In this week’s issue:


Applications to Journey into Leadership

Employee leadership development program: Don’t forget to apply by November 18 to the Journey Into Leadership program, presented by the Center for Learning & Organizational Development. Journey Into Leadership is designed for personal leadership exploration and not as a leadership program that gives you concrete steps to become a leader. Suited for academic faculty, professional faculty and classified employees in any positional level at OSU. Program is free to employees and departments. For details and to apply, visit: 


Open Forums Associate Provost of Outreach & Engagement/Associate Director of Extension – 11/18 & 11/19

Reminder of the for the Open Forum presentations for two candidates for Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement and Associate Director for Extension Service.

For the Q&A portion of the Forums, off-campus sites connecting by video conference may submit questions for candidates by email during the Forum to I’ll be monitoring email and will relay your questions to the candidates. (Reminder that your audio will need to remain muted during the Forums).

November 18, Dr. Linda Alexander, University of Kentucky
9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, and video conference

November 19, , Dr. Lindsey Shirley, Utah State University
9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, and video conference

Upcoming Forums:
December 2, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, Dr. Kenneth Martin, Ohio State University Extension
December 3, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, Dr. Edward Martin, University of Arizona
December 21, 9:45-10:45am, Kidder202, Dr. William Hubbard, University of Georgia


Congratulations Dana Martin

Dana Martin was honored by ECOP as the western regional winner of the Excellence in Extension Award at the APLU Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.  More information about the recipients can be found here.

In this week’s issue:


Reminder: ATLAS: A New Age for Extension

A reminder of this Friday’s special presentation by Penn State Extension.

ATLAS: A New Age for Extension, Oct. 23, 2015, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestream with live chat

Refreshments available beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Live/streaming presentation: 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Discussion: 9:45-10:15

The presentation will be recorded, and the link shared.

About ATLAS:
Extension’s future success will be determined by the quality and relevance of our educational products and services, in all their forms. With this in mind, Penn State Extension—in close partnership with their Agricultural Communications unit—is launching a comprehensive strategy (called ATLAS) to modernize and redefine how Extension operates in an incredibly competitive, new age of communications and education.

Please join us on Oct. 23 to learn more about the vision, goals, and strategy for the ATLAS project, as well as challenges and lessons learned.


Top Honors in Extension Excellence

The Excellence in Extension Award is a national award given annually to one Cooperative Extension professional in recognition of their visionary leadership, excellence in programming, and positive impact on their community. In addition to the national recognition, one Extension educator from each of the five Cooperative Extension regions (northeast, north central, south, west, and 1890 universities), will be recognized for excellence at the 128th Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 15-17, 2015.

The 2015 Western Region Excellence in Extension recipient is our own Dana Martin, OSU Regional Administrator! Congratulations, Dana!!


OSUEA Search for Excellence and Western Extension Directors Award of Excellence DEADLINE EXTENDED

Both awards, OSU Extension Association (OSUEA) Search for Excellence and the Western Extension Directors Award (WEDA) for Excellence, recognize outstanding accomplishments in Extension Education. Two awards with one application process; your time has arrived. Don’t be bashful.

Details regarding each are listed below. The deadline OSUEA Search for Excellence and WEDA is October 23, 2015. For WEDA, the applicants will be considered for the 2016 nomination.

For details, see:

Submit applications to Weston Miller at the contact information below:


Deadline Reminders