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News and Notes: May 26, 2023

OUR VISION: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

OUR MISSION: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

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Leadership Notes

  1. Thank you again for your dedication to the Extension mission, your positive representation of our organization throughout the state, and your passion for serving the people of Ohio along with your colleagues.

  2. Thank you to those who joined the presentation in-person and online by David Civittolo, candidate for the assistant director, Community Development.

College Connections

  1. Reminder: All members of the CFAES teaching community are encouraged to participate in this symposium on Aug. 15.

  2. The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics’ fall outlook meeting will be held on Nov. 13.

  3. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has recognized a series of six fact sheets written by Erdal Ozkan with a 2023 Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Award.

Community Connections

  1. The Ohio Hunger Dialogue is a statewide conference focused on the issues of hunger in the local and global communities.

Programming Perspectives

  1. This class will explore the opportunity for annual income from maple production.

Tech Updates

  1. The university is moving to eduroam and device-based authentication for Wi-Fi, with osuwireless set to retire in summer 2024.

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. The Ohio JCEP Scholarships, Grants, and Awards Committee congratulates all of the recipients of the Professional Development Scholarship Awards for the February 2023 round.

  2. The Ohio chapter of the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) has announced the winners of the state communicator and specialty award contests.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. Check out the ongoing list of workshops hosted by the Leadership Center.

  2. The Summer Program in Population Health courses are designed for a variety of those who work with health topics.

Extension Annual Conference

  1. Plan to attend one of five upcoming OSU Extension Regional Conversations in November.

Health and Wellness

  1. Our most recent town hall, held earlier this week, focused on mental health and well-being in Extension. ​​​​​​​

  2. The USDA Mental Health Awareness Month workshop series takes place on Tuesdays through June 6 (2 p.m.  ET).

  3. Receiving treatment for a stroke within the first 3 hours following symptoms can greatly improve chances of recovery.

  4. Join Extension educators and nature enthusiasts Shari Gallup and Laura Stanton, and enjoy learning the amazing benefits of the connection between nature and your well-being.