Here’s a working list that I use to try to describe a future vision of Extension in Oregon. How are we doing in your mind?
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Congratulations to our OSU Extension colleagues who have articles published in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of Extension (JOE):
Fun fact – Four of the Top 50 Most-Read JOE Articles of 2013 have OSU connections:
Be part of OSU Extension's long, strong tradition of publishing in JOE!
Registration is now open for the third annual Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA), which will be held the weeks of June 15-20 and June 22-27 on campus in Corvallis.
This innovative program launched in 2012 in partnership with the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, and the feedback from participants has been extremely positive. With leadership from our OSU Summer Session office, this year is shaping up to be an even better experience for those attending. Attached is a promotional postcard (PDF) for the academy.
It's important to note that there are both credit and non-credit registration options available, appealing to students seeking graduate credits as well as professionals looking to continue their education.
Recipe to Market is our newest course offering and we would like to gauge community interest in the course series starting April 1st. If we do not meet our enrollment minimum by March 1st, we will consider postponing the start date of the course to provide a better learning environment for students.
If anyone is planning to enroll for the April 1st course, Brand and Market Planning, please be aware that during the registration process, there is an option to pay by credit card online or mail-in a check, which allows you to pay up to the start date of the course.
Attached is the flier for the upcoming Recipe to Market online certificate offered through Oregon State University. If you have clients or community members who are interested in food entrepreneurship, this course could be a perfect fit for them.
If you are interested in more information about the course or certificate program, Nolan Kelly can assist by email or phone at (541) 737-9147.
This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Participation is limited and interested applicants must be nominated by their faculty advisor/mentor or department chairperson.
Doctoral students or junior faculty members with an interest in community engagement and engaged scholarship, and involved or interested in research that contributes to their discipline while making a positive impact on external stakeholders.
Through the generous support of its Board of Directors, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference provides registration scholarships to all Workshop participants, so that they can take full advantage of the larger conference program.
Applications for the 2014 Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop are due Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
For more information and for application materials, visit the application website.
Urban Extension Professionals play an important role in the vigor of Extension programming across our nation. Programming in urban areas must remain dynamic and adaptable to meet the fast pace of urban needs and provide urban communities with reliable research based information from our nation’s top Universities.
From May 4-7, 2015, the National Urban Extension Conference will be taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. Save the date to join urban Extension Professionals from across the nation to share emerging issues, be inspired by Urban Extension impacts, and look to the future for ways to link urban communities with the research that continues to improve lives.
Learn more, and sign up to receive more information, or to volunteer in planning the conference on the Urban Extension 2015 website.
The Oregon Hunger Task Force, Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, Oregon Food Bank and OSU invite you to the 2014 Food Security Summit, October 21-22, 2014 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
We are bringing together Oregonians from across the state to assess current conditions, create solutions, and take action. The Summit will showcase the most up-to-date knowledge and approaches to ending hunger, and provide opportunities for Oregonians to contribute through group discussions.
This event is meant for state, county, and community leaders, advocates, non-profit groups, emergency food providers, producers, public agency workers, the media, students and educators.
For more information, please contact Mark Edwards.
Proposals are sought for presentations, posters, and other forms of communication that will inform or advance research on, and the practice of, Engaged Scholarship and Community-University Partnerships through means of research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or service-learning models, collaborative policy development and integration, or successful civic engagement practices. Presenters should indicate ways in which their proposal relates to the conference theme and one or more sub-themes. Proposal submission opened January 24, 2014. The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST).
Proposals are invited for presentations related to one or more of the following topics:
Proposals may be submitted in any of the following formats: symposium, workshop, poster and poster symposium. For more information on these formats, please visit our conference webpage.
For the benefit of the committee that will review all submissions, please include in your presentation description (300 word maximum), as applicable:
Click here to submit a proposal (you may need to create an account if you don't already have one). Deadline for proposal submissions is March 17, 2014. You will be notified as to acceptance of your proposal by May 12, 2014.
This excerpt taken from original post by Heather Turner on the College of Public Health and Human Science newsletter Synergies.
There’s no argument that today’s youth are our future. But how do we ensure Oregon youth are headed down the right path – a path that leads to healthy living, success and advancement?
PHHS Professor and Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist Mary Arnold is working to find those answers.
With more than 20 years of experience in youth development and developmental psychology, she has been tasked with reinventing the wheel when it comes to youth investment – turning from intervention to prevention.
And she’s doing so through a newly appointed position by Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber, serving as a member of the Oregon Youth Development Council. The council was established in 2012 by House Bill 4165 to assist the Oregon Education Investment Board in overseeing a unified system that provides services to school-aged youth through age 20 with the goal of improving academic and social outcomes for young people.
Read the full article on the PHHS newsletter website, Synergies.
Perhaps a birth of a son or daughter or grandchild? Recognitions received? Has someone in your office experienced the loss of a loved one? We would like to hear from you!
Although we are spread across the miles, it’s important that we stay connected. Please help us in achieving this goal!
Deb Maddy recently called Ask an Expert "one of the priority programs of OSU Extension". In this season of annual reviews, here are some tips on how to view and share your Ask an Expert participation metrics:
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