CD Weekly Wire - September 24, 2012

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AD Update:

Looking forward to the unit retreat . . . see you Wednesday!

Climate Change Adaptation Needs Assessment Survey - Complete by September 26

You should have received an email last week from Rebecca Power asking you to fill out a survey for our colleagues in the Great Lakes Regional Water Program who are conducting a needs assessment of Extension educators about their ability to provide information on climate change adaptation and sustainable communities. I encourage you to fill out this short survey and help them assess what type of educational opportunities and support you may need to deliver programs related to climate change adaptation.

Filling out the survey should take no more than 20 minutes and will provide valuable information for Extension about our capacity to address community needs related to climate change and climate change adaptation. Please complete the survey by September 26. Click here to view the cover letter.



Security Implications of Climate Change - September 28:

Andrew Price-Smith, director of the Energy, Environment and Security Program at Colorado College, will speak on "Climate Change, Disease, and the State: Lessons from History" at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies Director's Speaker Series. For complete information and to register by September 27 for this free event, visit:

Last Call for EcoSummit 2012 - October 1-5:

EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to the Columbus Convention Center from October 1 - 5 to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems. Speakers include Pulitzer Prize winners E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond, Kyoto Prize winner Simon Levin, and Stockholm Water Prize laureates Sven Jørgensen and William Mitsch. Registration is $625 for general admission and $250 for students. Register at: or at the conference. To read more, click here.

NCRCRD Webinar: "Learning from Community Leadership Development Education: Challenges for Educators" - October 3:

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development will present a free webinar, titled "Learning from Community Leadership Development Education: Challenges for Educators," on October 3 at 4:00 p.m. Members of the NCRCRD Small Grant-funded Think Tank, Evaluating Impacts of Community Leadership Programs, will present some of their findings from recently completed research and evaluation of community leadership development programs. Discussion will focus on the challenges facing community leadership development programs related to purpose, participation, design, curriculum content, and evaluation. For complete information, including how to enter the meeting room, click here or visit for a complete list of webinars.



2013 Staff Career Development Grants - Applications due October 29:

The application deadline is Monday, October 29, for Staff Career Development Grants of up to $500. These grants are awarded annually to offset costs associated with staff career goals and professional development and are funded through contributions to the Campus Campaign and administered by Human Resources in cooperation with USAC. Grants can be used toward expenses incurred during calendar year 2013. Applications are available at: Contact Michele Bondurant ( if you have questions.

Grant Seeking Newsletter now Available:

The September 2012 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News, provided by the Office of Research for use by the Ohio State research community, is available at: Topics include: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives, Value of Institutional Transformation Proposals, Too Much Data, and Training Topic: NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Ford Fellowships.



ESP Award Nominations due October 1:

Get recognition for your accomplishments! Submit your nomination for the 2012 Epsilon Sigma Phi Creative Works, Team Teaching, and ESP Special Chapter Awards to include the Excellence in Extension Award. The forms are available now at: . Click here for the past winners list for the Special Chapter Awards.

Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute Interest Survey - Respond by October 2:

Ohio State University Extension is building a new program for environmental professionals and volunteers called the Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute and is seeking input from you regarding effective program delivery. It will take only a few minutes to learn about the Institute and complete the survey at: Please respond by October 2.


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