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Vol. 10 – No. 6
March 26, 2010

Current Events

 Native American Horticulture Workshop Slated: Individuals who are interested in Native American horticulture will have the opportunity to learn more at an educational conference April 8 at the Payne County Expo Center in Stillwater. The workshop is geared toward a wide variety of gardening enthusiasts. Keynote speaker will be Christine Price-Abelow, lead horticulturist for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Registration is $75 before March 29 and $100 after that date. Extension Educators and Master Gardeners may register for $50 before March 29. For more information, contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404, or e-mail at stephanie.larimer@okstate.edu.


Congratulations to: Carol Laverty, Harper County Extension Educator and CED, on the birth of her granddaughter. Emery Jean Day was born March 10, weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Rebecca and Phillip Day.


Lancaster Honored: Sarah Lancaster, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, was selected as Outstanding Faculty Member for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources by the men and women of the fraternity and sorority community. Sarah will be recognized at the Order of Omega Greek Awards Dessert Reception March 31 in the Student Union Ballroom. 



Kendal K. Henderson, Lab Coordinator, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 4-1-10

Title Changes/Transfers

Thomas W. Smith, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Pushmataha County, effective 3-8-10  (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development)

Valeri J. Evans, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Kingfisher County, effective 3-19-10 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Kingfisher County)


There are a number of faculty and staff, both on and off campus, who have separated or retired, or will do so in the upcoming months, through the DASNR Incentive Program. In an effort to keep everyone apprised of these vacancies, they will all be listed here, including support staff. Below are those who have retired since September 2009 through March 5, 2010.

 Clem E. Ward, Professor, Agricultural Economics, effective 9-30-09

Cecilia A. Herrmann, Support Staff, Extension Finance, effective 11-2-09

Steven D. Kraich, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Texas County, effective 11-30-09

Georgia C. Touchstone, Extension Secretary, McCurtain County, effective 11-30-09

Barbara J. Case, Extension Sr. Secretary, Woods County, effective 12-31-09

Stanley E. Gilliland, Regents Profession, Animal Science, effective 12-31-09

Steven C. Jones, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, effective 12-31-09

Bill R. Stacey, Northeast District Director, effective 12-31-09

Janetta L. Kennedy, Sr. Financial Assistant, Biochemistry, effective 1-4-10

Alvin P. Woodruff, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Blaine County, effective 1-7-10

Renee A. Daugherty, Associate Professor, Human Environment Sciences, effective 1-31-10

Nancy Dunlap, Southeast District 4-H Program Specialist, effective 1-31-10

William E. Geer, CED, Oklahoma County, effective 1-31-10

Marjorie Gilliam, Extension Secretary, Oklahoma County, effective 1-31-10

Karen M. Koggeshall, Sr. Office Assistant, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 3-2-10

Nancy Tucker, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Interim CED, Pushmataha County, effective 3-5-10


March 26: Northwest District OHCE Meting (Fairview)

March 31: Recycling and Composting Education for Youths In-Service (Oklahoma City)

April 1: Southeast District Speech Contest (McAlester)

April 1: State 4-H Record Books Due (Stillwater)

April 3: Northwest District 4-H Invitational Outdoor Warm Up Archery Shoot (Perry)

April 5: State 4-H Record Book Judging (Stillwater)

April 5-7: Oklahoma Beef Quality Summit (Stillwater)

April 5-10: Southern National Holstein and Jersey Show (Stillwater)

April 6: Southeast District Livestock Judging Contest (Tishomingo)

April 6: Extending Economic Development: Why Extension Needs to be Involved in Economic Development (Oklahoma City)

April 7-9: Oklahoma Beef Quality Summit (Stillwater)

April 7: Healthy Oklahoma Impact Team Meeting (TBA)

April 7: Growing Strong Families Impact Team In-Service (Oklahoma City)

April 7: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 7-9: OEAFCS State Meeting (Oklahoma City)

April 8: Native American Horticulture Workshop (Stillwater)

April 14-15: Northeast/Southeast Districts Spring In-Service (Wilburton)

April 16: Child Care and Early Childhood Education In-Service (Stillwater)

April 24: Southeast District Shooting Sports Contest – Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Archery (McAlester)

April 27:  Making Local Government Revenues Less Taxing (Centra)

April 29: Healthy Communities 201 and Beyond (Oklahoma City)

April 30: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy – Part 1 (Norman)

May 7: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy – Part 2 (Norman)

May 7-8: Discovery Unlimited (Stillwater)

May 15: Northwest District 4-H Spring Invitational Trap Shoot (Enid)

May 25-27: OAEAA Annual Meeting (Stillwater)

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