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Volume 15, Number 18
September 11, 2015

 

CURRENT EVENTS

Fall Concerts in the Garden Series Begins Tonight: Grab your chairs and pack a picnic supper and head to The Botanic Garden at OSU tonight for the first concert in the fall concert series. Stillwater-favorite Val Gladden Band takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will feature a blend of country, rock and soul music. Dom and the Riff will provide the music Sept. 18. This band combines multiple genres to create a sound of their own. Slated Sept. 25 will showcase the talents of guitarist/vocalist Tyler Siems. These concerts have been very popular and provide area residents with a great evening of entertainment.

Oklahoma 4-H’ers Participating in Septemberfest: Oklahoma 4-H’ers will have an opportunity to share their project work and tell their 4-H story at the informational booth that will be set up at Septemberfest. The event takes place tomorrow, Sept. 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City. Septemberfest is free and open to the public. Visitors also may visit the Oklahoma History Center free of charge that day. There will be a number of vendors on hand for the event, including Dairy MAX, Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanic Garden and others. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about Oklahoma commodities, as well as a time for 4-H’ers to share information about this great youth organization. There will be several hands-on activities available at the 4-H booth. For more information, contact Kristin Knight in the State 4-H Office at 405-744-7960.

Groundwater Issues In-service Training Slated Oct. 2: There continues to be growing concern in Oklahoma about groundwater quality and quantity. To help address this concern, a Groundwater Issues In-Service Training will take place Oct. 2 in Human Sciences, Room 230 on the OSU campus. The training begins at 9:00 a.m. Topics up for discussion include introduction to groundwater hydrology, irrigation, OWRB groundwater information, selection of groundwater pumps and equipment and interpreting groundwater tests. The training also will address common irrigation and water quality questions. Participants may enroll at https://apps.dasnr.okstate.edu/inservice/2015/inservice/show/70134.

Horse Science Academy: A Horse Science Academy geared toward high school students designed to show the incorporation of science and mathematics to horse management will take place Nov. 21 at the Totusek Arena in Stillwater. Students will receive classroom instruction on topics including health management, nutrition and weight assessment, followed by hands-on application of lecture material. Registration is $40 and includes a laboratory manual and lunch. For more information, please contact Kris Hiney, Extension Equine Specialist, at 405-744-9291.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

America’s Healthiest Campus® (AHC) Challenge for September Reminder: This month’s challenge is informal and is in alignment with one of our 2015/2016 Wellness Priorities – improved nutrition and hydration. We are focusing on increased hydration, which falls in the physical dimension of wellness. OSU AHC goals are for your entire office to be healthy in all dimensions of wellness! Remember to stay hydrated and remind your co-workers to stay hydrated, too. Go to Hydration Challenge to read more about the importance of staying hydrated. Also, please visit America's Healthiest Campus Facebook Page and ask your office Innovator to post your county’s challenge to other counties and/or how your office is meeting this month’s campus-wide challenge of staying hydrated.

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:

  • NREM-2896 Determining Sex and Reproductive Status of Rodents
  • NREM-2897 Managing for Small Mammal Diversity
  • PSS-2166 Use of Glyphosate as a Harvest Aid in Early Planted Grain Sorghum
  • PSS-2167 Glyphosate Use as a Pre-Harvest Treatment: Not a Risk to Food Safety
  • T-5144 Handle with Care: A Checklist to Help Older Adults Reduce Falls Risk
  • EPP-7333 Greenhouse Propagation of Ornamental Cannas Grown from Rhizomes or Seeds

Congratulations to: Jonathan Jeffrey, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Stephens County, and his wife, Kelle, on the birth of their son. Jack Wayne was born Aug. 9, weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed home by big sister Georgia. Congratulations!

Condolences to: Stephanie Wilson, Extension Administrative Support Assistant, Pittsburg County, on the death of her brother. Jessie Oliver passed away Aug. 24. Funeral services took place Aug. 29 at Indianola School. Cards may be sent to Stephanie at 4195 Nale Road, Indianola, OK  74442.

            PERSONNEL ACTIONS

            Appointments 

            None to report

            Title Changes/Transfers

            Josh Payne, Extension Poultry Specialist/Assistant Professor, Animal Science, effective 7-1-15 (was: Area Animal Waste Management Specialist-Northeast/Southeast Districts)

            Lynn Null, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Comanche County, effective 9-1-15 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED)

            Liz Taylor, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, and CED, Grady County, effective 9-1-15 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED)


            Separations/Retirements

            None to report

            VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

            OSU Campus

            Assistant Director for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Economic Development
            Professor/Director, National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity
            Assistant/Associate Professor, Small Grains Specialist
            Professor and Head, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

            Family and Consumer Sciences

            Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Mayes County
            Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, McCurtain County
            Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Nowata County

            4-H Youth Development 

            Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Texas County (3/4 time)
            Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Okfuskee County


            Agriculture

            Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Comanche County
            Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Cotton County
            Area Extension Agriculture Economics Specialist, Southwest District
            Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Northwest District

            Internal Applicants Only

            Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County
            Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Garvin County
            Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Kingfisher County
            Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Mayes County
            Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washita County

            COMING EVENTS

            September 15: Annual Turf and Landscape Field Day (Stillwater)
            September 16: Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibit Judging Day (Oklahoma City)
            September 17: September Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
            September 26: State 4-H Judging Contest (Stillwater)
            September 26: Shotgun Skeet (Arcadia)
            September 26: GardenFest (Stillwater)
            September 28: Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibit Release (Oklahoma City)
            September 29: National 4-H Food Showdown Challenge (Dallas)
            September 29: Tulsa State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibits Judging Day (Tulsa)
            October 1: Area Coordinator Training (Oklahoma City)
            October 2: Groundwater Issues In-service Training (Stillwater)
            October 5: Extension Administrative Support Staff Conference NW and SW Districts (Oklahoma City)
            October 7: Monthly Home Energy Update (Adobe Connect)
            October 9: Cooperative Conversations: Cybersecurity Topic (Adobe Connect)
            October 10: Northwest District 4-H Trapp Shoot (Enid)
            October 11: Tulsa State Fair Indoor Exhibit Release (Tulsa)
            October 17: Shotgun Trap (El Reno)
            October 17: Horseback Heroes (Oklahoma City)
            October 18: Fall Ambassador Meeting (Stillwater)
            October 19: 4-H Clover Classic (Stillwater)
            October 19: 4-H Volunteer Management System (TBA)
            October 21: America’s Healthiest Campus Innovator Training (Stillwater)
            October 21: Hunter and Health Issue Teams Meeting (TBA)
            October 21: NBCEC Brown Bagger Webinar Series Week 3 (Online)
            October 22: 4-H Volunteer Management Review (Webinar)
            October 28: NBCEC Brown Bagger Webinar Series Week 4 (Online)
            October 29: Northwest Oklahoma Beef Conference (Enid)
            October 30: Rural Economic Outlook Conference (Stillwater)
            October 31: Archery (Stillwater)

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             


             

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