umatilla County Extension

Jim Reeb, Lincoln County Office


Congratulations Wasco County 4-H Robotics Teams

Two 4-H Robotics Teams from Wasco County, Fusion X and System Overload, have been selected to compete in the state tournament at Liberty High School January 9-10. Please visit The Dalles Chronicle article to learn more about these awesome teams coached by OSU Extension employee Lu Seapy and North Wasco County School District employee, Jesus Acosta.

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Students Jordan Scherer, Leo Polehn, Trenton Schacher, Shane Squires, and Jacob Ganders explain how they built and programmed a unique robot design to a panel of tournament judges.
Two Wasco County 4-H / The Dalles Middle School Lego Robotics show off their advancement and robot design trophies. Back Row: Shane Squires, Jordan Scherer, Leo Polehn. Middle Row: Francis Fuller, Jacob Ganders, Trenton Schacher,. Front Row: Ian Casteneda, Keenan Kuku, Angel Garcia, Gabe Stein.
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Fusion X team members Shane Squires, Gabe Stein, Jordan Scherer, Nathan Ganders, Jacob Ganders, and Trenton Schacher watch as their robot attempts to press the correct button to activate the Composter Mission


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Extension Annual Conference Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 Extension Annual Conference a success.

Extension Administration and OSUEA is interested in your feedback. Please take the time to fill out the short survey on the conference so that the committee can make any needed adjustments for next year.

While at conference, was there a moment when things finally clicked for you? Did you learn a new approach to solving a problem? Did you learn something new about a program, employee or Extension all together? If you had an “A-ha” moment while at conference, please share it with us in the comment section.

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Faculty and Staff Awards Recognition at the 2015 Extension Conference

OSUEA Awards 

The OSUEA Awards are to recognize superior and distinguished achievement of OSU Extension Association faculty and staff. The Dale and Alice Hoecker family established the Extension Innovative Grant Program in 2001 to encourage and support Extension faculty in developing and delivering programs that address a high priority need for an Oregon target audience through creative and innovative approaches. Hoecker grant recipients receive up to $4,000 for their proposed project.

Hoecker Newer Faculty
Toni Stephan
Robin Maille
Ramesh Sagili
Katie Ahern
Jon Gandy

Hoecker Experienced Faculty
Jamie Davis
Neil Bell
Todd Williver
Sandra Carlson
Octaviano Merecias

Professional Faculty
Kim McCullough

Education Program Assistant
Jared Delay
Jodi Einerson

Classified Staff
Holly Burton
Laurie Gibson

Youth Advocates for Health Yeah 4-H
Mary Arnold
Maggie Livesay
Shana Withee
Barbara Brody
Sue Hunt
Lynette Black
Maureen Hosty

Oscar Hagg Extension Communication
Food Hero
Jenny Rudolph
Lauren Tobey
Sandra Carlson
Mandy Hatfield
Rose Jepson Sullivan

Hoecker Innovation Grant Program
Cait Goodwin
Barbara Brody
Ramesh Sagili
Patty case
Brooke Edmunds


OSU Extension Association Search for Excellence Awards
The Search for Excellence program recognizes and honors accomplishments in Extension Education through an OSUEA peer selection and review process.

Oregon Master Beekeeper Program

Team Members: Caroln Breece and Dr. Ramesh Sagili


Ask an Expert

When the very first online question arrived in our system in 2011, few knew that OSU Extension Service’s Ask an Expert system would become a flagship engagement tool for OSU Extension. Since that time, Extension faculty, staff and Master Gardener™ volunteers have answered over 15,000 questions, reaching out to thousands of Oregonians—more than half of whom of whom have never before interacted with Extension.

Faculty Exceptional Performer
Pam Opfer, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Benton County

Faculty Exceptional Performer Runner-up
Bill Buhrig, Crops & Forages Faculty, Malheur County

Volunteer Exceptional Performer
Pat Patterson, Master Gardener, Lane County

Volunteer Exceptional Performer Runner-up
Anna Ashby, Master Gardener, Yamhill County

Question of the Year
Linda Brewer, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Horticulture Department


ESP Faculty & Staff Awards

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and developing the Extension profession and professional. These awards are designed to pay the highest chapter tribute to Extension professionals who have consistently exhibited leadership and excellence in Extension program planning, delivery, evaluation, program support and/or administration.

Meritorious Support Service
Katie Johnson
Francesca Lopez
Patti Craven

Distinguished Team
Lynette Black
Dani Annala

Diversity Multicultural Individual
Barbara Brody

Diversity Multicultural Team
OSU Open Campus Juntos Program
Jeff Sherman
Ana Gomez
Ruth Jones
Jennifer Oppenlander
Ann Harris
Maydra Valencia
Emily Henry
Brenda Guiterrez

Early Career Service
Luisa Santamaria

Mid Career Service
Mike Knutz

Distinguished Service
Joy Jones

Continued Excellence
Janice Smiley

Visionary Leadership
Deborah Maddy

Administrative Leadership
Doug Hart

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Mark Platten presentation

For those of you who weren’t able to attend Keynote Speaker, Mark Platten’s presentation at the Extension Conference, or need a refresher, you can view his presentation slides here.

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Vote for your favorite OSU climate or food systems project

At the Annual Extension Conference, Chris Geith, CEO of eXtension, presented on the i-Three strategy to develop new programs centered on Issues, Innovation and Impact where a group of 200 Cooperative Extension System professionals will make up the i-Three Corps. Three (3) Extension Professionals in Oregon have submitted applications to be a part of that group and you can vote for Amy Garett, Brooke Edmunds or Victor Villegas to be a part co-inventing the future.

eXtension will work alongside them to make a measurable impact on issues related to climate and food systems by experimenting with new tools and modeling new behaviors. Help OSU stand out by voting for your favorite OSU project (only one vote per person). Voting closes at midnight on December 16. To learn more about the projects and to vote for your OSU favorite, click: Seed to Supper, Dry Farming Project, and Drones aiding food security and sustainability. If you’d like to learn about the other 97 nominated programs, go to Vote For the Corps.

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Digital Measures video resources now online

Linda Brewer has posted videos on the Extension/CAS Digital measures for you to reference. The videos include information on:

  • 2015 Reporting Checklist for Extension
  • Using Digital Measures – Getting Help!
  • How to login
  • And MORE!

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Thank you for Tweeting

While at the 2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference, many attendees took to social media with the hashtag #OSUExtCon. It was great to see people engaged with the conference in a different way.  During Chris Geith’s presentation, attendees were encouraged to tweet their answer to the question, “What would you like to learn in 15 minutes?”

The hashtag was shared with another OSU who happened to be having an Extension Conference at the same time. Oregon State had the opportunity to learn about Ohio State’s Extension Conference by viewing all the tweets to #OSUExtCon.

For a recap of the conference, check out all the tweets from both universities here.

If you would like to learn more about how to effectively use social media, Victor Villegas will be hosting a Social Media webinar on December 16th at 11am through eXtension.

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In this week’s issue:


2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference

Campus will be busy with OSU Extension faculty and staff this week as they attend the 2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference.  The office for Extension Administration will be lightly staffed this week. Look for an update on the conference in next week’s ConnEXTion newsletter.

Using social media to share your thoughts on conference?  Use #OSUExtCon to help collect your thoughts and engage with other attendees.


Congratulations to Derek Godwin and Donita Roseboro

The next time you see Derek and Donita please be sure to wish them them much happiness on their marriage.  The two were married on November 27, 2015.

In this week’s issue:


County Leader Task Force Submits Report

As OSU Extension transitioned into the Regional Administration Model the County Leader role was shaped by the unique situation and needs of each county. The recent evaluation of the Regional Model indicated that this organic approach caused confusion and concern among internal and external stakeholders. In response, a task force was appointed to more clearly define and standardize the CL role and make recommendations for improving the CL assignment. Sincere thanks to Pamela Rose, Program Leader and former County Leader for Marion and Polk counties; Derek Godwin, West Central Regional Administrator; Bob Parker, County Leader for Baker County; Pat Corcoran, County Leader for Clatsop County; Tracy Brunner, County Leader for Klamath County; Rebecca Badger, Ecampus Marketing Project Manager; Alfonso Bradoch, DLS Director, and task force chair Eric Dunker, Coastal Oregon Regional Administrator, for their time, energy and thorough work. Please read the report before Extension Annual Conference. Time will be dedicated on Tuesday morning of the Extension Annual Conference to hearing your reactions to and comments about the recommendations.


Digital Measures, the next thing after SOARS

If you missed the Digital Measures webinar last week, check out the archived version at

A question was asked during the webinar about the deadline for entering 2015 data. January 10, 2016, is the deadline for all Extension faculty to enter 2015 accomplishments and impact statements in Digital Measures, including on-going data (number of contacts, number of volunteers, external funding, scholarly publications/presentations, and awards).


Open Forums Associate Provost of Outreach & Engagement/Associate Director of Extension – 12/2 & 12/3

Reminder of the for the Open Forum presentations for two candidates for Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement and Associate Director for Extension Service.

For the Q&A portion of the Forums, off-campus sites connecting by video conference may submit questions for candidates by email during the Forum to I’ll be monitoring email and will relay your questions to the candidates. (Reminder that your audio will need to remain muted during the Forums).

December 2, Dr. Kenneth Martin, Ohio State University Extension
9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, and video conference

December 3, Dr. Edward Martin, University of Arizona
9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, and video conference

Upcoming Forums:
December 21, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, Dr. William Hubbard, University of Georgia


2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference

As a reminder the 2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference begins on Monday, December 7th on the Corvallis campus. Conference organizers would like to inform you that no name badges will be provided at the event, so please remember to bring your Orange OSU Extension name badge.  However, if you have misplaced your badge, the last order has already been submitted and you will not be able to get a new one in time.

The organizers are busy with final details, but if you do have any questions you can call the main Extension Administration phone line at 541-737-2713.


“Life” Campaign Sunsets

The “Life. Get Good at It.” Campaign was introduced several years ago to raise awareness about Extension with the general public.

Since 2012, no additional investment has been made in the campaign. With efforts underway to update Division and Extension websites, the time is right to remove references to the old campaign.

Effective December 31, 2015, “Life” materials and the page itself will be removed from the Extension website.

Discussions about how to position and increase awareness of Extension will continue to take place in the coming months, starting with a conversation with Regional Administrators about marketing on Dec.1.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (, 541-737-1327).



OSU has established a partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for them to offer the OMSI Science Communication Fellows Workshop on campus from Jan to Mar 2016. This program prepares selected faculty and students to increase their effectiveness in science communication and  outreach events.  Participants in the program also become eligible to participate in “Meet-a-Scientist” nights at OMSI.

The cost of the program is $2500 per participant, and the Division of University Outreach and Engagement will support up to three Division faculty/staff with a 50% scholarship. Details about the program and application procedures are at:


EdTechLN Learning Opportunities at NAEPSDP, Dec 1-3!

Join the #EdTechLN at the National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals Conference– even if you’re not attending in person! 

The EdTechLN will be facilitating five breakout sessions during the conference. Each session will be streamed Live via Periscope for those who want to join virtually. Follow Paul Hill (@4Hpro) & Jamie Seger (@JamieMSeger) on Twitter to see the Live stream link once each session starts!

EdTechLN-Led Session Schedule:
-Tuesday, December 1-
@ 11:45am PT / 2:45pm ET: Narrate Your Work

-Wednesday, December 2-
@ 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET: The New Peer Review: Digital Scholarship in a World of Traditional Pubs
@ 1:45pm PT / 4:45pm ET: Social Media Analytics Workshop
@ 2:30pm PT / 5:30pm ET: How to Manage Information Flow and Curate for Thought Leadership in Social Media

-Thursday, December 3rd-
@9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET: Digital and Social Media Confab

View the entire NAEPSDP agenda here.

Ed Tech Learning Network Blog & Social Media:
Click here to visit the Ed Tech Learning Network blog and see the many ways you can get more involved and more engaged, including on social media:

Facebook / Google+ / Twitter [#EdTechLN] / Pinterest

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Changes within Extension Regions

Effective November 23, 2015, Mary Corp has accepted a .5 FTE assignment as Director for the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC). Mary will maintain a .5 FTE as the OSU Regional Administrator for Gilliam, Morrow and Umatilla counties now composing the Columbia Plateau. Congratulations to Mary on her new assignment!

And as you have probably guessed, this new assignment for Mary means some changes for counties within the regions. Sherman County will join Hood River and Wasco counties in the Mid-Columbia Region, with Brian Tuck serving as RA. Wheeler County will join the Warm Springs Reservation and Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook counties for a revision of the Central Oregon Region under Dana Martin’s leadership. Grant County will become part of the East Region, joining Baker, Union, Wallowa and Malheur counties where Carole Smith serves as RA. Sincere thanks to Brian, Dana and Carole for their flexibility and willingness to expand their regions.

For those who are visual learners, refer to the map that reflects the changes.

I am pleased to share that Claire Sponseller has accepted a 0.2 FTE County Leader assignment for Umatilla County, beginning December 1, 2015. Welcome to the CL team, Claire!

O&E, equity, and inclusion: What’s the Story?

Did you know there is a Diversity Catalyst Team Steering Committee of your peers from across the Division of Outreach & Engagement? Join us for this exciting interactive session. Learn what we’ve been up to, why it’s important to all of us to be intentional about equity and inclusion, and how we each play a critical role in making our workplace welcoming and inclusive. Bring your ideas and your questions. We hope to see you there!

Be sure to attend this session with the Diversity Catalyst Team Steering Committee at the upcoming Extension Conference. This particular session is open to all faculty and staff across the Division.

Time: December 9 from 3:00 to 4:15
Place: CH2MHill Alumni Center
Topic: O&E, equity, and inclusion: What’s the story?
Non-Extension registration link:

New EESC Website

We’re happy to announce the new EESC website. Overall, we hope you’ll find our new site to be simple, clear, direct, and helpful. The site includes:

  • What we do: In this section, learn about the different ways—news stories, publications, apps, multimedia, and more—that we use to help you develop engaging, effective educational resources and tell the stories of how you are making Oregon and the world a better place.
  • Working with us: We help you plan and complete great educational projects. And we help you get the word out about the great work you’re doing. In this section, you’ll find information on how to get started working with us and on the trainings we provide.
  • Project gallery: Want to see examples of how we can work together? This section includes links to projects we have done with faculty using a variety of communication and technology tools to reach audiences across the state and around the world.

On each page, you’ll find a link to submit a project request, so it is easy to start working with us. We also have a place on every page to submit a news tip. We want to hear from you!

-Your EESC colleagues

Upcoming Events

USDA to Host Listening Sessions on Public Access to Scholarly Publications and Digital Scientific Data

Monday, November 23, 2015, 2:00pm EST: Policy impacts related to scholarly papers
Participant Instructions
The conference begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on November 23, 2015; you may join 10 minutes prior.
Step 1:
Step 2: Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer. If you will be connecting via the AT&T Connect Participant Application, we strongly recommend that you install version 11.5 prior to the conference. If you are unable to do so, we recommend you join the conference using the Web Participant Application. If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using 0387588# or Find an Alternate Number. If you need technical assistance, call the Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 2:00pm EST: Policy impacts related to scientific data
Participant Instructions
Please copy and paste these instructions and provide to participants only.
The conference begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on December 04, 2015; you may join 10 minutes prior.
Step 1:
Step 2: Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer
You will be connected to the conference with the AT&T Connect Web Participant Application – there is no software download or installation required. If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using 0392090# or Find an Alternate Number If you need technical assistance, call the Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.

In this week’s issue:


Applications to Journey into Leadership

Employee leadership development program: Don’t forget to apply by November 18 to the Journey Into Leadership program, presented by the Center for Learning & Organizational Development. Journey Into Leadership is designed for personal leadership exploration and not as a leadership program that gives you concrete steps to become a leader. Suited for academic faculty, professional faculty and classified employees in any positional level at OSU. Program is free to employees and departments. For details and to apply, visit: 


Open Forums Associate Provost of Outreach & Engagement/Associate Director of Extension – 11/18 & 11/19

Reminder of the for the Open Forum presentations for two candidates for Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement and Associate Director for Extension Service.

For the Q&A portion of the Forums, off-campus sites connecting by video conference may submit questions for candidates by email during the Forum to I’ll be monitoring email and will relay your questions to the candidates. (Reminder that your audio will need to remain muted during the Forums).

November 18, Dr. Linda Alexander, University of Kentucky
9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, and video conference

November 19, , Dr. Lindsey Shirley, Utah State University
9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, and video conference

Upcoming Forums:
December 2, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, Dr. Kenneth Martin, Ohio State University Extension
December 3, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, Dr. Edward Martin, University of Arizona
December 21, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, Dr. William Hubbard, University of Georgia


Congratulations Dana Martin

Dana Martin was honored by ECOP as the western regional winner of the Excellence in Extension Award at the APLU Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.  More information about the recipients can be found here.

In this week’s issue:

Open Forums for Assoc. Provost O&E/Assoc. Director Extension candidates

The five candidates for the Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement and Associate Director for Extension Service will interview on campus and their Open Forum presentations are scheduled as follows in Kidder 202. The Forums will be available to most county offices by video conference/polycom as local scheduling allows (please check with your County Leader); an email address will be provided for off-campus viewers to submit questions to the candidate. The Forums will be recorded and links made available (for public access) following the final date in December.

November 18, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, Dr. Linda Alexander, University of Kentucky
November 19,  9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, Dr. Lindsey Shirley, Utah State University
December 2,  9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, Dr. Kenneth Martin, Ohio State University Extension
December 3,  9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, Dr. Edward Martin, University of Arizona
December 21,  9:45-10:45am, Kidder 202, Dr. William Hubbard, University of Georgia

Candidate bios and evaluation forms will be sent out prior to the dates.

National ESP Conference Featured Speakers Recorded

The Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Gamma Chapter in Oregon helped the host state (Idaho) with the 2015 national conference. Oregon’s role was to identify, work through logistics and provide any needed support for the three featured speakers at the conference. A huge thank you goes to the members of this committee: Deb Maddy—Associate Director Extension Service, Jim Reeb—Lincoln, Clatsop & Tillamook counties Forestry, and Patricia Dawson—Umatilla County 4-H. In addition, a special thank you goes to Shana Withee, Harney County 4-H/FCH and Scott Reed—Director Extension Service who helped with speaker introductions during the conference.

All three speakers were highly rated by those in attendance. National ESP recorded the presentations so they could be viewed by all Extension faculty and staff across the country. You are invited to enjoy and learn from the presentations on the following website: . After connecting with the website, go to the bottom of the front page and you will find ESP YouTube Videos. The three speakers that Oregon identified for the conference were: Dr. Kay Sagmiller, Oregon State University; Dr. Larry Roper, Oregon State University, and Dr. Waded Cruzado, President of Montana State University.

Mike Knutz—President, Oregon ESP & Lillian Larwood— Facilitator, Oregon ESP Featured Speaker Committee

Deb Maddy’s Academic Wage Assignments

Scott and I have identified those tasks and duties that I will focus on during my half-time, short-term academic wage. My strategy is to be more selective about meetings I attend and focus on producing the tangible pieces and making sure that each of you have access as needed. Thanks, deb

  • Serve on the Division’s Executive Leadership Team
  • Help organization prepare for transition; orient interim AP/AD
  • Provide supportive and appreciative supervision for direct reports, including 10 RAs, Marcia and Molly
  • Oversee Regional Operations and serve as liaison between program leadership and Extension admin
  • Serve as lead Executive with the Division’s Diversity Catalyst Team Steering Committee
  • Launch Digital Measures with success (Mary has the lead but I continue to support)
  • Move county operations PROF to EvalS (Doug and Carole have the lead but I continue to support)
  • Approval of all salary offers for new positions approved in the investment package
  • Draft proposal for supporting CETs via a regional approach
  • Draft MOUs for defining relationships between OSU Extension and
    • CAS around federal report
    • Colleges around fund distribution
    • OSUEA around annual conference