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  • Posted Dean's Column (August 21, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Dear colleagues,Extension's academic promotion process was established in 2006 to support and recognize educators for their achievement in six categories: scholarship, education and teaching, program leadership, engagement, program management, and service.Promotion is a professional indicator of personal and organizational success....
  • Posted See Extension at the Minnesota State Fair, August 21-September 1 to Extension e-news
    If you have a chance to go to the "Great Minnesota Get-Together" be sure to drop in on Extension colleagues, volunteers and participants. Visit Extension's In the News site for updates on our coverage at the fair. Stories will also be shared...
  • Posted Extension program conference: October 6-8, Bloomington to Extension e-news
    This year, Extension will host the annual program conference in Bloomington, October 6-8. The conference brings together more than 300 Extension faculty, educators and program staff for three days of networking and professional development. This year's conference features two keynote speakers,...
  • Posted Moodle upgrade and open clinics to Extension e-news
    A new version of Moodle will be launching this fall. Moodle 2.6 will feature a "cleaner" look with improved functionality for mobile devices. Existing Moodle 2.2 or 2.4 sites will need to upgrade to the new version this fall. Contact Alison...
  • Posted University Wellness program deadline to Extension e-news
    The deadline to earn your Wellness Program points to secure a $300 or $400 reduction of your 2015 medical program rates is August 31.UPlan members with single coverage or dependent children coverage need to earn the full 300 points to save $300 on...
  • Posted Extension announces photo contest winners to Extension e-news
    Nearly 230 photos were submitted in the first Extension photo contest, "My Flowers Rock," which invited Minnesotans to enter their favorite photographs of flowers and pollinators. More on the contest, including the winners and a link to an album featuring...
  • Posted University UP! Circle program focuses on advancing professional goals to Extension e-news
    As part of the University of Minnesota's commitment to providing relevant professional development opportunities, they are again offering University Professional (UP!) Circles, a leadership program started in 2011. This program offers an affordable professional development opportunity for faculty and staff...
  • Posted Register for September Extension webinars: H-index & EOAA toolkit to Extension e-news
    This September, take advantage of two Extension webinars that will hone your H-index and cultural agility skills:Understanding your H-index, and locating journals for publicationSeptember 3, 10-11 a.m. Kristen Mastel, Extension's outreach & instruction librarian, will teach participants how to compute an...
  • Posted New Employees (August 21, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Milena Nunez Garcia, SNAP-Ed educator, Spanish, Olmsted County, 8/4/2014 Yeng Moua, SNAP-Ed educator, Hmong, Hennepin County, 8/11/2014 Laura Bohen, SNAP-Ed regional coordinator, Ramsey County, 8/11/2014...
  • Posted Dean's Column (April 3, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Untitled Document Dear Colleagues, Next week, I will join our government relations staff in hosting U of M Extension staff and association delegates at the annual Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD)conference in Washington, D.C. This national conference provides two days...
  • Posted Workshop for principal investigators to Extension e-news
    To maintain eligibility as a principal investigator (PI) at the University of Minnesota, PIs must complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education. The following workshops satisfy RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.   Know your rights: Copyright essentials for authors...
  • Posted Join ESCC to represent Extension civil service and bargaining unit employees to Extension e-news
    The Extension Staff Consultative Committee (ESCC) provides leadership on issues of concern to civil service and bargaining unit staff. The committee works in cooperation with Extension Dean Bev Durgan. We are currently looking for new members to be on the...
  • Posted Purple Up! on April 15 to Show Support for Youth Impacted by Deployment to Extension e-news
    April is the national "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. Extension 4-H and Operation: Military Kids invite you to "Purple Up! For Military Kids!" We encourage everyone to wear purple on the third...
  • Posted Understanding visible and invisible disabilities to promote healthier work environments to Extension e-news
    As part of the Extension Cultural Agility webinar series, Anne Phibbs, director of education, Office of Equity and Diversity and Susan Aase, associate to the director, Disability Services, will present the webinar, Advancing access for everyone: Introduction to disability and...
  • Posted One Health Partnerships workshop tackles the reality on the ground to Extension e-news
    One Health in the 'real world' takes people, time, commitment and collaborations. This year's One Health Partnerships workshop, held on April 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Minneapolis, will explore One Health from concept through everyday realities on...
  • Posted New Employees (April 3, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Ahmad Al-Warraky began his new role in Extension as an accountant in the finance & planning department on the St. Paul campus on Monday, March 24. Ahmad has been with the University of Minnesota since 2007, working in central accounting services...
  • Posted Dean's Column (January 16, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Dear Colleagues, As we prepare to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, I want to thank all of you who continue to be committed to reaching new and diverse audiences, recruiting diverse faculty and staff,...
  • Posted Mileage rate change for 2014 calendar year to Extension e-news
    The IRS announced changes in the standard business mileage rates for calendar year 2014. Beginning January 1, the standard business mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicle use on approved University business will decrease from 56.5 cents to 56 cents...
  • Posted Performance evaluation self review due January 24 to Extension e-news
    If you are a supervisor, now is the time to remind your staff to complete their self reviews for calendar year 2013 by January 24. Staff should complete their self review online through Ulearn.  A link to ULearn, along...
  • Posted Changes to University Basic Life Insurance program to Extension e-news
    As indicated in the October benefits enrollment guide, the University has made the following changes to its Life Insurance program for 2014: The Basic Life Insurance benefit for full-time employees will increase from 100% to 115% of annual base...
  • Posted Extension website introduces new county pages to Extension e-news
    This week Extension introduced new county web pages on our Extension website. We are building the county pages in phases, starting first with program pages for 4-H and local educators. Later this spring, after the initial launch, we will work with...
  • Posted Moodle: Getting started and staying up to date to Extension e-news
    Kick off the new year by getting acquainted with Moodle, the University of Minnesota's online course management system. Moodle can be a wonderful platform for enhancing your online outreach and supporting learner engagement with rich interactive tools. To get...
  • Posted Webinar: Overview of Extension promotion to Extension e-news
    A new Extension webinar series has been created that focuses on supporting Extension educators as they go through the promotion process. The first webinar of the series, "Overview of Extension Promotion," will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from...
  • Posted U Libraries webinar recording available to Extension e-news
    A webinar recording is now available for the January 8 Extension Topic Webinar: "Libraries' makeover," presented by Kristen Mastel, Extension Librarian. In this webinar, Kristen demonstrated how Extension staff can navigate the new Libraries' website to effectively search for...
  • Posted Employee Updates January 16, 2014 to Extension e-news
    New Employees M. Scott Wells recently began his appointment as an Extension specialist and assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. Scotty will focus his efforts on incorporating forages, perennial crops and/or cover crops into existing...
  • Posted Dean's Column (January 2, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Dear Colleagues,Happy New Year to all of you!As 2014 begins, I look forward to another year in which Extension continues to make a difference through our education and research programs.While we never know what specifically lies ahead in each New...
  • Posted New director sought for Water Resource Center to Extension e-news
    As Minnesota's land-grant university, we have a critical role to play in discussions about water resources management--as a source of objective research and education, as well as a neutral convener of stakeholders and citizens. With that in mind, we're launching...
  • Posted Extension professional development webinars held monthly in 2014 to Extension e-news
    Starting in January 2014, the Extension Topic Webinar Series will move from bi-monthly to monthly, covering topics of interest to all staff.  The next webinar, "Libraries' makeover: Get a sneak peek of our new website and search interface," will be...
  • Posted Awards & Accomplishments (January 2, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Jill Sackett, Extension educator in ag production systems, published an article in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents titled, "An NCR-SARE Cover Crop Project: Farmer-Cooperator Motivation and Agronomic Process."...
  • Posted Employee Updates (January 2, 2014) to Extension e-news
    I am pleased to welcome Gerri Swiers as the new 4-H program coordinator for Mahnomen County beginning January 2. Gerri brings with her 19 years of education experience and is a well-connected member of the community. In her previous role...
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