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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Tuesday Letter is a weekly email to approximately 2,500 faculty and staff of K-State Research and Extension and the College of Agriculture, providing recipients with timely announcements and updates.

From the Associate Director for Extension and Applied Research

Scholarship and Excellence
Daryl Buchholz
"Scholarship Of Extension" - Thanks to our very own authors, Charlotte Shoup Olsen and David Mengel, for developing this white paper from a few years back! The key points within the paper truly stand the test of time.

From Extension Administration

Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Next Monday, October 3rd
Announcement of the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture on October 3rd.
Do You Need a New Name Badge?
Please wear your K-State Research and Extension name badge for Annual Conference.


Senator Dole Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to Rural Kansas
The Huck Boyd Institute presented Senator Bob Dole with a Lifetime Achievement Award for service to Rural Kansas. He joined Barry Flinchbaugh and Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker for a fascinating discussion about Kansas politics.
Read full announcement | From Ron Wilson | September 27, 2016
Kansas Forest Service Seedlings Available Now
Ponderosa pine, southwestern white pine, and pinyon pine seedlings growing strong and looking good in the Kansas Forest Service shade house.
Fall sale runs until October 14; spring sales start in December.
Strengthening the Future of Kansas 4-H
As KSRE professionals, Extension Administration has challenged us to explore ways in which we can reach our program goals and meet future needs by obtaining additional external resources.
Read full announcement | From Diane Mack | September 27, 2016
Kansas Forest Service Fall 2016 Newsletter is Available
Kansas Canopy
The fall issue of the Kansas Canopy is now available!
Please Complete: North Central Region Needs Assessment
The North Central Region Aging Network is requesting ALL Extension educators, specialists, and administrators complete a short survey. Select participants will win a gift card!
Read full announcement | From Erin Yelland | September 27, 2016

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Annual Conference Registration Updates
annual conference graphic
Willie the Wildcat will be at the Tuesday Resource Fair/Reception.
KSRE Silent Auction at Annual Conference
Get ready to support KSRE at the silent auction at Annual Conference. Donations are now being accepted for the October 25 event.
Don't Miss this Event at Annual Conference!
FCS Agents invite you to a "Cork and Canvas" party at Annual Conference. Sign up through the Annual Conference Registration website.
Read full announcement | From Jodi Drake | September 27, 2016
All-University Campaign Underway
Show your support through the All-University Campaign.

Human Resource Information

NW Regional Extension Specialist, Community Nutrition and Health
The North West Regional Extension Specialist, Community Nutrition and Health position is currently posted on the Human Capital Services job postings.
Read full announcement | From Lisa Ross | September 27, 2016

Health and Wellness

Getting Good Sleep
Healthy You
Healthy You Wellness Tip

Extension Professional Trainings

Registration Open for 4-H Program Rally
We invite you to attend 4-H Program Rally. The Rally is scheduled for November 29 to December 1 at Rock Springs 4-H Center.
Read full announcement | From Diane Mack | September 27, 2016


Diversity Breakfast and Multicultural Summit - October 6
4th Annual Diversity Breakfast and Multicultural Summit on October 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Garden City, Kansas.

Program Updates

Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Changes for 2016-17
Kansas 4-H SpaceTech currently has five project areas: rockets, robotics, astronomy, computers and GPS/GIS. Please note these changes for 2016-17.

New Hires/Exits

Kansas Forest Service Welcomes New District Forester
Jami Seirer
Kansas Forest Service welcomes new district forester, Jami Seirer to Northwest Kansas.
Kansas Forest Service Welcomes New Senior Administrative Assistant
Ariel LaVarnway
Welcome to the Kansas Forest Service Ariel LaVarnway!

Calendar of Events

Resources for Teaching Entrepreneurship to Youth
The Community Development PFT invites you to learn about Entrepreneurship teaching resources for youth.