CD Wire - July 10, 2012

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AD Update:

Time for Listing Active Team Affiliation

A few weeks ago we talked about updating the team listing. One place you will see this listing is in RIV (and previously in OSU:pro, and URS before that). A listing of active teams communicates topics of importance to us. It also better enables our colleagues to decide how and with whom they would like to affiliate in pursuit of shared goals. (If you saw on a list that a team focused on eating brownies existed, who wouldn’t want to join?) You may recall I requested that you reflect on your active ‘teaming’ pursuits and bring your list to share at the CD in-service on June 27. Unfortunately, we did not have time to share lists then. No worries, we have the Internet for times like these. If you have not already, please create a list of teams in which you are active and forward to me by July 11. If the group is small, please include as many team member names as you can remember. If you were part of a team you know has disbanded, please send that info, too. After we have a handle on our currently active teams, we will be sharing the team listing in a number of formats and methods soon.

June 27 In-Service Presentations

For folks who couldn’t attend the June 27 in-service, you can get a small taste of what was shared by checking out the presentation materials of Frank (Lake Erie Update) and Sarah (Ohio Clean Marinas Program). Items discussed in the AD Update include:

  • progress on factsheet review, revision, and/or new development
  • continuing efforts to create and maintain our web and social media presence
  • a national meeting review 2012 and preview 2013
  • discussion of a possible annual Excellence in CD Award

Find more details posted on the CD Facebook Chat page at!/groups/OSUECDChat/.

CD Retreat - Do You Plan to Attend?

We need to give Fleming Falls Retreat Center an estimate of the number of people in need of lodging for the CD retreat. Please let Sandy know by July 12 whether or not you plan to stay overnight on September 26.



Stone Lab Summer Guest Lecture Series Continues July 12:

Stone Laboratory will continue its summer lecture series Thursday, July 12. This week's lecture, "USGS Science - Partner driven Research: Huron-Erie Corridor, Asian Carp, and Harmful Algal Blooms," presented by Leon Carl, Regional Executive, U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Area, will begin at 7:45 p.m. To view the lecture via a live web seminar, contact To read more about upcoming lectures, research presentations, start times, and to view previous lectures/research presentations, visit There will be no lecture on July 19. The series will resume on July 26.

Upcoming eXtension Summer Web Sessions:

Visit eXtension Learn ( to view the many upcoming webinar sessions available this summer. Please note that times at this link are given in UTC, which is four hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. The times listed below have been adjusted for our time zone. Topics include:

  • Organizing Mobile Web Experiences - July 12 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Community Renewable Energy Deployment Success Stories: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Webinar - July 17 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Introduction to Social Networking - July 19 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)



New Issue of Communiqué Available Online:

A new issue of the Communiqué is now available at Topics in this issue include:

  • Recovery from Storms Hitting Ohio
  • Deliver Results – Behavior #6 of High-Trust Leaders
  • Director’s Internal Advisory Committee
  • CFAES Crisis Response Plan
  • National Outreach Scholarship Conference October 1-3 – Registration is now Open
  • Personnel Update – April to June 2012

A Season of Many Weather Emergencies:

Dee Jepsen, State Safety Leader, informs us that summer storms and extreme heat have played havoc in many Ohio communities. Safety and health precautions are being sought after on a variety of topics. This issue has a wide collection of prevention strategies for all ages and all-season hazards. For additional information on these topics and more, visit the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) at for trustworthy references from Extension colleagues around the nation.


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