ConnEXTion Refresh

Deborah Maddy, Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement, Associate Director of OSU Extension
Deborah Maddy, Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement, Associate Director of OSU Extension
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With a goal of improving internal communications to meet OSU Extension faculty and staff needs, it’s time to give ConnEXTion a make-over, including a new look, fresh content and enhanced readability.  Beginning September 14, you can expect a shorter, timelier issue of ConnEXTion in your electronic mailbox every Monday morning.  The goal is to provide organizational and administrative updates as they unfold, eliminating the number of emails sent during the month yet keeping you up-to-date on Extension statewide.  This make-over may also make ConnEXTion a more appealing tool for you to share program impact statements, upcoming happenings and staff news with your Extension colleagues.  To support your professional growth, ConnEXTion will feature upcoming training events and development opportunities at the University and throughout the state, region and nation.  In the spirit of engagement, this version of ConnEXTion will have a blog option so you can add to the conversation and help shape the organization.

What else do you want in a staff newsletter?  Please send your ideas to jill.wells@oregonstate.edu by September 1, 2015.

Later this month a ConnEXTion style guide, editorial calendar and submission process will be shared so you can begin planning how you and your work team can contribute to the newsletter.  We hope you will make ConnEXTion your preferred medium for sharing news and opportunities across Extension.