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Container Planting Day at Wilco in Lebanon

Gardening Events - 3 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Master Gardener volunteers will be available to pot newly purchased plants into containers that you purchase or bring. Soil medium will be provided. We have two events this year so come on down to visit us, get your plants potted, and talk gardening with some friendly volunteers!

 

Annual Plant Fair and Sale

Gardening Events - 3 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/yamhill/yamhill-county-master-gardeners-annual-spring-plant-sale

Woodland Weed Workshop 1

Forestry Events - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 4:21pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Weed control is often the key to success or failure in establishing trees and maintaining tree growth.  These workshops will cover principles and practices of vegetation management for establishing and maintaining trees in forest restoration.

Key topics include

  • vegetation management with herbicides
  • non-chemical methods and
  • integrated pest management approaches for selecting and combining methods

Field sites will feature common situations and important weeds that compete for site resources.

The goal is to help you to plan and implement site-specific management strategies for the long-term success of your trees.

Registration is required. Register by April 14.

CCSWA Log Scaling Workshop

Forestry Events - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 4:21pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Don't miss the chance to see Van Natta's Tree Farm

Follow the signs off of Apiary Road

9 a.m.    Coffee and donuts
10 a.m.  Log scaling starts
                     Logs (with defects) will be laid out, scaled and each will be discussed by a local log scaling bureau
Noon:     Box Lunches will be provided to CCSWA members ($10 for non-CCSWA members
After Lunch:  More discussion until 2 p.m.

Bring your hard hat!!!

Reservation are REQUIRED for the workshop and lunch.

Please RSVP no later than April 7th

Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"The MPH in the 21st Century" Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean of Education, Boston University School of Public Health and Professor and Chair, Boston University Department of Biostatistics

Lisa Sullivan has a PhD in Statistics and is Professor of Biostatistics and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics.  She teaches Biostatistics for MPH students and was instrumental in developing a minor program in public health which is open to undergraduate students at Boston University.

Lisa is the Principal Investigator of the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics which is designed to promote interest in the field of biostatistics and its many exciting career opportunities. The program ran for the first time in the summer of 2004.

Lisa is co-author of a textbook entitled Introductory Applied Biostatistics, author of Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health (currently in its second edition) and Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards for excellence in teaching. Lisa is a senior statistician on the Framingham Heart Study working primarily in developing and disseminating cardiovascular risk functions.

She is active in multidisciplinary research projects including a variety of projects in cardiovascular disease, a large epidemiological study to assess the association between alcohol exposure in pregnancy and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), studies to improve methods for prenatal diagnosis and a clinical trial to improve repetitive behaviors in children affected with autism.

Researcher: Changes in processing, handling could cut commercial fishing injuries

Breaking Waves - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:48am

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing, said researcher Devin Lucas. His findings were published in the “American Journal of Industrial Medicine.”

“We’ve drilled down to such a detailed level in the injury data that we can actually address specific hazards and develop prevention strategies,” said Lucas, who recently received his Ph.D. in public health from OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences and works for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the Alaska Pacific office.

Lucas’ study is the first scientific assessment of the risk of fishing on freezer-trawlers and freezer-longliners. In both types of vessels, the processing of fish is handled on-board. The vessels had reputations for being among the most dangerous in commercial fishing in part because of a few incidents that resulted in multiple fatalities.

However, an analysis of 12 years of injury data showed that fishing on the freezer vessels was less risky than many other types of commercial fishing, which is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, Lucas said. The rate of injury on freezer-trawlers was about the same as the national average for commercial fishing, while the rate aboard freezer-longliners was about half of the national average.

“The reality is that many fisheries elsewhere in the U.S., including Oregon Dungeness crabbing, are much more dangerous,” Lucas said.

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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.