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Extension Update – August 12, 2016   arrow

On behalf of the State Extension Administration Office:


New Staff Orientation

The next New Staff Orientation will be held September 26-29, 2016 on CSU campus. Please remind any new staff in your area to plan to attend.


Forum 2016

Forum will be held on November 7-10, 2016. The reception and awards banquet will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at the Fort Collins Marriott. Don’t forget that the General Election polls close at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 8. Be sure to check into voting at a local election polling site or submitting an absentee ballot before heading to Fort Collins.


South College Parking Garage Open

The new parking garage next to University Square is now open. Parking Services has removed the vending machine for daily parking passes from the lot due to lack of use and because the parking garage has Pay-to-Park spaces on the first floor. The signs stating no state/federal vehicle parking allowed are still posted and being enforced in the parking lot (lot 575) as well as in the parking garage, so those traveling in state vehicles should plan to pay for parking at University Square or allow extra time for parking elsewhere on campus.  http://source.colostate.edu/south-college-parking-garage-opens-today/


2015 Annual Report – Joanne Littlefield

The 2015 annual report, just recently printed, is also available online (extension.colostate.edu/docs/comm/2015-annual-report.pdf). Copies are being distributed through Friday and campus mail. If you’d like additional copies, please let me know.


FLTI Update – Jan Carroll

As of July 1, the Family Leadership Training Institute is housed at CSU Extension.  For more information, please see the announcement in Source http://source.colostate.edu/extension-leads-the-family-leadership-training-institute/.  Kyle Christensen, Project Coordinator and Patti Smith, Assistant Project Coordinator have offices in University Square, and you – and/or your community partners — can reach them at the FLTI phone number:  970-491-6552.


Online Storefront – Joanne Littlefield

We have a new online system for ordering apparel and other CSU Extension logo’ed items. Please visit https://www.co-store.com/csuextension.

The plan is to update the site seasonally. If there are other items you’d like to see, please let me know. If you have any comments regarding it, please feel free to contact me.


Choices Magazine Editorial on Land Grants: Back to the Future

An editorial recently appeared in Choices magazine, written by Michael V. Martin, (our CSU Chancellor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Colorado Futures Center) and Janie Simms Hipp (Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative and Visiting Professor of Law, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR).  The link to the article can be found at: http://bit.ly/2arJ3Ij.


Responding to Zika Webinar

RESPONDING TO ZIKA
Monday, August 15th
3-4 pm Eastern
http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/zika/
call number: 888-844-9904 passcode: 899-8741#

Join this informative webinar that will address the latest concerns regarding the transmission of the Zika virus and strategies for prevention of its spread across the country.

Agenda:

  • Framing 4-H/Extension’s Involvement – NIFA’s Zika Response Team (Amy McCune)
  • Overview of Community Health Resiliency – ASPR* (Pam Barnes)
  • Zika Facts and Resources – CDC** (TBD)
  • Taking Action in Your Community – ASPR (Pam Barnes)
  • ZIP*** Campaign – University of Florida (Roxanne Connelly)
  • Q&A

*ASPR – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
**CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
***ZIP – Zika Information and Preparedness

Questions about this webinar may be directed to Amy McCune (amccune@nifa.usda.gov)