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Volume 15, Number 8
April 17, 2015

 

CURRENT EVENTS

Food Safety Seminar to Feature Frank Yiannas of Walmart: A public seminar featuring Frank Yiannas, Vice President, Food Safety and Health, for Walmart Stores Inc. will take place April 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 201 FAPC. Yiannas will discuss "Global Trends in Food Safety." This seminar will provide an overview of global food safety trends, emerging food system issues, and the actions needed to ensure consumers worldwide have access to an abundant supply of safe, affordable and sustainable food.

Entomology Undergraduate Program Seeking Future Students: OSU’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is opening its doors April 25 to students 6th grade and up who are looking into entomology as a career. Prospective students, along with their parents, will have a meet-and-greet at the Insect Adventure where entomology undergraduate degree options and scholarship possibilities will be discussed, as well as the vast array of career paths open to a person with an entomology degree. Lunch will be provided, followed by a tour of the research labs in the Noble Research Center on campuswith faculty and graduate students discussing what types of things happen in the labs. For more information and to RVSP for this event, please email Andrine Shufran at andrine.shufran@okstate.edu.

Concerts in the Garden: The spring concert series at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University will kick off May 1 with some great music by Beacon Drive. This band features classic rock music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Stillwater favorite Edgar Cruz is the featured artist May 8, and Monica Taylor and The Red Dirt Ramblers will perform May 15. All of the concerts will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and chairs or blankets and come out to enjoy a free concert in a tranquil setting. The Botanic Garden at OSU is located west of Stillwater on the north side of highway 51. For more information, please visit www.botanicgarden.okstate.edu

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New EEO Statements: New EEO statements are provided below. Please begin using them immediately. The first statement must be used on all materials distributed to the public and can be placed anywhere on the document. Use your best judgement on cost, especially for items printed in the office. If your publication is being printed by an outside vendor, you will need to get an estimate. These statements can be in very small font, as small as 4 point, however, 6 point is preferred. All of these statements also are available at http://toolbox.okstate.edu/disclaimers .

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures.  This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The Director of Equal Opportunity, 408 Whitehurst, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078-1035; Phone 405-744-5371; email: eeo@okstate.edu has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity. Any person (student, faculty, or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based on gender may discuss his or her concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with OSU’s Title IX Coordinator 405-744-9154.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department  of  Agriculture, Director of Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. This publication is printed and issued by Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Vice President, Dean, and Director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and has been prepared and distributed at a cost of 000 cents per copy. 

The following statement must be placed somewhere on all of your websites:

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures.  This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The Director of Equal Opportunity, 408 Whitehurst, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078-1035; Phone 405-744-5371; email: eeo@okstate.edu has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity. Any person (student, faculty, or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based on gender may discuss his or her concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with OSU’s Title IX Coordinator 405-744-9154.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director of Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. This publication is issued by Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Vice President, Dean, and Director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

The Brand Disclaimer must be used when mentioning particular brands such as John Deere, Kleenex, etc.

The information given herein is for educational purposes only.  Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the Cooperative Extension Service is implied.

If you mention pesticides you must put this statement somewhere on the publication:

The pesticide information presented in this publication was current with federal and state regulations at the time of printing.  The user is responsible for determining that the intended use is consistent with the label of the product being used.  Use pesticides safely.  Read and follow label directions.  The information given herein is for educational purposes only.  Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the Cooperative Extension Service is implied.

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

      • EPP-2072 Blister Beetles and Alfalfa

      • CR-7668 Foliar Fungicides and Wheat Production in Oklahoma – April 2015
      • ANSI-3915 Training Horses Safely
      • VTMD-9122 General Information for the Potential Camelid Owner
      • EPP-7611 Cedar-Apple Rust
      • CR-2141 Fall Forage Productions and Date of First Hollow Stem in Winter Wheat Varieties During the 2014-2015 Crop Year
      • CR-7195 Commercial Management of Turfgrass Insects and Mites

          PERSONNEL ACTIONS

          Appointments 

          None to report

          Title Changes/Transfers

          Danette Russell, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, LeFlore County, effective 3-1-15 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, LeFlore County)

          Jan Dawson, Area Coordinator, CNEP, Tulsa County, effective 5-4-15 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Mays County)


          Separations/Retirements

          None to report

          COMING EVENTS

          April 17: OCES Internship Orientation (Stillwater)
          April 18: 4-H Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)
          April 20: CPR/First Aid Training (Stillwater)
          April 22: FCS Statewide In-service (Oklahoma City)
          April 22: Annual OEAFCS Meeting (Oklahoma City)
          April 23: Southeast District Land Judging Contest (Choctaw County)
          April 25: Grant County Invitational Shooting Sports Trap Shoot (Enid)
          April 28: 4-H for Century III – A Model for Oklahoma 4-H Program (Oklahoma City)
          May 1: Spring Concert in the Garden (Stillwater)
          May 2: Grant County Invitational Shooting Sports Trap Shoot (Enid)
          May 2: Southeast District Archery and Air Rifle Contest (McAlester)
          May 4: National Extension Conference on Volunteerism (Portland, Maine)
          May 5: Environmental Law Enforcement Training (Cushing)
          May 8: Cooperative Conversations – What to Buy at the End of FY (Adobe Connect)
          May 8: Spring Concert in the Garden (Stillwater)
          May 8: Environmental Law Enforcement Training (Ada)
          May 11: Southeast District 4-H Briefing (Adobe Connect)
          May 13: Tips and Strategies for Effective Teaching (TBA)
          May 15: Southeast District Surface and Clicker In-service (McAlester)
          May 15: Spring Concert in the Garden (Stillwater)
          May 18: Northwest District 4-H Online Enrollment Training (Fairview)
          May 18: Tablet Computer and Clicker In-service (Anadarko)
          May 19: Group Exercise Instructor Workshop (Stillwater)
          May 21: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (Oklahoma City)
          May 22: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (Webinar)
          May 27: FMAPS In-service (Stillwater)
          May 28: CSC Livestock Judging Camp #1 (Warner)
          May 28: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (Oklahoma City)

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           


           

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