Marla Spivak, Extension entomologist in apiculture, earned a prestigious $500,000 MacArthur "genius" grant. Read the full article on the Star Tribune website.
University of Minnesota Tourism Center Film Wins Regional Emmy
"Tourism in Minnesota, Ideas at Play," a half-hour special made in collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) highlighting the role of tourism in Minnesota's economy, won a regional Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award was announced September 25, at the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards Gala at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis.
The University of Minnesota Tourism Center video production features the stories of five regional tourism initiatives, highlighting how collaboration among businesses and individuals creates commendable, sustainable contributions to local economies, as well as the important role of research and education in community tourism.
Read the full award news release on the Extension News website. The film can be viewed regularly on TPT stations and is available online on the Tourism Center website.
Assistant Director, Center for Community Vitality
2010 National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Science (NEAFCS) Minnesota Award Winners
National award recipients:
Suzanne Driessen, Extension educator in food science (Distinguished Service Award).
Debra Botzek-Linn, Extension educator in food science, with team members and Extension food science educators, Carol Ann Burtness and Lou Ann Jopp (Food Safety Award - Peddling Your Pickles Safely?).
Debra Botzek-Linn with Carol Ann Burtness (Communications: Newsletters-Second National-Home Food Preservation Newsletter).
Central region award recipients:
Colleen Gengler, Extension family relations educator (NEAFCS Extension Educator of the Year).
Kathleen Olson, Extension family relations educator, with team members, and Extension Family Relations Educators, Colleen Gengler, Patricia Stoppa, Joanne Musich and Madge Alberts (Communications: Educational Publication-Second Central Region Winner-Parenting for School Success).
State award recipients:
Cindy Petersen, Extension family resource management educator, with team members, and Extension Family Resource Management Educators, Shirley Anderson-Porisch, Rosemary Heins, Susan Hooper and Jean Bauer (Communications: Educational Curriculum Package - Dollar Works 2: A Personal Financial Education Program).
Ellie McCann, Extension family resource management educator, with team members, and Extension Family Resource Management Educators, Rose Allen, Colleen Gengler, Joanne Musich, Kathleen Olson and Minnell Tralle (Communications: Internet Education Technology - Family Education Network).
Debra Botzek-Linn, Extension food science educator (Communications: Written Press Releases - Thaw and Cook your Thanksgiving Turkey Safely).
Suzanne Driessen, Extension food science educator with team members Elena Yepiz, Extension food science educator, and Joellen Feirtag, Extension food technologist (Public Relations: Marketing Package - Be a Fan of Handwashing Campaign).