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Vol. 3 – No. 14
July 14, 2003

Current Events

Requesting Your Input:  During the last several weeks, Dean Curl and the Associates have examined ways through which the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources can create greater efficiency, strengthen its programs and services, and address the budget shortfall it faces in FY04.

 In the past, we have enjoyed success in both Extension and Research through teamwork and integration. We want to examine ways to build on those successes.  To that end, the Division Administration is soliciting your input on how DASNR initiatives will be defined and organized.

A specially designed web site has been created to provide all DASNR faculty and staff the opportunity for that input. During the next two weeks, beginning Tuesday, July 15 at 8:00 a.m. until Monday, July 28 at 8:00 a.m., you may go to:  http://intranet.okstate.edu/DASNRplanning to access the website, learn more about the concept and process, and provide your input.

Please know there will be additional opportunities for your involvement and input again later in the process. Your input in this initial planning process will be critical to the structure and organization of our initiative programs.

Announcements

Excellence in Community Leadership Award: Cherokee Adult Leadership has honored Shelly Davis, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H youth Development, and CED, Alfalfa County, for her leadership service, inspiration, and countless hours of service to the community.  She is a graduate of the Leadership 2002 Class. The class on Tourism and Community/Business Development struck a chord with her, and shortly thereafter, the Chamber of Commerce scheduled a Bed and Breakfast Seminar in conjunction with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. The seminar featured a variety of speakers and more than 30 guests. Her next leadership vision was the result of the Initiative for the Future of Rural Oklahoma. She immediately saw the value of this three-year program for Alfalfa County and worked hard to garner a grant. The goal is to have an economic boost and positive impact on tourism and businesses in the county.

 Winters Recognized: Ida Fay Winters, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences /4-H Youth Development Jackson County, received the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Excellence in Extension Award at the annual convention in Washington D.C., on July 1.

 Williams Honored: Sue E. Williams, Extension Family Policy and Energy Specialist, is the recipient of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership Award. The award was presented Jun 30 during the association’s 94th annual convention and exposition in Washington, D.C.

 Focus on Youth: Beginning August 1, Focus on Youth will no longer be produced in a print version for mailing. However it will continue to be available online on a monthly basis from the 4-H website at http://agweb.okstate.edu/fourh/. Attachments will be available online as well. For more information, contact Pat Thompson, tsoodle@okstate.edu.

 Show of Appreciation: July 29 is the date for the 2003 Oklahoma Beef Inc. Customer Appreciation Day. The event will take place at the OBI sale facility, 10908 W. Highway 51-C, Stillwater. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics include bull health, bull care and nutrition, Oklahoma Quality Beef Network, and Country of Origin Labeling. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP by July 21 by calling 744-6060.

 Hall of Fame: Dusty Conner and Josh Grundmann, both students in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. Conner, who recently completed serving a year as the state 4-H president, is a sophomore. Grundmann, an incoming freshman, was elected as the Southeast District state vice president for the 2003-2004 year.

 New Paper Costs: The cost of personalized OCES letterhead for Extension offices has increased to $39.29 per ream as of July 1. The cost of Circa will now be $49.90. For information regarding shipping fees or to request an order form, please contact Cindy Keig, Agricultural Communications SErvices, at 405-744-4050. 

State Summary is Now Online: The Oklahoma Community Listening Sessions State Summary is now available on the web at http://www.dasnr.okstate.edu/oces/ocls/ListeningSessionReportHome.htm. There are a limited number of printed copies. If you have a specific need for a copy for distribution, please contact Lynette Nelson at 405-744-5398.

 Congratulations to: Melinda Evett, Cleveland County Senior Secretary, on the birth of her son, Bryce Arthur. He was born July 1, weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long.


College Corner

Workshop Slated: A Teaching Effectiveness Workshop entitled “Peer Observation for Teaching Assessment” will take place Thursday, August 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The workshop will be presented by Kirby Barrick, Associate Dean for Academic Programs for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. The workshop is based on a Five-Part System for Teaching Observation and Assessment. To register for the workshop, contact Mary Ellen Beyl at 405-744-5395. For more information contact Lou Anella at 405-744-6593, or via email at anella@okstate.edu; or Linda Martin at 405-744-5395, or via email at lmcasnr@okstate.edu.

F.I.T. Students Selected: Seventy students were selected for the 2003-2004 Freshman in Transition (F.I.T.) program. A total of 117 students applied for the program.

 Top Three Designs: The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Senior Design Team’s entry, “Designing an Island Habitat for the Interior Least Tern,” has been selected as one of the top three design entries for the 2002-2003 competition. The student team, comprised of Mary Crawford, Matthew Simpson, and Scott Schneider, will participate in the oral portion of the competition that will take place July 28 during the American Society of Agricultural Engineers Annual International meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.

Personnel Actions

APPOINTMENTS

None to report

TITLE CHANGES

Janna L. Kelley, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and Interim CED, Pontotoc County, effective 7-1-03  (was Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences /4-H)

 Timothy J. Bowser, Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 7-1-03 (was Assistant Professor)

 Tom A. Royer, Associate Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, effective 7-1-03 (was Assistant Professor)

 William G. McGlynn, Associate Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 7-1-03   (was Assistant Professor)

SEPARATIONS

James G. Britton, Area Extension. Poultry Specialist, Southeast District, effective 7-1-03

 Lonnie M. Cargill, Extension Program Specialist, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 7-31-03 

Claire L. Powell, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 7-31-03 

Carlene Jordan, Extension Educator, Special Projects, Pittsburg County, effective 7-31-03 

B. Dean McCraw, Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 7-31-03

James R. Sholar, Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 7-31-03

Ronald C. Robinson, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and CED, Garfield County, effective 7-31-03

James P. Thompson, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and Interim CED, Hughes County, effective 7-31-03

Suellen Scott, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences /4-H Youth Development, Adair County, effective 7-31-03

Patty Wright, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and CED, LeFlore County, effective 7-31-03 

Ann Cherry, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and CED, Cherokee County, effective 7-31-03

 Mary P. Selk, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Payne County, effective 7-31-03

 Don E. Britton, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and CED, Pottawatomie County, effective 7-31-03

 Barbara A. Tricinella, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County, effective 7-31-03

 Ida Fay Winters, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences /4-H Youth Development, Jackson County, effective 7-31-03

 Janice Park, Assistant Professor, Extension Gerontology Specialist, Design, Housing, and Merchandising, effective 7-31-03

 Linda F. Murray, District Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Program Specialist, Northeast District, effective 7-31-03

 Gerald L. Bullard, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, LeFlore County, effective 7-31-03

 Barbara Hatfield, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Custer County, effective 7-31-03       

Elaine Wilson, Associate Professor, Extension Parenting Specialist, Human Development and Family Science, effective 7-31-03

Ronald Justice, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and CED, Grady County, effective 7-31-03

 Janie Morrow, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 7-31-03

Lavena R. Rager, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences /4-H Youth Development, Creek County, effective 7-31-03

 James D. Coe, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and CED, Comanche County, effective 7-31-03

 A.L. Hutson, Area Extension Agriculture Economics Specialist, Southwest District, effective 7-31-03

Sandra Jones, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences /4-H Youth Development, Stephens County, effective 7-31-03

Walter Bruce Bigger, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and CED, Marshall County, effective 7-31-03

 Susan Pitts, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences /4-H Youth Development and CED, Wagoner County, effective 7-31-03

 Billie Chambers, Associate Professor/Extension Program Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, effective 7-31-03

 Glenna Williams, Assistant Extension Specialist/Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader, Community Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, Nutritional Sciences, effective 7-31-03

 Dorothy J. Gibson, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Nowata County, effective 8-04-03

Coming Events

July 13-15: Oklahoma Home and Community Education State Meeting (Oklahoma City)

July 15-17: OSU Animal Science Field Days (Stillwater)

July 17: HAY-DAY (Chickasha)

July 18-19: Leadership Development Conference (Stillwater)

July 21-23: State 4-H Congress (Oklahoma City)

July 22: State Wheat Show Judging (El Reno)

July 22-24: Youth Livestock Judging Camp (Stillwater)

July 24-26: Sooner State Dairy Show (Stillwater)

July 26: State 4-H Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Archery Shoot (Watonga)

July 29: Southeast District Leaders Conference (Atoka)

July 30-August 3: Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship (Perry, Georgia)

 

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