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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Small Farms Events - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ross has more than 50 years of orchard management experience - come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine. There will be an opportunity for hands-on activities after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Register here: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/972
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Suit Camp 2016

Environment Events - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:35pm
Monday, February 8, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This is a two-hour experience which will help students enhance their ability to interact effectively in professional settings by providing them with a unique opportunity to practice their skills with a broad array of industry leaders.

Students attending will have an opportunity to

•Practice interviewing with professionals (mock-interviews)

•Receive feedback to improve future performance (dialogue/rubric completed by professionals)

•Engage in training on how to navigate professional networking settings

•Practice these newly learned skills with professionals (networking social with hors d’oeuvres)

Registration for this event is required at this link. Leadership Academy Members please register through the Portal to count this event towards the PROFESSIONAL pillar.

 

Not a Leadership Academy member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Art of Leadership Conference

Environment Events - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 2:42pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Center for Leadership Development invites you to join us on Saturday, February 6, 2016 for our annual Art of Leadership Conference. This year’s theme is Creating Your Foundation for Successful Leadership. The Art of Leadership Conference is an opportunity for attendees to learn, grow and expand their leadership skills and explore how to utilize their strengths more effectively to create positive change in their communities. 

Registration for this event is required at this link (not via the Academy Portal).  Members please email Dr. Scott Paja (Scott.Paja@oregonstate.edu) to achieve your acknowledgement towards the Leadership Academy PURPOSEFUL Pillar.

 

Not a Leadership Academy member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Seedling Sale

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 2:42pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association is sponsoring their 2016 Seedling Sale. A wide selection of trees and shrubs are available, many are Oregon natives.  To view a complete listing of plants available see the plant information sheet.  For pre-orders, print out and mail the order form with payment. Pre-order deadline is January 30th.

Goods from the Local Woods

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 2:42pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The local wood products fair and sale to highlight the many great products and materials coming from local woodlands and forests in and around the mid-valley.  Held in conjuction with the Linn County seedling sale.  See packet for additional information and regsitration. 

Exhibitor registration deadline: January 26th

Mid-Valley Food Summit

Small Farms Events - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 2:42pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Learn about local food efforts in Marion &Polk counties and engage in the exciting collaborative plans to improve the Mid-Willamette Valley food sytem. There will be a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, informational booths, and a local lunch.

Agenda: 8:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:15am – Welcome, Background
9:15-9:45am – Community Food Assessment Presentation
9:45-11:00am – 5-Minute Community Talks 
11:00-11:15am – Break
11:15-12:15pm – Keynote presentation/activity with Lauren Gwin, OSU Small Farms
12:15-1:00pm – Lunch 
1:00-2:00pm – Breakout Session 1
2:00-2:15pm – Break
2:15-3:15pm – Breakout Session 2
3:15-3:45pm – Closing 
Breakout session 1: -Linking producers & buyers: making local food connections
-Creating access to local food for all
-Growing food & community: building a garden network in the Mid-Valley
-Why buy local? Where to buy local? – Understanding the economic impacts of local purchasing
Breakout session 2:

-Building the local food economy in the Mid-Valley
-Understanding rural challenges to food access
-Teaching the next generation: youth & the local food system
-Who’s picking our food? –Learning about the farmworker movement

When Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PST) - Add to Calendar

Where Willamette University - Putnam University Center - 900 State Street Salem, OR 97301 - View Map

Website: http://www.marionpolkfoodshare.org/Programs/MidValleyFoodSummit/MidValleyFoodSummitAgenda.aspx

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-valley-food-summit-tickets-19690036429

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Center for Global Health Professional Seminar Series

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 5, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

"Maternal Health and Midwifery in Africa and Guatemala" Anna Summer will share her experience working on maternal and child health in several African countries and Guatemala. Ms. Summer completed her MPH in Global Health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and is currently a doctoral student at UC-Berkeley School of Public Health. She has worked with several NGOs including Medical Teams International, Salvation Army World Service Office, World Relief, CARE USA, and CARE Ethiopia.

Please RSVP at cfgh@oregonstate.edu

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care Provisions from a European Perspective" Pauline Slot, PhD,  Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Special Education, Utrecht University the Netherlands

In her research, Pauline focuses on the curriculum and quality of Early Childhood Education and Care provisions. Particularly, she investigates the relations between structural quality characteristics, for instance the role of continuous professional development, and process quality. She also looks into the effects of ECEC quality on children's developmental outcomes, specifically language, self-regulation, and executive functioning skills.

Currently, she works as a post-doctoral researcher on the European CARE project that focuses on curriculum and ECEC quality in 11 European countries. The goal of CARE is to develop an evidence-based and culture-sensitive European framework of developmental goals, quality assessment, curriculum approaches, and policy measures for improving the quality and effectiveness of early childhood education and care.

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Leigh Torres: Racing whales

Breaking Waves - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:35am

“… Our task was to find them, pace them, and let them continue their remarkable behavior without disturbance, while also documenting the behavior and collecting our photos and biopsy samples. Tricky. With a truly team effort, and help from the whales when they slowed down occasionally, we succeeded.

We paced the whales nearby, watching them explode through the water side by side. So close they could have been touching each other.”

— Dr. Leigh Torres, featured in National Geographic’s Explorers Journal blog

Leigh Torres holds a joint position with OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute and Oregon Sea Grant Extension. Her research focuses on 50 blue whales in the South Taranaki Bight, some of New Zealand’s busiest and most industrialized waters, seeking to learn how many whales are there, how important it is as a feeding area for them, and to what population of whales  they belong.

Follow Dr. Torres’ work in the MMI’s blog, complete with video of the racing whales.

The post Leigh Torres: Racing whales appeared first on Breaking Waves.

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Leigh Torres: Racing whales

Sea Grant - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:35am

“… Our task was to find them, pace them, and let them continue their remarkable behavior without disturbance, while also documenting the behavior and collecting our photos and biopsy samples. Tricky. With a truly team effort, and help from the whales when they slowed down occasionally, we succeeded.

We paced the whales nearby, watching them explode through the water side by side. So close they could have been touching each other.”

— Dr. Leigh Torres, featured in National Geographic’s Explorers Journal blog

Leigh Torres holds a joint position with OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute and Oregon Sea Grant Extension. Her research focuses on 50 blue whales in the South Taranaki Bight, some of New Zealand’s busiest and most industrialized waters, seeking to learn how many whales are there, how important it is as a feeding area for them, and to what population of whales  they belong.

Follow Dr. Torres’ work in the MMI’s blog, complete with video of the racing whales.

The post Leigh Torres: Racing whales appeared first on Breaking Waves.

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Nonprofit Opportunities Fair

Environment Events - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:35pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for the 10th Annual Nonprofit Opportunities Fair! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organziations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields.

Beaver Battalion Tuesday Soup Lunch

Environment Events - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Naval ROTC Beaver Battalion is participating in the OSU Food Drive student competition to help our local friends and neighbors. Please join us for a soup lunch every Tuesday in February. A donation of $3.50 for a single bowl or $5 for an endless bowl. Breads and desserts also available. Bring a hearty appetite!

Risk Perception & Communication

Environment Events - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

When working with technologies that could pose a high (perceived) risk to the public, it is important to understand how people view risk and make decisions. In this presentation, Dr. Kent Welter will give examples of how common tasks or technologies that seem like a low health risk are actually high, relatively speaking, and vice versa. In addition to exploring the human psychology behind risk perception, Welter will also provide lessons learned from the nuclear industry on how to effectively engage the public when speaking about technologies that have a high perceived risk.

Bio        

Dr. Kent Welter received his Ph.D. and Masters of Science degrees in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University, and his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology. He has worked as a nuclear safety professional for the U.S. government and private industry for more than a decade. Dr. Welter current leads the safety engineering group at NuScale Power, which is working to commercialize small modular nuclear reactor technology.  He was awarded the Scientific Achievement Award from OIT in 2007, the Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers from OSU in 2010, and also serves currently as President for the Willamette Innovators Network Board.

Leadership Academy Pillar: Collaborative

Details and required event registrations are available in the Academy Portal for members

Not a member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply) 

 

Basic Woodland Management Short Course 2016

Forestry Events - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (all day event)
More details to come. Mark your calendar now if you would like to take our annual offering of this course.

Basic Woodland Management Short Course 2016

Forestry Events - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (all day event)
More details to come. Mark your calendar now if you would like to take our annual offering of this course.

Basic Woodland Management Short Course 2016

Forestry Events - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (all day event)
More details to come. Mark your calendar now if you would like to take our annual offering of this course.

Basic Woodland Management Short Course 2016

Forestry Events - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (all day event)
More details to come. Mark your calendar now if you would like to take our annual offering of this course.

Local Food Connection

Small Farms Events - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, February 1, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 

 

 www.localfoodconnection.org

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Willamette Valley Bird Symposium

Forestry Events - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 2:35pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students of all ages, and amateurs to celebrate birds. This student-focused event includes scientific presentations, research techniques demonstrations, and live raptors from Chintimini Wildlife Center.

Registration: $15 (students, AOU members, & K-12 educators), $20 (general public) late registration increases after Jan. 8, 2016 

The Web of Life in Aquatic & Terrestrial Habitats

Forestry Events - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 2:39pm
Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Audience: K-8 Educators
Curricula: Project Learning Tree and Project Aquatic WILD
Description: : Explore activities from Project Learning Tree and Project Aquatic WILD that investigate adaptations and relationships between organisms in local streams, lakes, riparian, and upland habitats. Incorporate Next Generation Science Standards into motivating classroom and outdoor experiences. Develop your knowledge about energy flow through ecosystems while learning about local aquatic and terrestrial organisms.

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