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Vol. 2 —  No. 9
May 3, 2002

Current Events

Field Day: The 2002 Oklahoma State University Turfgrass and Nursery/Landscape Field Day will take place on May 23 at the Oklahoma Botanical Garden and Arboretum located west of Stillwater. A number of informative workshops are on the program.

Announcements

National 4-H Council Tree Planting Grants Available: The Community Tree Planting Grant Program will provide community action grants in the amounts of $200 to $1,000 to stimulate community tree planting and/or reforestation projects nationwide. Grants will be awarded to communities in support of ongoing community tree planting and/or reforestation projects or to stimulate new and creative youth-led projects. The role of adults is to provide guidance to young leaders in the tree planting and/or reforestation projects. Application deadline is May 27. Grant proposal review/awards will be made June 17. The grant project will be implemented June 17, 2002-March 17, 2003, with a mid-term report due October 18, 2002. The final report to National 4-H Council is due April 13, 2003. Applications can be found at http://www.grants.n4h.org/ . Click on “tree planting” in the left hand margin.

Great Source of Information: The Journal of Extension (JOE) is a wonderful source of information. It is the official refereed journal of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System, and can be found on the Web at www.joe.org. JOE expands and updates the research and knowledge base for Extension professionals and other adult educators to improve their effectiveness. In addition, JOE serves as a forum for emerging and contemporary issues affecting Extension education. JOE is available free of charge. You may add your name to the subscriber’s list to receive notification of each new issue as it becomes available. To join the subscriber’s list, send an email message to joelist-on@joe.org from the account you wish to subscribe. In the April issue there is an interesting article titled “A Framework for Introducing Program Evaluation to Extension Faculty and Staff.” This article shares ideas about ways to demonstrate that Extension programs are making an impact on the populations served.

Congratulations: Donna Stangl, Extension Educator, FCS, Canadian County, recently passed her registered dietitian exam. She received a provisional license until complete paperwork is finalized in August. Both personally and professionally, this is a wonderful accomplishment. OCES has but a few people in the field with this qualification.

Fee Waiver And Study Leave Forms Reminder: Fee waiver and study leave forms for the 2002 Summer Semester should be submitted to 245 Ag Hall and must be received five business days prior to the first day of class. If you miss the deadline, the fee waiver will not be honored, no exceptions.

Scholarship Applications Due Soon: The guidelines and application form for the William F. Taggert Scholarship are available on the Intranet at http://intranet.okstate.edu/scholarship/ . The Scholarship application can be downloaded into a Microsoft version. If you do not have access to these items through the Internet, please call Linda Turner at 405-744-6550 and she will send you a copy of both. Applications are due in 245 Ag Hall on or before
June 7, for both summer and fall semesters. Separate applications must be submitted for each semester.

Personnel Actions

APPOINTMENTS

Elaine F. Stebler, Senior Research Specialist, Forestry, effective 4-8-02.
John E. Haase, Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H, Rogers County, effective 4-29-02.
Elizabeth G. McBee, Extension Educator, FCS/4-H, Beaver County, effective 4-29-02

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Beverly Webster, Senior Research Specialist, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 4-16-02.
Jody Whisenhunt, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County, effective 4-18-02.

Coming Events

May 3: State 4-H Record Books Due (State 4-H Office)

May 4: Southeast District Invitational Trap, Skeet, Archery, Air Rifle and Air Pistol Contest (Ada)

May 4: Northeast District Public Speaking Contest (Keys)

May 7: Commercial IPM for the Landscape Professional (Stillwater)

May 7: Oklahoma Broiler Show (Tahlequah)

May 8-10: In-Service—Basic Extension Teaching Methods (Stillwater)

May 8: In-Service—4-H Judging 101 (Clinton)

May 9: State 4-H Record Book Judging (Stillwater)

May 10-11: Northeast District Horse Show (Claremore)

May 11: Northwest District 4-H Invitational Trap Shoot (Enid)

May 16: Eastern Research Station Field Tour (Haskell)

May 16: CCA In-field Training (Lahoma)

May 17: Lahoma Field Tour (Lahoma)

May 18: State 4-H Trap and Skeet Shoot (El Reno)

May 18: State Hippology Contest (Shawnee)

May 23: OSU Turfgrass and Ornamentals Field Day (OBGA, Stillwater)

May 23: Northeast District CED Meeting (Muskogee)

May 24: Northeast District Area Specialist Agents Meeting (Muskogee)

May 28: In-Service—Core Curriculum: Level Two (Oklahoma City)

May 28: State 4-H Interviews (Stillwater)

May 29-31: State 4-H Roundup (Stillwater)

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