CD Weekly Wire - July 30, 2012

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Complete and Up to Date – an Ongoing Goal

Our revised CD web presence was ‘launched’ on April 4 guided by the ongoing goal to maintain complete and up to date web pages. Since that time, Sandy has been diligently working to edit existing content and format new content with your help and guidance. Kudos is in order for Sandy, David Civittolo, and Nancy Bowen for their work to create and format the new BR&E program web pages found at If you lead programs that could benefit from a more comprehensive web presence similar to what was done for BR&E, please contact Sandy to discuss next steps. Something less ambitious, but equally important, is ensuring that content about you or programs you lead is complete and up to date. A quick and easy place to start is your ‘Bio’ page under the CD Staff link ( A quick check late last week showed the following to be complete: Bowen, Civittolo, Lloyd, Lucente, Merkowitz, Orlando, Raison, and Romich. Compare your bio page to these to see what you may be missing from your page, and please send your missing content to Sandy by August 10.

Also, if you have not already, please create a list of teams in which you are active and forward to me ASAP. 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’ll be sharing the team listing in a number of formats and methods soon.



Final Stone Lab Summer Guest Lecture - August 2:

Stone Laboratory will present its final summer guest lecture, "The Day Science Saved the Great Lakes," presented by Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the Administrator (Great Lakes), U.S. EPA, this Thursday, August 2 at 7:45 p.m. To view the lecture via a live web seminar, contact To read more about this week's lecture and research presentation and to view previous lectures/research presentations, visit



Summer In-Service Photos Posted on CD Chat Page:

Thanks to Becky Nesbitt for posting a photo album of our Stone Lab trip on the CD Chat Facebook page at!/media/set/?set=oa.300470226718856&type=1. This link will take you directly to the album; however, you will need a Facebook account login to view the photos.

If you do not have a Facebook account or have not joined our chat group, this would be a great time to do so! To join the chat group, first you will need a profile on Facebook ( Once you have an account, visit and click the “Ask to Join Group” button.

Send Email Addresses for Quarterly CD Newsletter Mailing:

The quarterly CD newsletter will be published on our web site in October. In order to compile a mailing list, please begin to gather names and email addresses of colleagues, clientele, and anyone else you think might be interested in reading about what's new in OSU Extension Community Development. Next week's Wire will contain more information about the newsletter's content and format. Please send your addresses to Sandy (

Get Your Biometric Health Screening and Complete Your Personal Health Assessment by September 30:

Complete the YP4H Personal Health Assessment (PHA) October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012 and receive the full 2013 PHA Medical Plan Premium Credit of $360. You will not be able to access the site or get your premium credit if you have not completed your PHA by September 30.

To complete your PHA, you can use biometric health values obtained from your personal physician or from one of the many health screening events offered by Ohio State. To download the Biometric Health Values-Physician Form or to schedule a screening appointment, visit (under "YP4H Resources"). Contact or 292-1050 if you have questions.


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