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Vol. 5 – No. 1
January 14, 2005

NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

CURRENT EVENTS

Field Day Slated: The OSU Wheat Pasture Research Station Field Day will take place January 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The OSU Wheat Pasture Research Station Headquarters is located one mile west of the intersection of State Highways 51 and 74. The event will include Station History and current Research, Phosphorus in a Dual Purpose System, and System Targeted Wheat Breeding Research. For more information call Greg Highfill at 580-237-7677, or email at ghighfi@okstate.edu.

4-H/FFA Gameday: Oklahoma 4-H’ers and FFA members have the opportunity to attend the 4-H/FFA Gameday as the Oklahoma State University Cowgirls take on Baylor on January 29. All forms and money must be at the State 4-H Office by January 21. For more information, call 405-744-5390.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Mileage Rate: Effective January 1, 2005, the Office of State Finance has increased the state mileage rate to $0.405 (40.5 cents per mile) for travel.   

Email Migration: Beginning in February, the Extension Technology Specialists will be working with county, area, and district office personnel to migrate from their DASNR email account to an OSU Exchange email account. Benefits from this migration include the potential for spam filtering at the email server level, fewer “email server unavailable” messages, and more capabilities available through the email Web site. This migration process continues to be refined and simplified. Updated details about the process, along with timeline are available at http://www.dasnr.okstate.edu/support/migration. Questions can be sent to either of the Extension Technology Specialists nancy.michael@okstate.edu, jane.fenton@okstate.edu, or Dwayne Hunter at tdh@okstate.edu.

 Weed Control Guidelines Now Available: The 2005 Weed Control Guidelines for Oklahoma has been released and is available for purchase. The guide, which costs $10, contains weed control information on most agronomic crops produced in Oklahoma, specifically alfalfa, brush, canola, corn, cotton, pasture and rangeland, peanut, sorghum, soybean, and wheat. To order, please send your check, payable to Oklahoma State University Plant and Soil Sciences to Oklahoma State University, Plant and Soil Sciences Dept., Att: Case R. Medlin, 279 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK  74078.

Family Web Site: The Canadian County Coalition for Children and Families has a Web site that may be of interest to families across the state. The site links to many national sites that are family related and family friendly. The Web address is http://www.familiescancount.org.

 Oklahoma 4-H’ers Participate in Denver Western Roundup: Fifty-two Oklahoma 4-H’ers, along with adult delegates, attended the 85th Denver Western Roundup January 6-9 in Denver, Colo. The state qualifying livestock team from McCurtain County, was the 3rd High Team Overall in the Livestock Judging Contest. In addition, two 4-H’ers from Rogers County presented a team demonstration and the state qualifying horse team from Rogers County also participated in the judging contests.

Congratulations to: Carol Laverty, Harper County Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, on the birth of her granddaughter. Holly Reece Bockelman was born December 22, weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. She joins her siblings Haleigh, Hannah, and Houston.

 Congratulations to: Jennifer Adsit, Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communications Services, and her husband, Christian, on the birth of their son. Mason Chase was born January 6, weighed 10 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 22 inches long.

 COLLEGE CORNER

On-line Scholarship Application: The CASNR on-line scholarship application for the 2005-2006 academic year is available on the CASNR Web site at www.casnr.com. Click on the link "Scholarships" then "CASNR Undergraduates" or “Incoming Transfers.” The deadline for application is January 24 for current CASNR students, and February 1 for prospective/incoming transfers 

CASNR Award Applications Available: Applications for the Browning Outstanding Freshman in CASNR; Top Ten Senior in CASNR Award; and the Dean Fred Lecrone Leadership Award are available on-line at the CASNR Web site at www.casnr.com. Click on the link “Award Applications.” Applications also are available in 136 Ag Hall. All qualified CASNR students should be encouraged to submit an application. The deadline for all applications is January 31.

 Outstanding Seniors: Applications are available for OSU Outstanding Seniors 2004-2005.  Please encourage qualified students to apply. Candidates may be December 2004, May 2005 or July 2005 graduates. Faculty can send nominations with e-mail addresses to Anne Scott, Director of Student Alumni Programs; Anne will e-mail applications to those nominated. 

On-line Diploma Application: Diploma applications are now available via the web. Go to the OSU Web page at http://pio.okstate.edu/ and click quick links, “Registrar.”  “Diploma Application” is listed as a selection in the left-hand column. Click on “Diploma Application” and instructions will appear for printing and submitting the form. Students who wish to change their diploma application from one semester to another should be urged to use this site as well.

AWARDS

 PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

Don W. Lake, Applications Engineer, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 12-10-04

 Travis Hanks, Extension Specialist, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 1-1-05

 Sandra D. Lackey, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Carter County, effective 1-10-05

 Mary R. Larson, Coordinator, Pittsburg County, effective 1-10-05

Title Changes/Transfers

Barbara A. Denney, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Delaware County, effective 1-3-05 (was: Coordinator, Delaware County)

Separations

None to report

COMING EVENTS

January 19: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

January 20: Strengthening Programs to Reach Diverse Audiences (TBA)

January 24-28: Using Prescribed Fire (Stillwater)

January 25: 4-H Club Management Service (Oklahoma City)

January 29: Southwest District Volunteers Conference (Lawton)

January 31-Feb. 1: Southeast District FCS In-Service (Durant)

February 2: 4-H and Youth Horticulture and Plant Science Projects, Junior Master Gardener Program and AgWeather (Northwest District)

February 3: Strengthening Programs to Reach Diverse Audiences (Oklahoma City)

February 8: Extension Administrative Group (Stillwater)

February 9: Stress and Family Life 2 (Oklahoma City)

February 10: Hands-on Models for Water Quality Education (Muskogee)

February 16: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

February 18: Core Training: Housing and Entrepreneurship (Oklahoma City)

February 22: Stream Hydrology Trailer (Stillwater)

February 22: Using the Heart Health Curriculum (Oklahoma City)

February 23: Issue Framing Workshop (Oklahoma City)

February 23: Show Me the Money – Grants for OCES Programs (Norman)

February 23: Stress and Family Life 2 (Tulsa)

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