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Volume 12, Number 8
April 20, 2012

NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

CURRENT EVENTS

DASNR Day at the Capitol: During the 2012 DASNR Day at the Capitol on May 9, an exhibit will celebrate the 150th anniversary of land-grant institutions and highlight the division’s contributions to that heritage. A central display will include digital representations of key past and present personalities; a timeline of OSU and division milestones; and an emphasis on DASNR’s present and future roles in the land-grant missions of Extension, teaching and research. Affiliated DASNR exhibits will focus on animals, crops, urban/FCS programs, natural resources, youth development and value added products. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workshops Still Needed for 4-H Roundup: If you would like to present an educational workshop to youths ages 13-19 at the 91st State 4-H Roundup, please contact Tracy Beck at 405-744-8891. The workshops need to be hands-on, motivational, upbeat, and age appropriate. State 4-H Roundup takes place on the OSU campus July 25-27.


OEAFCS Elects New Officers: While attending the annual state meeting recently in Oklahoma City, members of the Oklahoma Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences elected the groups new officers. Taking on leadership roles are:

President: Susan Routh
Vice President for Public Affairs: Ranel Lasley
Vice President for Membership: Kristy Spaulding
Vice President for Professional Development: Charlotte Richert
Vice President for Awards: Jean Bailey
Secretary-elect: Joy Rhodes
Secretary: Jan Maples
Treasurer: Brenda Miller
Southeast District Representative: Sue Hamilton
Northeast District Representative: Jessica Riggin
Northwest District Director: Liz Garder-McBee
Southwest District Director: Brenda Gandy
Chaplain: Radonna Sawatzsky
Historian: Sonya McDaniel
Parliamentarian and Past President: Ginny McCarthick


Condolences to: Jodi White, CNEP NEA, Tulsa County, on the death of her step-father. Andrew (Andi) Nicholson passed away March 28. Funeral services took place April 4 with burial following at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. Cards may be sent to Jodi at 6104 Xenophon, Tulsa, OK  74132.


Congratulations to: Charles Cox, State 4-H Program Leader, and wife Natalie on the birth of their granddaughter. Tenley Lane was born April 17, weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Proud parents are Jesse and Faith Gates and big brother is Wesley of Pryor.

 

AWARDS

Congratulations to: Corbin Francis, a 5th year Landscape Architecture student, for winning a scholarship to ASLA Advocacy Day. The scholarship covers his expenses for the 3-day trip next month to Washington, D.C., where he will join professionals from across the country in a series of meeting with congressional representatives. Corbin will work directly with local professional Jeff Pugh (Tulsa, OK-ASLA President) and Scott Howard (OKC, OK-ASLA Trustee) advocating for issues relevant to the Landscape Architecture profession.  Corbin is one of five Landscape Architecture students across the United States to be awarded this honor.


OEAFCS Members Honored: Members of the Oklahoma Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences met last week for the group’s annual state meeting in Oklahoma City. The theme of the meeting was “Walk the Talk.” In addition to educational workshops and informative speakers, the group also recognized the hard work and accomplishments of its members. Those receiving awards include:

  • Marilyn Burns Scholarship – Liz Gardner-McBee
  • Grace Spivey Professional Development Award – Charlotte Richert, Eileen St. Pierre, and Jean Bailey
  • Irma Manning Professional Development Award – Lindsey Miner, Sue Hamilton, Janna Kelley, Debra Garrard-Foster, Jan Maples, Sonya McDaniel, Susan Moffat, Jessica Nickels, and Brenda Miller.
  • Norma Brumbaugh Awards - Lindsey Miner, Tracy Lane, and Lynn Null
  • Cleo Bryan Award – Tommie James
  • Barbara Tricinella Family Resiliency Award – Janice Cranor
  • OEAFCS Scholarship – Tommie James
  • Friend of Extension – Colbert F.C.C.L.A. Chapter - nominated by Tommie James
  • OEAFCS Past Presidents’ Award – Jean Bailey
  • 2011 Extension Educator of the Year – Jan Maples
  • 2011 Continued Excellence Awards – Lani Vasconcellos and Recia Garcia
  • 2011 Distinguished Service Awards – Cindy Clampet and Joy Rhodes
  • Florence Hall Award – Jean Bailey
  • Food Safety Award – Charlotte Richert
  • School Wellness Award – Organ Wise Guys Team - Debra Garrard-Foster, LaDell Emmons, Donna Jung, Susan Routh, Brenda Miller, Nancy Arnett, Jean Bailey, Valerie Evans, Sue Hamilton, Arleen, James, Cathy James, Janna Kelley, Penny King, Stephanie Ezzell, Nicole Neilson, Danette Russell, Virginia Stanley, Lindsey Miner,  Charles Cox, Deanna Hildebrand, Jan Dawson, Carrie Kile, Josh Phelps, and Christina Richards
  • Family Health and Wellness Award – Casey Campbell
  • Educational Curriculum Package Award – Brenda Sheik, Nicole Neilson, Ursula O’Hara, Barbara Brown, Craig Woods, and Kathy Conry
  • Educational Publications Award – Gale Mills
  • Educational Technology Award – Jean Bailey
  • Newsletter Award – Janice Cranor
  • Radio spot Award – Gale Mills
  • Television Spot Award – Casey Campbell
  • Written Press Award - Gale Mills
  • Photography Award – Gale Mills
  • Marketing Package Award – Susan Routh, Ranel Lasley, Brenda Gandy, and Lisa Taylor

NE District Ag In-Service Awards: Wil Hundl from the USDA Nation Agricultural Statistics Service in Oklahoma City presented awards to five Ag Educators for the timely submission of Crop Weather Reports in 2011. Those receiving awards included Marty Green, Adair County; Nathan Anderson, Payne County; Will Cubbage, Osage County; Randy Pirtle, Washington County; Randy Burris, McIntosh County. Each of these educators submitted between 93% and 100% of their weekly reports on time.

 

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments
None to report


Title Changes/Transfers
None to report

Separations/Retirements
None to report

 

COMING EVENTS

April 21: State 4-H Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)
April 23: Strategic Doing: Taking Control of the Community’s Future One Step at a Time (TBD)
April 23-24: OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp (Kellyville)
April 24: Retirement Ready (Oklahoma City)
April 25: Succeeding in Your Business and Community – Putting Your Best Food Forward (Muskogee)
April 26: Succeeding in Your Business and Community – Putting Your Best Food Forward (TBA)
April 26: Co-Parenting Through Divorce (TBA)
April 27: Core Content Overview: Money and Credit Management (Stillwater)
April 28: Managing Risk with Composting and Rainwater Harvesting (Okeene)                                      April 30: 4-H Record Books Due (Stillwater)
May 2: Southeast District First Aid/CPR Training (Ada)
May 5: 4-H Sporting Dog Demonstration Day (Stillwater)
May 8: 4-H Record Book Judging (Stillwater)
May 8: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)
May 8: Family Caregiving Across the Life Course (Oklahoma City)
May 11: Cooperative Conversation – The Threat Within (Centra)
May 12: Managing Risk with Composting and Rainwater Harvesting (Woodward)
May 15: Web Presence Strategies for Small Communities and Local Governments (TBA)
May 15: All the Buzz About Entomology Collections (Norman)
May 16: IPM for the Landscape Professional (Stillwater)
May 16: Nutrition Basics: The Adolescent Years (Centra)
May 17: Within My Reach Teach Back (TBA)
May 22: Educator Field Tour in Sustainable Agriculture (Leave from Oklahoma City – various locations)
May 24: Wild Game Food Safety – Fish In-Service (Edmond)
May 29: Educator Field Tour in Sustainable Agriculture (Leave from Tulsa – various locations)
May 30: Entrepreneur Communities Series: Niche Marketing  (Online)
May 31: Specialty Crops Hands-On Workshop/Conference Day 2 (Lane)
 

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