CD Wire - September 24, 2018

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-Greg Davis, Assistant Director

Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award Nominations due by November 1

Excellence balanced across Teaching, Research (including creative and scholarly work), and Service is the goal and expectation. To see what that looks like, take a quick look at the accomplishments of your CD colleagues who are previous and deserving recipients of the Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award. Of course, if you would like to discuss how you might better attain balance, let’s schedule a visit!
The $1,000 cash award recognizes a CD Extension professional for significant programmatic strengths, major contributions and innovative approaches achieved over the course of their Extension career.
November 1 is the submission deadline for nominations. This year’s recipient will be announced during the OSU Community Engagement Conference held at the Ohio Union on January 24, 2019, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Please find complete information about the award, including past recipients and the nomination form here.

CD Professional Development Support – Oct 1 Application Deadline

Don’t forget, if your professional development plans could benefit from some ‘outside assistance’ then now is the time to consider applying for up to $750 of CD Professional Development Support. Jill Bartolotta, Nicole Debose and Amanda Osborne received Spring awards. Jill’s scholarship enabled her to attend and present at the NACDEP conference in Cleveland. Nicole and Amanda pursued additional training and certification to help support their programming.
The fall deadline is just around the corner: October 1. Learn more on the CD Professionals’ webpage here.



Social Media Seminar in Miami County - October 1:

Miami County will be hosting a Social Media Seminar on October 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the seminar, Danae Wolfe will be presenting on social media strategies to engage your community. One hour will be allowed for lunch; please bring a bagged lunch and a computer. Contact Alisha Barton at with any questions. Register here by September 27.

GDSU Seminar Series - Fall 2018:

Grand Development Support Unit The Grant Development Support Unit (GDSU) is a part of the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education. Their mission is to serve CFAES employees as they conceptualize, develop, write, and submit their proposals to federal agencies and other entities to seek funding.

The GDSU will be hosting the following educational opportunities as a part of their fall 2018 seminar series:

  • Making "Cents" of NIFA Budgets (Budget Basics) - September 24, 3 to 4 p.m., Kottman Hall 244 (Columbus) and October 1, 1 to 2 p.m.,  Research Services 130 (Wooster) - Register
  • Introduction to the PI Portal - October 16, 1 to 2 p.m., FABE 200 (Wooster) and October 17, 10 to 11 a.m., Agricultural Administration Building 250A (Columbus) - Register
  • Navigating the CFAES Research Enterprise -  October 31, 10 to 11 a.m. Video-linked: Parker Food Science and Technology Building 120 (Columbus) – 122 Gerlaugh Hall (Wooster) - Register    
  • Communicating Science -  November 13, 1 to 2 p.m., Kottman Hall 244 (Columbus) and November 16, 11 a.m. to noon, FABE 200 (Wooster) - Register 
  • Working with the Private Sector - December 6, 2 to 3 p.m. Video-linked: 130 Research Services (Wooster) – Agricultural Administration Building 250A (Columbus) - Register

Refer to the email for more details. 

Creating e-Newsletters with MailChimp Workshop - October 5:

OSU Extension Educational Technology Attend one of the Ohio State Extension e-newsletter workshops with Danae Wolfe, to learn the basics of MailChimp. 

MailChimp, an e-newsletter system, is free for up to 2,000 subscribers and offers analytics so you can discover who's opening your newsletters and exactly what content they're engaging with. It will be offered the following dates and locations:

  • Friday, October 5, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ag Admin 211 (Columbus) - Register
  • Thursday, November 8, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Research Services 130 (Wooster) - Register

The Research Expo - October 9:

All OSU researchers are invited to The Research Expo, sponsored by the Office of Research, on Tuesday, October 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pomerene Hall (3rd floor – Ideation Zone and Labs) on the Columbus campus. The expo features information to support the growth and success of your research program. More than 50 exhibitors– research support services, centers/institutes, community partners and vendors- will be on hand to help you navigate your way through Ohio State’s research enterprise. Register and view the schedule here

Next EPN Breakfast to focus on Sustainability and Healthcare - October 16:

EPN Breakfast HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY PATIENTS: HOSPITALS REDUCE THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT This EPN Breakfast program, in collaboration with the Ohio Hospital Association’s Environmental Leadership Council, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care without Harm, will focus on efforts to embed environmental sustainability into healthcare systems in Ohio.

Three hospitals who are working to increase their energy efficiency, retrofit lighting fixtures, engage in staff and public education programming and reach carbon neutrality goals will be explored through this program. The breakfast will also conclude with a presentation of several Ohio EPA Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award winners from our state’s hospital sector. Register here.

Rural Stress Seminar - December 10-11:

Rural Stress The Rural Stress Seminar will be held on December 10 and 11 at the Crowne Plaza - Atlanta Airport. 

Rural America faces many challenges: struggling economies, rising suicide rates and the growing opioid epidemic. Land-grant institutions are uniquely positioned to impact community wellness in rural America at the local level. The University of Georgia invites you to join representatives from across rural America to have a conversation, explore best practices, and learn from industry and academic experts. Register here

Upcoming eXtension Web Sessions: 

eXtension. Issues. Innovation. Impact. Visit eXtension Learn ( to view and register for upcoming webinar sessions. Please share these events with others who may also be interested.

Topics include:

  • Living Mindfully: A New Online Mastery Badge Program - Friday, October 19, at noon
  • America Saves - Wednesday, October 24 at 12:30 p.m.



North Central Region One Water Action Forum - Call for Posters due October 12 and Registration now Open:

One Water Action Forum The North Central Region Water Network, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Iowa Soybean Association, and US Water Alliance are teaming up for the North Central Region One Water Action Forum on December 11 to 13 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

North Central Water's climate team, the North Central Climate Collaborative or NC3, is hosting a forum workshop focusing on integrating climate-informed decision-making into programming and outreach. North Central Water leadership team members are also hosting workshops and working sessions on NextGen Youth Water Leadership, Sustainable Water Supply, Watershed Management and more. Registration is now open. 

The forum is also seeking posters that focus on successful partnerships, specifically those that detail nontraditional, cross-sector partnerships for the benefit of our water resources. An example would be a partnership that brings together rural and urban stakeholders, such as farmers collaborating with a municipal water utility to protect a local water body. Posters are due by October 12. Learn more here

Call for Proposals: Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Projects North Central Region:

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development at Michigan State University will be having a competition for seed grants aimed at enhancing the ability of Land Grant institutions to positively influence the quality of life in rural areas of the North Central region.

Priority areas for the Center’s work include:

  • Building a 21st century
  • Sustainable communities
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Community health and wellness

In addition to these priority areas, based on feedback from NCRCRD constituency, the Center has an equal interest in supporting work in the following areas:

  • Rural poverty
  • Addressing physical and mental health challenges
  • Demographic change

Grant awards may range from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Up to $144,000 will be awarded. The Center does not pay overhead or other administrative costs. Proposals are due by February 6, 2019. Complete information can be found here.



Journal of Extension: The Innovation Issue - September 2018:

Journal of Extension

This Journal of Extension (JOE) special edition explores innovative applications in technology, case studies of road-tested breakthroughs in effective volunteer management, new methods for needs assessment, new business models for sustainable programming, new or adapted program delivery methods, mobile learning and social media, innovative access to Cooperative Extension resources and evaluated models of engagement with new audiences.


Articles/Publications of Interest:

Weekly News Digest (CFAES information blog for faculty & staff)

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