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Vol. 4 – No. 16
August 13, 2004

NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

OCES Secretarial In-Service:  I’ve heard many positive remarks regarding the in-service training held last week and was pleased to have so many secretaries on campus. My apologies that I had to be out of town during the week. I trust each of you who attended felt you gained useful knowledge from the training and that your time was well spent. Thanks to all the session and workshop presenters. I also appreciate so many staff from campus who attended parts of the training. I know that your now being able to “put faces with names” will enhance communications. I also appreciate all in the system who kept activities going in county, area, and district offices to allow your colleagues to participate.

CURRENT EVENTS

Risk Management: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will present a new risk management workshop entitled “Marketing Your Way to Profitability” on August 16 at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center in Enid. On-site registration is $25. For more information, contact Greg Highfill, 580-237-7677, or email at ghighfi@okstate.edu, or Scott Dewald, 405-256-4391, or sdewald@okcattlemen.org.

HACCP Workshop: The Food and Agricultural Products Center is hosting a “Developing and Implementing HACCP” workshop on September 9-10. Jake Nelson, FAPC meat processing coordinator, will serve as moderator. For more information, contact Jason Young, Quality Management Specialist, at 405-744-6071.

 Reminder:  The Oklahoma Beef Incorporated Fall 2004 Bull and Heifer Sale will take place at noon on October 21. More information is available by calling 405-744-6060, or 405-624-1181. Information also is available on the OBI Web site at http://www.ansi.okstate.edu.exten/OBI/.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holcomb Selected for Endowed Professorship:  Dr. Rodney Holcomb has been selected for the Charles B. Browning Endowed Professorship in Food Science. As the holder of the Browning Endowed Professorship, Holcomb will host an annual Browning Lectureship series that will address current and future issues of importance to value-added products processing and food safety in Oklahoma. This endowed professorship was offered in recognition of Charles B. Browning and his 17 years of visionary leadership and service to Oklahoma, the agricultural industry, and the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Useful DASNR Intranet Web Sites: Here are several Web sites that you may find helpful.

     On-Line DASNR Personnel Directory - http://intranet.okstate.edu/personnel/DASNR_DIR.pdf

An on-line version of the printed DASNR Personnel Directory. Updated monthly. Corrections? Contact Betty James in the Agriculture Human Resources office, 405-744-5524 or upsxbaj@okstate.edu.

 DASNR Email Directory -  http://intranet.okstate.edu/personnel/directory.htm

A list of DASNR employees, their title, office location, & email address (if they have one). Updated at least twice per month. Corrections? Contact Lee Freeman by email, lee.freeman@okstate.edu.

 DASNR Group Email Addresses - http://intranet.okstate.edu/email2grp/index.htm

Email addresses for predefined groups of DASNR employees.  Good way to send a message to a 'target' group of DASNR employees; check out the groups that are available. Updated at least twice per month. Corrections?  Contact Lee Freeman by email, lee.freeman@okstate.edu. 

Bookmark/Favorite this URL - http://intranet.okstate.edu/personnel/personnel_directory.htm

You can access the three sites described above from this URL. There is also a link to the Extension Secretary Directory from this site.

 Search DASNR Link - http://www.dasnr.okstate.edu/  (not an intranet site)

From the DASNR Homepage, click on 'search dasnr' (in the gray bar near the top of the window) You will find a link to both the DASNR Personnel Directory and the DASNR Email Directory. This site also has a link to Ag Communication's OSUExtra (fact sheet) search page.

Conference Was a Success: Greg Highfill, Area Extension Livestock Specialist, would like to say “Thank you to all Extension educators who helped make the 2004 Wheatland Stocker Conferences at Woodward and Enid a success.  The speakers did an excellent job at this stocker cattle educational program.  I appreciate all the time and effort to promote and attend the conference.  Good Job!”

Special Thoughts To: Margaret Edsel Fitch, who suffered a stroke on July 22. Cards can be mailed to her at Ranch Wood, 2730 N. Mustang Road, Yukon, OK  73099. Service record:

  • 1943-1945 – Home Economist, Cimarron County, Boise City, OK
  • 1945-1975 – State Program Leader, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1975-1977 – Assistant Director, Human Resource Development, Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu
  • 1977-1980 – Associate Director, Cooperative Extension, Univ. of Hawaii
  • 1980-1981 – State Program Leader, Home Economics, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Univ. of Hawaii

COLLEGE CORNER

Freshmen Enrollment is Up: The College has enrolled 394 new freshmen during the summer compared to 358 new freshmen this time last year. This represents more than a 10 percent increase in the number of incoming freshmen.

 New Student Reception: A “College Welcome Reception” for new CASNR freshmen and transfer students will take place August 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 123 Animal Science.

AWARDS

2004 Professional Achievement Award:  Presented at the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) Annual Meeting, Mobile, Alabama, for demonstrated outstanding service to his/her institution and involvement in expanding the human resources and/or financial support for colleges of agricultural sciences.

·        Louann Waldner, Director, CASNR Student Career

 American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Teaching Awards:  Presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, August 3, 2004

·        Undergraduate Teaching with More than 10 Years Experience:

o       Dr. Dan Tilley, Professor, Agricultural Economics

·        Graduate Teaching with More than 10 Years Experience:

o       Dr. Wade Brorsen, Regents Professor, Agricultural Economics

 2004 Carl Alwin Schenck Award:  The highest award for teaching excellence presented by the Society of American Foresters.

·        Dr. Tom Kuzmic, Professor, Forestry

 OSU Outstanding Innovator Award:  For use of communication technologies in teaching.

·        Dr. Carol Bender, Regents Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology

 American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) Awards:  Presented at the Annual International Meeting of ASAE in Ontario, Canada.

·        ASAE Fellow:

o       Dr. John Solie, Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

o       Dr. Marvin Stone, Professor, Biosytems and Agricultural Engineering

·        Rosentreter Standards Award:  For exemplary leadership and service toward the generation, maintenance and administration of ASAE standards activites.

o       Dr Marvin Stone, Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

·        Kishida International Award:

o       Dr. Ron Noyes, Retired Professor/Ag Ext. Engineer, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

 PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

Jill A. Toney, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Custer County, effective 7-30-04

Wesley D. Scruggs, Sr. Agriculturist, Entomology and Plant Pathology, effective 8-1-04

Title Changes/Transfers

James E. Jones, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and Interim CED, Noble County, effective 8-1-04 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development)

Separations

Larry G. Burditt, Computer Analyst, Animal Science, effective 8-31-04

COMING EVENTS

August 25: Southeast District CED Meeting (Ada)

September 14: Judging Day at Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma City)

September 15: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

September 17-26: Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma City)

September 25: State 4-H Skeet Shooting Contest (Arcadia)

September 27: Release Day at Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma City)

September 28: Judging Day at Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa)

September 30: Southern Region 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum (Georgia)

September 30-October 10: Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa)

 

 

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