CD Weekly Wire - July 2, 2012

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Thanks much to Melinda and colleagues who hosted us at the Stone Lab facilities on Gibraltar Island last week. The day was ideal for being outdoors and learning more about how our Sea Grant colleagues are helping communities, businesses, and local leaders in the Lake Erie watershed capitalize on their natural assets. To see pictures of the day (courtesy of Melinda), check out the CD Facebook Chat page at!/groups/OSUECDChat/.

We’ll spend a lot more time in planning, reporting, and discussion of priorities and goals when we meet for our fall retreat. We’ll be meeting just outside of Mansfield at the Fleming Falls Retreat Center at Camp Mowana ( on September 26 and 27. There are 20 rooms available for our use. CD funds will cover the cost of your lodging (for double occupancy). If you would like to have your own room, please let Sandy ( know as soon as possible so she can start a list for single room reservations. (Please note that you will have to pay $50 from your own funds to cover the extra cost of a single room.) Once we know the number of folks attending, we will know how many single rooms are available and will assign them from the reservation list.


To help ensure the agenda includes items of importance to you, Rose, Chet, and Becky have prepared a short survey located at Becky has created a QR tag, in case you would like to take it on your smart phone (GO BECKY!). Please take a moment to respond to the six open-ended questions, so that the committee can start planning activities and objectives with your thoughts in mind. Your response would be appreciated by Monday, July 9. Thank you!

SPSS Renewal - New Process:

If you have not renewed your SPSS software license as described in the June 11 issue, the process has changed. Your current license expired June 30, so please renew as soon as possible. Click here for the new instructions. You will need to call the IT Service Desk and speak to a representative that will take your information (instead of you completing the agreement form). They will give you a software request number to which you will refer in your eRequest. Once the eRequest is approved, the Office of the Chief Information Officer will email you an authorization code and instructions on how to download your software. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy (614-292-6232 or



Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie: 2012 Forecast - Free Webinar July 5:

As we learned last week, in 1969 Lake Erie was choked with harmful algal blooms (HABs), but by improving sewage treatment and agricultural practices, phosphorus inputs were reduced by almost 2/3 and Lake Erie became the Walleye Capital of the World. In the mid-90s dissolved phosphorus concentrations started to increase, HABs returned in 2002, and the size of the annual bloom has increased ever since. The webinar, led by regional and national experts, will explain NOAA's first seasonal harmful algal bloom forecast in the Great Lakes, the history of HABs in Lake Erie, and the impacts of HABs in the region. For more information about the topics to be discussed, click here. The webinar is free, but you must pre-register by Wednesday, July 4. To register, visit Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information. Contact Jill Jentes Banicki ( if you have questions.

Stone Lab Summer Guest Lecture Series Continues July 5:

Stone Laboratory will continue its summer lecture series Thursday, July 5. This week's lecture, "Perry's Monument: Why We Should Care About the War of 1812," presented by Blanca Stransky, Superintendent of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, National Park Services, 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

"Economic Recovery in Disaster-Impacted Communities" Webinar Series Continues July 18:

The International Economic Development Council continues its series of six free webinars entitled Economic Recovery in Disaster-Impacted Communities. Based on real pre-disaster planning and post-disaster experience, each seminar will equip you to plan and sustain your community's economic recovery in the wake of disaster. The second seminar, to be held Wednesday, July 18, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., will address business continuity preparation, media communications, and developing a plan to sustain long-term recovery. To view a complete list of seminars and speakers and to register, visit


Local Foods Network Teleconference - July 19:

The next OSU Extension Local Foods Network teleconference will be held on Thursday, July 19. On the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m., the OSU Extension Local Foods Network conducts a networking teleconference for any OSU Extension faculty/staff member with an interest in local foods topics. Extension employees discuss programming and in-service needs, jointly identify and/or plan educational programs, and become more knowledgeable about various issues related to local foods. Send an email message to Mike Hogan at to be added to the mailing list to receive monthly instructions for logging on to these teleconferences.




Food Innovation Center Social Science Data Grant Proposals due July 11:

The Food Innovation Center invites proposals for Social Science Data Grants of up to $2,500 each aimed at supporting social scientists in identifying, obtaining, or developing data about the economic and organizational systems used to produce and distribute food. Team members should join the FIC before applying. Proposals are due Wednesday, July 11. For more information, including request for proposals, visit Contact Carolee Barber ( or 292-0229) with your questions.

NEW Journal – Call for Manuscripts!

The Journal of Education and Learning, published by Canadian Center of Science and Education, is a new journal which focuses on teaching process and learning process, including the theory and practice of educational activities, research of general educational law, and studies of individual or group acquisition (knowledge acquisition, behavior acquisition, etc.). As a new journal, JEL is calling for papers. Please find the journal’s profile at and submit your manuscripts online. If you have any questions, contact journal editor Barbara Sun (

JEL is also recruiting reviewers for the journal. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, find the application form and details at




RIP Current Warnings for Lake Erie:

If you are planning to visit Lake Erie this summer, be aware there have been incidents with RIP currents. Check the National Weather Service's latest forecast map at

Twine Line to be Mailed to CD Professionals:

All CD professionals have been added to the distribution list to receive a hard copy of Ohio Sea Grant's Twine Line. Twine Line is the printed voice of Ohio Sea Grant. This award-winning, quarterly newsletter covers issues, events, and research related to Lake Erie and the Great Lakes and is geared toward the public, agencies, media, and elected officials. The next issue will be Summer/Fall.



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