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  • Posted Dean's Column (October 2, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Dear colleagues,In Fall 2013, the University conducted an employee engagement survey. The results were made available in the first quarter of 2014. At that time, colleges and units were asked to review the results of the survey and identify actions...
  • Posted Farm bill education vital to Minnesota producers and landowners to Extension e-news
    The 2014 farm bill was passed last February. Over the next several months, an estimated 60,000 Minnesota producers and 30,000 non-farming Minnesota landowners will need to make enrollment decisions or lose program benefits. Educating producers and landowners is crucial: the...
  • Posted University job family study for Extension educators to Extension e-news
    The current University Education Job Family Study is wrapping up and results will soon be communicated to staff whose positions were a part of this study, including Extension educators (both types) and other positions with a primary focus on education. Affected employees should...
  • Posted Find Source in your inbox today and share it with someone you know to Extension e-news
    Source magazine landed in your email inbox earlier today, or will shortly.  If you don't see it in your primary inbox, look for it in the "Promotions" tab in Gmail. To help spread the word about Extension's work throughout Minnesota, take...
  • Posted Are you 4-H? Post your selfie with #iam4h to Extension e-news
    If you're on Facebook or Twitter or other social media platforms, please support the National 4-H Week campaign, #iam4h.Beginning the evening of Sunday, October 5, and all dayMonday, October 6, you can help build enthusiasm for the campaign by tweeting and...
  • Posted Monthly Engaged Scholar Critical Community Engagement roundtables to Extension e-news
    Participate in challenging discussions that interest you, enhance your programmatic objectives, and create deeper connections with colleagues across the University. Join University faculty members and program staff at the monthly Engaged Scholar Critical Community Engagement roundtable sessions to learn from...
  • Posted Extension Reconsidered: Outcomes and upcoming opportunities to Extension e-news
    The Extension Citizens' Advisory Committee and representatives of the Association of Minnesota Counties held an interactive input session for Extension Reconsidered onAugust 27. County commissioners, community members and Extension leaders generated ideas on the purpose, promise and future of Extension....
  • Posted Awards and Accomplishments (October 2, 2014) to Extension e-news
    William Angell recently received the Jack Bartholomew Award for dedication to presenting outstanding radon professional education from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists at the 28th Annual International Radon Symposium in Charleston, SC....
  • Posted New Employees (October 2, 2014) to Extension e-news
    Please welcome Jennifer Schultz, who was hired this summer as the Wasp Watchers program coordinator. Jennifer previously worked at the Minnesota Zoo as the Zoo Investigators program coordinator.Wasp Watchers is a biosurveillance program that monitors the presence of emerald ash borer...
  • 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...
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