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The Creative Forest

Faculty in OSU's School of Arts and Communication collaborated with OSU Extension to make interdisciplinary visits to the Hopkins Demonstration Forest the central experience of their Spring 2015 syllabus.

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As Portland falls hard for cider with an edge, OSU Professional and Continuing Education has partnered with a team of cider makers to host the Craft Cidery Startup Workshop.

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Amy Bourne

Bourne to teach

College of Business instructor Amy Bourne has a passion for educating others, and that zeal greatly benefits the students in her Ecampus online classes.

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Ana Lucia Fonseca helps a student during Fiestas

Outreach to Hispanic youth

Four OSU programs were recognized by the White House for their efforts to provide underserved Hispanic students with educational opportunities.

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Essential Elements of Outreach and Engagement

Call a Community an Ecosystem is an original video poem by Phillip Brown. It elegantly captures the essential elements of outreach and engagement.

Phillip received his MFA in poetry from Oregon State University and now works as a publishing manager at Oregon State’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications.


The Past, Present, and Future of Outreach and Engagement Work at OSU

Lisbeth Goddik, professor and Extension specialist in dairy processing was awarded the OSU Faculty Senate Outreach and Engagement award for 2017. Google replaced many of the services she offered in the past, but now she is an integral part of the cheese-making industry as she consults, convenes groups with common interests, and encourages tomorrow’s prize-winning cheese makers.

Filmed and edited by Stephen Ward, Extension and Experiment Station Communications


Value of Cross-Disciplinary Relationships

Success is magnified when we work together on community challenges

OSU Master Gardeners and Oregon State University Extension Service: OSU Master Gardeners, such as Marcy Kenyon and Michael Christy in Lincoln County, work with partners, collaborators, and learners to improve knowledge, inspire resilience, and strengthen community connections and service.

Filmed and edited by Mark Farley, Hatfield Marine Science Center.


OSU Extension Service and College of Engineering: Belinda Batten, Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, and Kaety Jacobson, OSU Extension Service and Oregon Sea Grant, share how their cross-disciplinary relationship makes OSU's outreach and engagement work in communities more successful.

Filmed and edited by Mark Farley, Hatfield Marine Science Center.


College of Liberal Arts and College of Education: Charles Robinson, College of Liberal Arts and University Outreach and Engagement, and Shawn Rowe, College of Education and Oregon Sea Grant, how long-term cross-disciplinary collaborations make possible what could not have been imagined before the relationship developed.

Filmed and edited by Mark Farley, Hatfield Marine Science Center.


When you’ve got a gardening question, try tapping out a local phone number for a customized answer instead of delving into the impersonal Internet. The one-to-one contact could mean the difference between success and failure.
Initiatives that are under way at Oregon State University and among other members of the University Innovation Alliance to produce more college graduates from low-income and first-generation families will be bolstered by an additional $3.85 million in funding.
Protecting bees from pesticides just got easier with the release by Oregon State University of a smartphone app that farmers and beekeepers can use to consult a publication when they’re out in the field.
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