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Volume 15, Number 25
December 18, 2015

 

 CURRENT EVENTS

Biennial Conference Slated Jan. 12-14, 2016: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service will hold its biennial conference Jan. 12-14, 2016, in the Oklahoma State University Student Union. The theme is “Partners in Excellence for Impact.” The conference will include 40 concurrent sessions covering a variety of topics; professional association meetings; “Making an Impact as a Change Agent” training; a group luncheon; social time, including the Bedlam Men’s Basketball Game; and a keynote address entitled “When You’re Through Changing, You’re Through,” from speaker Steve Siemens. Information about the conference can be found at http://intranet.okstate.edu/staff_development/extension-conference.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Retirement Reception for Larry Klumpp: Larry Klumpp, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development and CED, Kay County, will retire Dec. 31, following a 33-year career with Extension. A reception will be held in his honor Dec. 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Kay County Courthouse, 201 S. Main Street, Newkirk.

Invitation to Join Epsilon Sigma Phi: County, district, area, and state colleagues are invited to join Epsilon Sigma Phi. Membership is open to staff who have completed five or more years of service with OCES. ESP is a national organization with no promotion of any agenda or gain. In the words of its founder, William A. Lloyd, “We stand to work not for self, but for the good of the whole Extension organization. Our creed expresses our articles of faith, our obligation, a personal pledge of fine toleration, helpfulness, sympathy and a never dying, always enduring optimism.”
     Annual dues for renewing members are $45 and $50 for new members. This includes state and national membership. To join, please complete the attached membership form and return it to Mickey Simpson in McClain County, along with your check, prior to OCES Conference in January. If you prefer, you can see Mickey during conference to pay your dues. The deadline to pay dues is Jan. 14, 2016.

New/Updated Publications on PODS: A new publication is available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. The new publication is:

  • FAPC-196 Lipid Glossary

Condolences to: Shari Monsees, Administrative Assistant, Northwest District, on the death of her mother. Linda Kroll passed away Dec. 11. Funeral services took place Dec. 13. Memorials may be made to the Garber Alumni Association or Garber FFA with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds. Cards may be mailed to Shari at 9610 Breckinridge Road, Enid, OK  73701.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments 

 

Amanda Tresslar, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Okfuskee County, effective 10-26-15

April Hauenstein, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Mayes County, effective 12-10-15

Title Changes/Transfers

 

 

Jessica Jantzen, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Osage County, effective 12-30-15 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Osage County)

Greg Highfill, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Woods County, effective 1-1-16 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Woods County)


Separations/Retirements

 

 

Robyn Rapp, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 11-30-15

Michael Davis, Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communications Services, effective 1-4-16

Michelle O’Sullivan, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 1-8-15

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

OSU Campus

Assistant Director for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Economic Development

Assistant/Associate Professor, Small Grains Specialist

Professor and Head, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Education


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, Nowata County


4-H Youth Development
 

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County

 

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Creek County

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Kay County

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

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washita County

 

 

Agriculture

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Garvin County

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Jefferson County


Area Positions

Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District, (Ada)

Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Northwest District, (Enid)

Area Agriculture Economics Specialist, Southwest District, (Duncan)

 

 

Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southwest District (Duncan)

Area Coordinator Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP), Pittsburg County, (McAlester)

Internal Applicants Only

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Custer County

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grady County

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Washita County

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Woods County

COMING EVENTS

 

 

January 6-10: Denver 4-H Western Roundup (Denver, Colorado)
January 8-9: Oklahoma/Arkansas Horticulture Industries Conference (Tulsa)
January 9: Oklahoma 4-H Air Rifle/Pistol FUN Shoot (Stillwater)
January 11: America’s Healthiest Campus Innovator Training (Stillwater)
January 12-13: Extension Biennial Conference (Stillwater)
January 15: Pattern Adjustments for Diverse Body Types (Stillwater)
January 16: Oklahoma 4-H Indoor Archery Contest (Stillwater)
January 22: 4-H Century III – Chapter 1 (Adobe Connect)
January 23: Indoor Archery (Cherokee)
January 23: Horse, Livestock, and Dog 4-H Volunteer Conference (Stillwater)
January 26: 4-H Online Enrollment In-service (Ada)
February 3: Southeast District 4-H Online In-Service (Ada)
February 8: Pickens Legacy Scholarship Applications Due (Stillwater)
February 12: Cooperative Conversation: Overview of Microsoft Office 2016 (Adobe Connect)
February 13: State 4-H Air Rifle/Pistol Contest (Shawnee)
February 13: Southeast District Share the Fun, Famous Person and Clover Bowl Contests (Kiowa)
February 13: State 4-H Council Meeting (TBA)
February 16: Southeast District Common Measures Evaluation In-Service (McAlester)February 26: 4-H Century III – Chapter 2 (Adobe Connect)
February 28: 4-H Ambassador Spring Training (Stillwater)
February 28: 4-H Day at the Capitol Training (Stillwater)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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