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Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:27pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program.  The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management/safety plan for their property.

The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more.  The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.

Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th - June 3rd 1:00 - 5:30 pm.  Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 11th, 2014.

American Promise

Health & Wellness Events - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:27pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle-class black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons.

2013 Award Winner at the New York Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival. 

The event is sponsored by the College of Education, Division of Student Affairs-Vice Provost, College of Liberal Arts, Academic Affairs, Memorial Union-Allworth Fund, Office of Provost, Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, and School of Language and Culture.  

Controlling Mold & Sapstain in Logs & Lumber

Forestry Events - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:27pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This course will bring together professionals who harvest, transport and process western softwoods to learn more about sapstain and to discuss how we can work together to minimize mold/stain issues in the marketplace.  The workshop is a follow-up to a similar session held March 10th, 2011.

 Agenda and registration information can be found at http://owic.oregonstate.edu/sapstain2014

4-H Photography Skills Clinic

4-H Events - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:28pm
Friday, March 28, 2014 9:00 AM - Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 PM
http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/expressive_arts/photography_clinic_2014.pdf

Well Water Screening Clinic

Small Farms Events - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:25pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The OSU Extension Service is offering free well water nitrate screenings for well owners.

A portion of the Southern Willamette Valley has been designated as a Groundwater Management Area by the Department of Environmental Quality due to elevated nitrate levels in well water. While it is especially important for households with pregnant women or newborns to test for nitrate because of a rare type of blue-baby syndrome, all homes with private wells should be aware of their nitrate level. 

For a free nitrate screening, bring ½ cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container. You may either wait for your results (the test takes 5 to 10 minutes if the well water clinic is not busy), or leave your contact information for the results to be delivered after the clinic date.

Clinics are currently scheduled for:
  • April 12th at the Junction City Community Showcase,  1755 Juniper St, Junction City from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • April 30th at the Monroe High School, 365 North 5th Street, Monroe from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

A water quality educator will be available during clinic times to answer questions about well water and septic tank issues. For additional information on well water and septic systems, free Rural Living Basics classes, and other nitrate screening events visit the OSU Extension Service websitehttp://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton

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Public Health Fair

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:37pm
Friday, April 11, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

It’s time to take a proactive, preventive approach to health and the college’s Public Health Club is ensuring you have the tools to succeed at this year’s Public Health Fair.

The fair, held from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Memorial Union quad, will feature various clubs and organizations from campus and the community that contribute to improving the health of others.

Hosted in conjunction with the American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week (NPHW), this annual event will focus on this year’s NPHW’s five daily themes: be healthy from the start, don’t panic, get out ahead, eat well and be the healthiest nation in one generation.

Read more about the event at Take control of your well-being at this year’s Public Health Fair

Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:37pm
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"The Community Translational Research Institute: A Consortium of Academic Health Sciences and Public and Private Public Health Organizations for Community-Based Chronic Disease Prevention" C. Anderson Johnson, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University

C. Anderson Johnson, Ph.D. has 28 years of experience in scientific and administrative leadership of large-scale domestic and international community-based research projects. Dr. Johnson's numerous peer-reviewed publications in prevention science have focused on community-based approaches to tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse prevention, most recently across a range of cultural, environmental, and international contexts.

His current work focuses on dispositional and contextual characteristics as they work in combination (culture by environment and gene by environment interactions) to affect tobacco and alcohol use trajectories and prevention at different points in the trajectories. His research interests include the transnational prevention of tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse, HIV-AIDS, and obesity, social and environmental influences on health related behavior and health outcomes, and community and mass media approaches to prevention of chronic diseases and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

GROWING AGRIPRENEURS CLASS SERIES

Small Farms Events - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:32am
Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 5, 2014 9:00 PM

Beginning farmers interested in pursuing a farming career will have the opportunity to experience a farming season and receive direct consultation on their own projects. Classes begin on Thursday, April 10, at 6 pm
PROGRAM FLYER

Schedule of 12 Classes

REGISTER ON LINE-CLASS IS FULL

Contact Maud Powell at maud.powell@oregonstate.edu 
or 541-776-7371, ext. 208

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Kaiser Permanente Information Session

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:43pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ebony Lawrence from the Talent and Diversity & Inclusion department at Kaiser Permanente will present on internship opportunities during the upcoming information session on the OSU campus.  Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in Bexell 417.

 

Kaiser Permanente Northwest offers qualified students paid internships in business and management departments and in our pharmacy organization.  The benefits of participating in a Kaiser Permanente internship are many. Interns gain valuable on-the-job work experience, develop relationships with hiring managers, apply classroom knowledge and gain confidence that will support career development goals.  Undergraduate interns work either 20 or 40 hours per week and earn $18.29 - $24.12 per hour.  Graduate interns work 40 hours per week and earn $23.30 - $30.74 per hour.  See attached flyer or website below for more information.

http://kaiserpermanentejobs.org/university-connection/internship-program-northwest-region.aspx

CPHHS Career Symposium

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:43pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

CPHHS graduate and undergraduate students join us for our free Career Symposium. Take a look at the tentative schedule to plan the sessions you want to attend. Stay for the entire event or come and go throughout the day. Please RSVP by Monday April 7th, so we can provide your lunch :-) Questions? Contact Kim McAlexander

Fill your professional toolbox by learning more about:

  • connecting education to career path
  • getting involved
  • work/school/life balance
  • how and when to talk to the media
  • intergenerational communication
  • and much, much more.

Also available information tables including LinkedIn profile support as well as photos taken for your professional branding needs.

Workshops for Free Online Forest Planning Tool

Forestry Events - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:43pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ecotrust, OSU Extension and Wallowa Resources are partnering to offer 2-hour hand-on workshops for landowners and foresters in Enterprise, Baker City and La Grande.  Drop-in to test-drive a new free forest planning tool.

The Forest Planner, a free online forestry scenario planning tool developed by Ecotrust, enables you to quickly and easily map your property, divide it into management units, map out forest types, and then create and compare customized management scenarios.  Choose from a spectrum of harvest practices to apply to different parts of your property, and see what the outcomes would look like in terms of standing timber volume, harvest yields, carbon storage, harvest and transport costs, and gross timber revenue.

See a short demo video of the Forest Planner at:
https://vimeo.com/78959018.

Stipends available: Ecotrust will be offering $100 stipends for participants.  You will be asked to fill out a short form and a check will be mailed the following week.

What to bring:

  • Inventory Data - If you have them, bring any maps of your property and stand table describing the species, diameter classes, and trees per acre of your forest types.  If you don't have detailed inventory we still encourage you to come and we can help you develop scenarios based on whatever information you have for your property.
  • Laptop Computer (encouraged) - If you have a laptop, please bring it.  We will have several computers available, but are also interested in making sure the Forest Planner works well on the personal computer you would use.  You should not need to install any new software on your computer to use the Forest Planner.
  • Harvest Records (optional) - To help ground-truth the harvest and economic calculations in the Forest Planner, if you have harvest records you'd be willing to share, bring them along.
Please pre-register by Friday, April 4.

 

2014 Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:43pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Rescheduled Lecture 1 (due to snow) "Forestry Diversity:  A Key to Oregon's Future"

John Gordon, Pinchot Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

For more information

Networking Coffee Hour

Health & Wellness Events - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:37pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the CPHHS undergraduate student council for FREE coffee and get to know your faculty and staff in the CPHHS. Each speaker will share his or her experiences. Ask questions and gain knowledge about the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and anything else having to do with college, career and life experiences.

Featured faculty include:

Workshops for Free Online Forest Planning Tool

Forestry Events - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:37pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ecotrust, OSU Extension and Wallowa Resources are partnering to offer 2-hour hand-on workshops for landowners and foresters in Enterprise, Baker City and La Grande.  Drop-in to test-drive a new free forest planning tool.

The Forest Planner, a free online forestry scenario planning tool developed by Ecotrust, enables you to quickly and easily map your property, divide it into management units, map out forest types, and then create and compare customized management scenarios.  Choose from a spectrum of harvest practices to apply to different parts of your property, and see what the outcomes would look like in terms of standing timber volume, harvest yields, carbon storage, harvest and transport costs, and gross timber revenue.

See a short demo video of the Forest Planner at:
https://vimeo.com/78959018.

Stipends available: Ecotrust will be offering $100 stipends for participants.  You will be asked to fill out a short form and a check will be mailed the following week.

What to bring:

  • Inventory Data - If you have them, bring any maps of your property and stand table describing the species, diameter classes, and trees per acre of your forest types.  If you don't have detailed inventory we still encourage you to come and we can help you develop scenarios based on whatever information you have for your property.
  • Laptop Computer (encouraged) - If you have a laptop, please bring it.  We will have several computers available, but are also interested in making sure the Forest Planner works well on the personal computer you would use.  You should not need to install any new software on your computer to use the Forest Planner.
  • Harvest Records (optional) - To help ground-truth the harvest and economic calculations in the Forest Planner, if you have harvest records you'd be willing to share, bring them along.
Please pre-register by Friday, April 4.

 

Growing Vegetables

Small Farms Events - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:37pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A gardening class that goes deeper. From variety selection to planting and from fertilizing to harvesting, discover all that goes into growing vegetables. The information from this class can be easily transferred to those interested in diversified fresh vegetable production as a small business venture.

The classes will be held at the LCC campus at 4000 East 30th Avenue, Building 17, Room 310 in Eugene, Oregon.

Full Class Descriptions 
Registration for these classes will be handled through Lane Community College.  You may download and mail-in the registration form or call (541) 463-6200 or (541) 463-6211.

 

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Workshops for Free Online Forest Planning Tool

Forestry Events - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:41pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ecotrust, OSU Extension and Wallowa Resources are partnering to offer 2-hour hand-on workshops for landowners and foresters in Enterprise, Baker City and La Grande.  Drop-in to test-drive a new free forest planning tool.

The Forest Planner, a free online forestry scenario planning tool developed by Ecotrust, enables you to quickly and easily map your property, divide it into management units, map out forest types, and then create and compare customized management scenarios.  Choose from a spectrum of harvest practices to apply to different parts of your property, and see what the outcomes would look like in terms of standing timber volume, harvest yields, carbon storage, harvest and transport costs, and gross timber revenue.

See a short demo video of the Forest Planner at:
https://vimeo.com/78959018.

Stipends available: Ecotrust will be offering $100 stipends for participants.  You will be asked to fill out a short form and a check will be mailed the following week.

What to bring:

  • Inventory Data - If you have them, bring any maps of your property and stand table describing the species, diameter classes, and trees per acre of your forest types.  If you don't have detailed inventory we still encourage you to come and we can help you develop scenarios based on whatever information you have for your property.
  • Laptop Computer (encouraged) - If you have a laptop, please bring it.  We will have several computers available, but are also interested in making sure the Forest Planner works well on the personal computer you would use.  You should not need to install any new software on your computer to use the Forest Planner.
  • Harvest Records (optional) - To help ground-truth the harvest and economic calculations in the Forest Planner, if you have harvest records you'd be willing to share, bring them along.
Please pre-register by Friday, April 4.

 

Learn About Raising Pigs

Small Farms Events - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:41pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

If you are new to raising pigs or planning to get started soon, this is the class for you. 

Gene Pirelli, Swine Specialist and Dr. Charles Estill, VMD both with OSU Extension Service will be teaching about basic health topics including vaccinations, diseases to be aware of, feeding and nutrition.  There will be plenty of time built in specifically for addressing your questions, so don’t miss this opportunity to get the answers you’ve been looking for. 

The class will be held Tuesday, April 8 at the Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility in Corvallis from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.  The cost of the class is $5 and pre-registration is requested.  Online registration is available at:  http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/south-valley/events or by contacting Chrissy Lucas at (541) 766-3556.

 

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2014 Women Owning Woodlands Network Retreat

Forestry Events - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 4:32pm
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Saturday, April 5, 2014 (all day event)

Registration is now open for the 2014 Oregon WOWnet retreat at the HJ Andrews forest in Blue River. Join us for three days of forestry, creativity, and sharing.

 Topics covered include:

  1. Tools of the Trade
  2. Selling wood and non-timber products from your land
  3. Creative Writing
  4. Wildlife Viewing, Monitoring and Habitat Enhancement
  5. Managing Woodlands for Complexity, Health, and Resilience

Download a complete program and registration form at: http://www.womenowningwoodlands.net/content/2014-oregon-women-owning-woodlands-retreat

Register soon, space is limited!

 

Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:32am
Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Preparing the Public Health Workforce for the 21st  Century" Lillian Shirley, BSN, MPH, MPA,  Director for the Oregon Public Health Division.

Ms. Shirley holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of the State of New York. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Ms. Shirley has been a local and a national leader in advancing public health. Most recently, she led the Multnomah County Health Department. Before coming to Oregon, she was the Director of Public Health for the city of Boston and was also the first executive director of the Boston Health Commission, where she led the agency through the establishment, design and organization of the new public health authority in Boston.

Ms. Shirley has been a leader in Oregon’s effort to transform our state’s health care system. While at Multnomah County Health Department and on the governing board of Health Share of Oregon, she helped launch one of the first Coordinated Care Organizations in the state. She also served as the vice-chair of the Oregon Health Policy Board, and has played a vital role in the state’s move toward a health care system that works better for us all.

Ms. Shirley has served on the boards of the Public Health Foundation, the Oregon Public Health Institute, Portland Sustainable Development Commission and served as President of the National Association of City and County Health Officials. She is also adjunct faculty at the OHSU School of Medicine. She received the National Public Health Institute’s Balderson Award and has been recognized by Research America as a public health hero.

Northern Blue Mountain Domestic and Export Log Markets:

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:32am
Friday, April 4, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This wil be an opportunity for woodland owners, loggers and others to learn about the current log, chip, pole and firewood markets available in this region, including what appears to be a consistent log export market.  The following log buyers have been invited and have agreed to participate.

Jim Thomas, Weyerhaeuser Company, The Dalles (export); Eric Oien, Teevin Bros, Umatilla (export); Ray Liebe, Pacific Lumber and Shipping, Longview, WA (export); Bruce Skvarch and Buck Fullerton, Boise Cascade, La Grande; Ed Pearson, Blue Mountain Lumber Products, Pendleton; Jim Zacharais, JayZee Lumber, Joseph; David Schmidt, Integrated Biomass Resources, Wallowa.

Each buyer will provide a brief overview (15 minutes) of what they are buying (specs), market trends, and any differences in scaling practices (export).  There should be plenty of time for questions.

In addition, Butch Tansey, Tansey Forest Management, will describe his experience selling into the export market, including lessons learned.

Please let us know if you are attending by calling the OSU Extension Union County Office at 541-963-1010 by Wednesday, April 2.