CD Weekly Wire - December 3, 2012

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Embracing the Past – Building the Future

This week we have the opportunity to gather, reflect on, and celebrate our individual, team, and organizational accomplishments. Tuesday will involve a short unit meeting (10-noon in 370 Kottman) and association meetings in the 4-H Center after noon. Wednesday promises concurrent sessions, an administrative update from Director Smith, and a keynote luncheon speaker in the Ohio Memorial Union. There will be recognition ceremonies on both days.  I hope you are looking forward to the event as much as I am.

For our unit meeting, we’ll plan to pick up where we left off when we met in September at Camp Mowana. Plan to spend a little time in small groups to brainstorm ideas around marketing, collaboration, and fundraising. We’ll work together to implement your suggestions in 2013 and beyond. Click here for a summary list of your responses shared via the web survey, as well as a listing of individuals indicating a preference for a particular topic. We’ll also review progress and accomplishments to date in a short administrative update. Safe travels and we’ll hope to see you tomorrow!



Research in View (RiV) Training Session Update:

There are still openings in most RiV training sessions to be held in the next week. Click here to refer to Debby Lewis' updated email message of December 3 for complete information.

Health Care Reform WebEx Recording now Available:

Click here to view the recording of the WebEx presented by Jerry Friedman, Advisor for Health Policy and Associate Vice President at Wexner Medical Center, on the topic of Health Care Reform. The presentation gave an overview of health care in this country, what has brought us to health care reform, and changes as a result of the Affordable Health Care Act. It will be helpful background as OSU Extension professionals work with businesses and individuals through educational programs, including worksite wellness education programs. 

Register for Land Use Conference - January 11:

Register now for the 2013 Ohio Land Use Conference - Land Use and the Economy: Our land, our water, our quality of life, sponsored in part by OSU Extension Community Development. The event will be held on Friday, January 11, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Keynote speaker will be Scott Bernstein, President and Co-Founder of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago. Plenary speaker will be Carson Bise, Principal of Tischler-Bise of Bethesda, Maryland. Afternoon sessions will feature local government successes, state revitalization programs, agricultural economic development planning, and local governments addressing the energy boom. Registration deadline is December 31, but there is a discount for those who register by December 15. Visit for full conference information, including brochure, agenda, and registration. Please share this information with colleagues, partners, and clientele. Contact David Civittolo ( if you have questions.

Save the Date - Farm to School Conference March 13:

Farmers, producers, educators, school food service professionals, business leaders and Ohio State University Extension experts are invited to attend a statewide conference on the Farm to School program, with a goal to continue to get more fresh, locally grown and produced foods into more school cafeterias. OSU Extension will host the Farm to School conference on March 13, 2013, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. The Farm to School program works to increase students’ access to healthy foods and to help them learn more about food, health, nutrition and agriculture. For more information, click here to read the news release.



EEET Deadline December 14:

If you still have EEETs to submit for inclusion in your 2012 Annual EEET Summary Report, the postmark deadline is December 14. Click here for complete information (Kim Showalter's email of December 3).

Nepotism and Conflict of Interest/Work Outside the University Policy Conflicts due December 7:

To protect individuals and the university, the Nepotism Policy (applicable to faculty, staff, student employees, GAs, applicants) and Conflict of Interest and Work Outside the University Policy (staff) were revised, effective July 1. You may find your individual situation is in conflict with the updated policies. Please review the updated policies and disclose any conflicts by this Friday, December 7, so that alternative arrangements can be made. Contact: College/Unit HR director. For more information, visit:

Send Your Events for Intranet Calendar Posting:

Within the new OSUE “For Faculty and Staff” intranet site, there is now a functioning event calendar for statewide, regional, and other general Extension activities throughout the state. Events can be posted on behalf of any originating unit. Please send your Community Development event information to Sandy Odrumsky ( or 614-292-6232). Please give at least a week's notice to post something before your event occurs.

Include the following information for each event:

  • Event title, date(s), and time(s)

  • Summary statement – this is what shows up in the Agenda View, before you click on the title or “read more” link. This statement does not show up in the Weekly View or Monthly View, but it does appear as the first paragraph on the event’s detail page.

  • Body text – you can include a complete description of the event or simply post a URL or PDF for more information.

  • Any URL or PDF file that you want to be posted on the event’s detail page. Please save any Word documents as PDFs before you submit them.

The calendar can be found at: (click on Upcoming Events). On the calendar each event title has one of the following abbreviations in front of it that indicates the primary focus or originating entity of the event:

  • 4-H = 4-H Youth Development
  • ANR = Ag & Natural Resources
  • FCS = Family & Consumer Sciences
  • CD = Community Development
  • HR = Human Resources
  • BO = Business Office
  • Admin = Administration
  • NE = North East Regional Office
  • SC = South Central Regional Office
  • W = West Regional Office
  • PDE = Program Development & Evaluation
  • LdrCtr = Leadership Center
  • ProDev = Professional Development

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