The Tuesday Letter
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
(Vol. 21 No. 16)
IN THIS ISSUE...
WORD FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - EXTENSION AND APPLIED RESEARCH
PowerPoint to Support Legislative Report. I wanted to point out again from the message posted last week by Kris Boone that we have downloadable and customizable PowerPoint related to the legislative report that is available for your use. Located here, http://www.communications.k-state.edu/communication-services/presentations.html,
the PowerPoint includes messages and graphics from the legislative
report and sections for you to include your work related to the grand
challenges. This will be helpful for presentation to boards, community leaders, civic groups, and other groups within your local communities.
On that site is another PowerPoint sent by Chuckie Hessong. Both presentations can be customized.
you have similar materials or needs, please let Kris Boone, or I know. We are working
to develop more templates for your use, and reworking the website to
make these kinds of marketing and communication resources easier to find.
And, I just completed the 5 year administrative reappointment process. I want to express thanks to all of you who took the time and provided input and comments on my administrative performance that went through the review committee and to Dr. Floros. I am pleased and humbled by your confidence. I have been reappointed into this administrative role. I pledge to continue to work on open, honest communication, as that is consistently where I fall short. And, thank you for the great work you all do that makes my work so rewarding!
Have a great week! --Daryl Buchholz firstname.lastname@example.org
FORAGE SORGHUMS WEBINAR
Do you know your forage
sorghum? Through genetic selection producers have a wide choice in
traits in the forage sorghums they select from brown-mid rib (BMR) to
photoperiod sensitive. John Holman, cropping systems agronomist at
Garden City , will present a webinar overviewing Forage Sorghums on February
26, at 10:30 a.m. For those still swamped by farm bill
consultations we will record this webinar and it will be available at www.KSUBeef.org under Agent Resources.
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or
Or join by phone:
762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
ID: 356 837 316
numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference
Or join from a H.323/SIP room
(US East) or 220.127.116.11 (US West)
ID: 356 837 316
--Sandy Johnson email@example.com
DIVERSITY PROGRAMS OFFICE UPDATE
The DPO would like to share information about our events:
- Please join us on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. in Waters Hall 137 for the Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity Award reception. This year’s recipient is Dr. Don Boggs, Associate Dean, for his commitment to students and diversity in the College of Agriculture. This event is being co-sponsored by the DPO, KSU MANRRS Chapter and Frontier Farm Credit Services.
- Dr. Wiley, along with K-State MANRRS Chapter Alumni, James Millsap (’10) and Jael Jackson (’08), had the honor of presenting at “Power of Land, Healthy Food and USDA Policies Forum,” sponsored by the National Black Farmers and Agriculturists Association at Howard University in Washington, DC this past weekend. While there she was able to present about the success of the Diversity Programs Office, the KSU MANRRS Chapter, and the Kansas Black Farmers Association.
- Dr. Wiley’s GENAG 210 class is excited about having the opportunity to have Corey Fortin (’06) as a guest speaker in class this Wednesday, February 25th. Mr. Fortin is at K-State as one of this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
Please continue to look for more diversity events as we continue to advertise. We appreciate your support. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the DPO, please call 785-532-5793 or contact Dr. Zelia Wiley, Assistant Dean of Diversity, firstname.lastname@example.org. --Zelia Wiley
PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS FOR SETTING REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY GOALS
the 14 Kansas Water Regional Goal Leadership Teams met to begin the water supply
goal setting process to help develop water supply goals for each region.
The role of each team is to participate in a public scoping process in
their region, develop and draft water supply goals for their region
based on public input and available resource condition information.
The public will be asked to share their input on specific topics
that are water supply issues for their region. Trained facilitators
from Kansas State University Research and Extension, as well as the
Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, will be assisting the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Water Office with the public meetings.
If anyone from KSRE at the area or local level, who has not already volunteered, would like to assist with any of these meetings please contact Trudy Rice, email@example.com, 785-766-3996. Your responsibilities would be to serve as a table facilitator and recorder. We would welcome your involvement!!
stakeholders and citizens are encouraged to attend one of the following input
Monday, March 2
Fort Scott, KS – 7 p.m., Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Avenue
Tuesday, March 3
Winfield, KS – 7 p.m., Southwestern College Campus, Wroten Hall, 100 College Street
Paola, KS – 7 p.m., Paola Fire Department Training Room, 200 E. Wea Street
Wakeeney, KS – 1 p.m., Western Electric Building, 635 South 13th Street
Salina, KS – 7 p.m., Salina Public Library, Prescott room, 301 West Elm Street
Wednesday, March 4
Scott City, KS – 1 p.m., William Carpenter 4-H Building, 608 Fairground
Road, SE Room
Tribune, KS - 6 p.m. (MT), Greeley County 4-H Building, 905
Thursday, March 5
Ottawa, KS – 7 p.m., Neosho County Community College, Ottawa Campus, 900 E. Logan Street
Monday, March 9
Hutchinson, KS – 7 p.m., Justice Theater, Shears Technology Center, Hutchinson Community College, Plum & 14th Street
DeSoto, KS – 7 p.m., DeSoto Senior Center, 332905 W. 8th Street
Erie, KS – 7 p.m., Neosho County Courthouse, 100 S. Main Street
Tuesday, March 10
Larned, KS – 7 p.m., J A Haas Building, 400 E. 18th Street
Goodland, KS – 9 a.m., Fire EMS Building, 1004 Center Avenue
Colby, KS – 7 p.m., Community Building, 285 E 5th Street
Independence, KS – 3 p.m., Memorial Hall, 410 N. Penn Avenue
Wednesday, March 11
Manhattan, KS – 7p.m., Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Avenue
Emporia, KS – 7 p.m., Flint Hill Technical College, Main Building, Conference Room, 3301 W. 18th Avenue
Thursday, March 12
Leavenworth, KS – 2 p.m., Heritage Center, 109 Delaware
Hiawatha, KS – 7 p.m., Hiawatha Middle School, 307 South Morrill Avenue
Garden City, KS – 6 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds, 209 Lake Avenue
Tuesday, March 24
Wichita, KS – 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, 455 N. Main
Thursday, March 26
Phillipsburg, KS – 7 p.m., 4-H Building, 1481 Hwy 183
Monday, March 30
Medicine Lodge –7 p.m., Jr./Sr. High School Gym, 400 W El Dorado Ave
Tuesday, March 31
El Dorado, KS – 7 p.m., Civic Center, 201 E. Central
Beloit, KS – 7 p.m., Beloit Technical College, Conference Room, 3033 US Hwy 24
(Dates for the Cimarron Regional public meetings are TBD. Check the Kansas Water Office website for updates)
information on the upcoming public meetings to be held in March, water
supply information about each region or to read the final version of the
Long-Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas, visit
www.kwo.org. --Trudy Rice firstname.lastname@example.org
LET THERE BE LIGHT
“Light therapy is the fastest known anti-depressant
response you can get” according to Stephen Ilardi, a nationally-recognized
expert on depression and a University of Kansas researcher. As the keynote
speaker at the WorkWell Lawrence Symposium last fall, Ilardi, author of “The
Depression Cure,” talked about the potent antidepressant effects of six major
protective lifestyle elements that we all need to reclaim from our ancestors:
dietary omega-3 fatty acids, engaging activity, physical exercise, sunlight
exposure, social support, and sleep.
Light exposure therapy is most helpful to people who
notice that there is a seasonal component to their depression. One out of three
Americans experience at least some clinically significant symptoms of
depression during the cold, cloudy, dark, gloomy days of winter. During these
winter days, many Americans do not get their body clock reset. As a result, “their
circadian rhythm begins to drift, sleep starts to suffer, hormonal levels are
out of balance, energy starts to sag, appetite starts to go crazy with a
craving for carbs, and they start wanting to hibernate. In addition, bright
light stimulates the brain’s production of serotonin – a neurotransmitter with
widespread effects on mood and behavior.”
The natural light of a sunny day is over one hundred
times brighter than typical indoor lighting. Ilardi recommends that people get
at least 30 minutes of bright light exposure per day. You can actually go
outside in the sun (take off the sunglasses, but leave on the sunscreen!) or
get light exposure from a special light box that emits the same amount of light
For more information, go to youtube.com
and view the “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change for Depression” that Stephen Ilardi
presented in Topeka or go to his website on TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Change)
at http://psych.ku.edu/tlc/Elements.html. --Susan Johnson email@example.com
WILD MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
KSRE, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, KU, and the Kaw
Valley Mycological Society will be holding a wild mushroom identification
certification workshop in Lawrence, on Friday, March 13, from 6 - 9 p.m. The
workshop is intended to help assure that wild harvested mushrooms sold as morels
in the state are actually morels and safe to consume, and will help people to
meet the state requirements of selling wild harvested mushrooms that are
“individually inspected for safety prior to sale by ‘an approved mushroom
Online registration and more information is available
from http://agriculture.ks.gov/mushroom-identification-workshop. Contact Londa Nwadike, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions
or would like a copy of the flyer for advertising. --Londa Vanderwal Nwadike, State Extension Food Safety Specialist, Kansas State University/University of Missouri, email@example.com
LOCAL FOODS WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
K-State Research and Extension will be hosting a training program to assist individuals and organizations in their efforts to secure Agricultural Marketing Service resources to further the provision of local foods.
Three workshops are available from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
March 27, 2015 - 12:30-4:30 Shawnee County Extension Office, Topeka, KS
April 15, 2015 - 12:30-4:30 K-State at Salina, Salina, KSApril 23, 2015 - 12:30-4:30 Douglas County Extension Office, Lawrence, KS
Registration can be found at the kansasprideprogram.ksu.edu homepage.
For more information, contact Trudy Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-766-3996. --Trudy Rice
NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED WORKPLACE WELLNESS EXPERT IN LAWRENCE
"Changing workplace culture is really about changing people, it is only sustainable when we approach change from the inside out," says Dr. Rosie Ward, Ph.D. "Organizations have become stuck in outdated paradigms when it comes to supporting thriving well-being - on both the organizational and employee level. Creating a thriving workplace culture is about creating the conditions to shift the underlying attitudes and assumptions so both organizational and employee well-being can thrive."
Dr. Rosie Ward will be the keynote speaker during the fifth annual WorkWell Symposium, "Creating a Thriving Workplace Culture." Collaborating with the Jayhawk Chapter of SHRM (Society For Human Resource Management) this year, the symposium's name has changed to the WorkWell SHRMinar and will take place in April (instead of September as in the past). Save the date for Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence.
Registration is now open. Go to the website, http://jayhawk.shrm.org/, and click on the event on the home page or under the Meetings & Events tab. Advance registrations are due by April 3rd. For complete details, review the complete 2015 SHRMinar brochure at www.douglas.ksu.edu. --Susan Johnson email@example.com