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Volume 13, Number 24

December 6, 2013

 

NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 

NE District Extension Director Interviews: I am pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected to interview for the Northeast District Extension Director position. The first interview will be held this coming Monday, December 9, with the others following on December 18, 19, & 20. Candidates are Sherman Grubb, Brenda Miller, David Nowlin, and Noah Washburn. Staff may review information for each candidate by going to https://stillwater.sharepoint.okstate.edu/dasnrvp/.  I appreciate the excellent work of the Search and Screening Committee and encourage you to participate and provide input for this important position.

 

                                                                                                Jim Trapp

 

CURRENT EVENTS

 

Poinsettia Sale: The 23rd Annual Poinsettia Sale continues through Dec. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the OSU Teaching Greenhouses located on Farm Road. For pricing information, please visit www.hortla.okstate.edu and click on Upcoming Events on the right side of the screen.

 

Retirement Celebrations: There are a number of retirement celebrations slated over the next few weeks. Please mark your calendar and come celebrate.

 

  • Dixie Ferrell, Dec. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tulsa County OSU Extension Office, 4116 E. 15th St., Tulsa.
  • Cindy Clampet, Dec. 18, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., First Baptist Church, 402 W. Main, Marieta.
  • Roger Gribble, Dec. 18, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Garfield County OSU Extension Office, 316 E. Oxford, Enid.
  • Keith Boevers, Dec. 30, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Kingfisher County Fairgrounds, 300 S. 13th St., Kingfisher.
  • Barbara Denney, Jan. 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Delaware County Fair Grounds, 38267 U.S. Highway 59, Jay.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Internship Available: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is once again very pleased to offer a summer internship program for students interested in careers in Extension.  If you are currently working with undergraduate or graduate students, or you know students who would benefit from a summer internship, we hope you will share this information.
     This program provides opportunities for County Extension Offices to gain the benefits of an extra employee for some of the busiest summer months, while at the same time giving a prospective employee a chance to find out what Extension work is really all about.
     This program is designed for college juniors and seniors, or graduate students, to spend 8-10 weeks working in a local Extension Office.  Interns will be paid $10 an hour for 40 hours a week.
     Interns may come from any major in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources or the College of Human Sciences.  Interns may also come from other colleges such as Education or Social Sciences, but students with backgrounds relevant to Extension work are preferred.
     Intern applications should be sent to Joyce Martin at joyce.martin@okstate.edu and will be due in the Extension Staff & Program Development Office (255 Ag Hall) on or before Dec. 16.    

New Address: The Seminole County OSU Extension Office has officially moved to a new location. The new address is 12827 NS 3650, Wewoka, OK  74884. Both the phone and fax numbers remain the same.

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and updated publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include:

  • L-440 Tree Planting Guide
  • AGEC-1050 What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?  

Revised publications include: 

  • HLA-6244 Planting and Early Care of the Peach Orchard
  • HLA-6200 A Calendar for Pecan Growers
  • HLA-6719 Use of Reflectance Sensors to Monitor Plant Nitrogen Status in Horticultural Plants
  • E-1011 Arthropod Pest Management in Greenhouses and Interiorscapes

Condolences to: Laura Hubbs-Tait, Extension Parenting Specialist, on the death of her husband. David Tait passed away Nov. 19. Funeral services took place Nov. 23 at the St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Oklahoma City. Cards may be sent to Laura at 319 Sycamore Valley Drive, Stillwater, OK  74074. 

Condolences to: Donna Richard, Ottawa County Extension Administrative Support Specialist, on the death of her father. Donald Cox passed away Nov. 30. Funeral service took place Dec. 4 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Cards may be sent to Donna at 25160 S. 542 Rd, Afton, OK  74331.

awards

 

Camp TURF Honored: The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education summer academy “Camp TURF” won the 2013 Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Environmental Excellence Award in the Collegiate Effort category. The mission of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is to encourage, facilitate and recognize efforts that will improve Oklahoma’s aesthetic, environmental, and sustainable quality of life. Each year an awards banquet recognizes the best of the environmental best in Oklahoma. Congratulations to the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Camp TURF director Shelley Mitchell!

 

Hershey Recognized: Ilda Hershey, former assistant state Extension Specialist, Solid Waste Management Programs, has been named Recycler of the Year. Hershey currently is the Sustainability Coordinator at OSU where she collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to “Go Green for a Brighter Orange.”

PERSONNEL ACTIONS


Appointments


Jonathan Jeffrey, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Stephens County, effective 11-4-13

Cynthia Klumpp, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 11-12-13

 

Title Changes/Transfers

 

Amber Reece, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, LeFlore County, effective 11-11-13 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, LeFlore County)

 

Robin Rapp, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Grant County, effective 1-1-14 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Grant County)

 

Separations/Retirements

Keith Boevers, Extension Educator, Agriculture, and CED, Kingfisher County, effective 12-31-13 (retirement)

Randy Burris, Extension Educator, Agriculture, and CED, McIntosh County, effective 12-31-13 (retirement)

Charles Cox, Assistant Director, and State 4-H Program Leader, effective 12-31-13 (retirement)

Barbara Denney, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Delaware County, effective 12-31-13 (retirement) 

Dixie Ferrell, Northeast District Director, effective 12-31-13 (retirement)

David Freeman, Extension Equine Specialist, effective 12-31-13 (retirement)

Mary Peck, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washita County, effective 12-31-13 (retirement)

Cindy Clampet, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Love County, effective 1-3-14 (retirement)

Sue Hamilton, Extension Educator, Special Projects, Southeast District, effective 1-10-14 (retirement)

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

December 6: Southwest District FCS In-Service (Clinton)
December 10-11: OSU Winter Crop School (Stillwater)
December 11: Cooking for One (Or Two) (Cordell)
December 13: Cooperative Conversations: Merging with Mail and Email (Online)
December 14: 4-H State Air Rifle and Air Pistol Contest (Kingfisher)
December 19: December Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
January 4: Northwest District Mall Day (Enid)
January 8: Monthly Energy Update (Adobe Connect)
January 8-12: Denver Western Roundup (Denver, Colo.)
January 9: Northwest District ACCESS 4-H Enrollment Training (Fairview)
January 10-11: Horticulture Industry Show (Tulsa)
January 11: 4-H Pet Fun Day (Tulsa)
January 11: Indoor Archery Invitational (Stillwater)
January 14: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Online)
January 16: Turf and Landscape Maintenance Program (Ada)
January 16: School Nutrition Standards for Snack Foods in Schools (Online)
January 16: Aerobic Treatment Units: How Does It Work and How to Maintain It? (Adobe Connect)
January 18: Northwest District 4-H Air Rifle/Pistol and Archery Shoot (Watonga)
January 22-23: Extension Conference (Stillwater)

 

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