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  • Posted Dean's Column (September 18, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Dear colleagues,I am pleased to announce the recipients of the Extension Issue Area Grants. Earlier this summer, Extension put out a call for proposals that would advance work in the following issue areas:Promoting Youth Educational SuccessFood SystemsThe issue area grants have...
  • Posted Trish Olson to serve as acting associate dean for family development to Extension e-news
    Karen Shirer, associate dean for the Extension Center for Family Development, will be out of the office on an extended partial medical leave until the end of December.Trish Olson, assistant director for family development and program leader for family resource...
  • Posted Fall-Winter 2014 issue of Source magazine available in print and online to Extension e-news
    Watch for the Fall-Winter 2014 issue of Source magazine. Copies of Source will be arriving at offices in the next week, it is available online. Employees will receive an email version that you can forward to your contacts. The stories will...
  • Posted 2015 NELD participants announced to Extension e-news
    Each year, Extension sends 3-4 faculty and staff to participate in the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) program. The purpose of the program is to give current and future Extension leaders and administrators an opportunity to learn about and strengthen...
  • Posted Extension launches updated intranet to Extension e-news
    This week Extension launched the employee intranet in a new content management system, Drupal. The new site has improved navigation, increased page width for larger monitors, and is mobile-friendly to make it easier to access on your phones/devices.Project team members are working...
  • Posted Awkward video captions? Edit them in YouTube! to Extension e-news
    Extension videos should be closed-captioned whenever possible to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the University's Accessibility of Information Technology policy. Captions make your videos accessible for the hearing impaired and English-language learners, as well as when played in...
  • Posted Election day and University of Minnesota political guidelines to Extension e-news
    The next several weeks are typically filled with intense political campaigns about the upcoming elections. Please remember that the University of Minnesota has guidelines for Election Day activities including eligibility for paid leave of absence to vote and personal participation in political campaigns.Election Day is November...
  • Posted New employees (September 29, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Brittany Eich, 4-H program coordinator, Wright County, 9/8/2014Christopher Strand, SNAP-Ed educator, St. Louis - Northern (Virginia) County, 9/16/2014...
  • Posted Awards and Accomplishments (September 4, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Extension educators in family resource management, Sara Croymans, Lori Hendrickson, and Becky Hagen Jokela recently received an honorable mention for the2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards (category: Survivor Empowerment and Integration) for their work in helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from...
  • Posted Dean's Column (September 4, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Dear colleagues,It is important that Extension take time each year to honor our outstanding employees. Extension's awards are an important way to acknowledge the high-quality staff and impactful programs happening throughout the year.Once again, Extension will be honoring employees with...
  • Posted Updated process for hiring student employees to Extension e-news
    The hiring process for student employees has changed. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) Student Employment Program is no longer verifying student status and work study fund availability. Yet, this is still something that needs to be done for compliance...
  • Posted Considering hiring a student? New resources help answer questions to Extension e-news
    Did you know that 80 percent of university students indicate they want an experiential opportunity related to their field of study?  The Extension student engagement site was recently created to encourage and support student engagement within Extension.  On the site, you can...
  • Posted Learn how to prevent and respond to inappropriate workplace behaviors to Extension e-news
    The "Introduction to Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (EOAA)" workshop, presented by Kimberly Hewitt, director, and Tina Marisam, associate to the director, Office of EOAA, provides practical tools for supervisors and staff to identify, prevent and respond to potential discrimination,...
  • Posted Employee Updates (September 4, 2014) to Extension e-news
    New employeesElyse Paxton joined Extension on July 29 as the senior editor in the Extension Center for Community Vitality.  Elyse was previously a communications coordinator for the University's Academic Support Resources department within the Office of Undergraduate Education. Prior to working at the...
  • 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...
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