CD Wire - June 3, 2019

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Ohio State University Extension
Community Development
helps communities enhance
their well-being.

AD Update:

-Greg Davis, Assistant Director

Video Bootcamp – July 15

Video production If you have little to no experience using technology in your teaching and program marketing efforts, check your calendar for July 15.

An introductory session will be taught by Brooke Beam and Kenzie Johnston, your CD (and ANR) colleagues at the 4-H Center’s Multi-media Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They plan to touch on filming styles, the types of equipment you might use, understanding your audience, storyboarding, scripting, and shooting. This is the first in a series with more advanced hands-on training being planned for the fall (e.g. file editing, music soundtracks, etc.).

The class is open to all CD and ANR program professionals and will be limited to 20 participants. Participants should bring their university-designated laptop and a small registration fee will be charged. If you would like to attend (or have questions), RSVP to me (davis.1081) by June 14. If you are interested in participating, RSVP ASAP…I believe this will reach capacity very quickly.

CFAES Farm and Rural Stress Task Force – Community Economics Committee is Forming             

Interested in the economic structures and power dynamics of rural communities? Or, do you have a desire to inform policy to impact rural communities? You may want to consider joining the now-forming Community Economics Committee; one of three committees that comprise the CFAES Farm and Rural Stress Task Force. The group currently includes membership from Extension’s FCS, ANR, and CD program areas as well as members from AEDE, SENR, and OARDC.

To learn more, contact me, Godwin Apaliyah, Kenzie Johnston, or Pat Bebo (task force administrative liaison).

CD Professional Development Scholarships – Three Opportunities to Apply

Why? OJCEP recently added a third application opportunity to their professional development scholarship program. As such, we have revised the guidelines of the CD scholarship program to reflect that change. In essence, the timing/calendar changed to include a third application window. Applications are now due February 15, May 1, and September 1. Find complete information here.

NACDEP Conference 2019 – Asheville Next Week!

NACDEP 2019 logo In less than a week many of us will be in the midst of NACDEP’s 15th annual conference, ‘Home Grown to New Heights’ in Asheville, North Carolina.

Well over 300 Extension professionals are planning to share and learn over the three-day event. If you are planning to attend, I encourage you to be deliberate about how you invest your time. We aren’t hosting this year, so we can focus on the opportunities to learn about new programs and research and expand our professional networks too. To get a head start, take a look at the conference specifics here



Lunch and Learn Session on MBAs for Ohio State Employees - June 6:

The Lunch & Learn information session for OSU employees is designed to expose you to the Fisher community in person, to help you understand what makes their Working Professional MBA program unique, and to share the generous tuition benefits that OSU offers to employees. The session will be held on Thursday, June 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at Gerlach Hall, room 236 (2108 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 - parking at the Lane Avenue Garage).

This Working Professional MBA Information Session will include:

  • Free Lunch
  • Program Overview (Evening & Weekend)
  • Admissions & Application Information
  • Q&A Session

For complete information and to register by June 6, click here.

Digital Engagement Webinar Series Update:

Ed Tech

Developing Branded Infographics with Piktochart - Monday, July 29 at 10 a.m.

Infographics offer a great way to help audiences consume statistic-heavy information in a fun and engaging way. This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of using the free online program, Piktochart, to design and publish branded interactive infographics that can be shared on social media, posted on websites, or printed. This webinar will be presented by Danae Wolfe. Click here to register.

Recordings of past webinars can be found here, including:

  • Getting Started with Zoom
  • Creating Online Evaluations and Surveys with Qualtrics
  • Diversity and Inclusion

2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium: Teaching Today’s Learners - August 13:

Teaching & Learning Symposium
August 13, 2019
Fawcett Event Center
Columbus, OH

All members of the CFAES teaching community (faculty, staff, and graduate students) are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium to be held on August 13 at the Fawcett Center. Explore concepts, ideas, and examples of teaching excellence and innovation for the advancement of student engagement and learning, and the enhancement of effective pedagogy. Information & Registration.



Articles/Publications of Interest:

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


Tariffs leading to 'point of no return'
Making it more viable to turn agricultural waste into renewable fuel

CFAES Monthly (May 2019)

Algal blooms in Lake Erie’s central basin could produce neurotoxins (Ohio State News)

Carbon-capture research attracts $3.7 million grant (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News)

Enterprise Project Digest (May 2019)

Ohio Sea Grant eNewsletter (May 2019)

Twine Line (Spring/Summer 2019)

The Drop (NCRWN eNewsletter - May 2019)

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