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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Tuesday Letter is a weekly email to approximately 2,500 faculty and staff of K-State Research and Extension and the College of Agriculture, providing recipients with timely announcements and updates.

From the Director for Extension

On the Nature of Career Transitions…
Retirements and departures are bittersweet affairs. They can cause anxiousness. Nevertheless, their influence on the people we serve, our profession, and K-State Research and Extension will never be lost. They have laid a great foundation.

From Extension Administration

Shout Out: 34 Individuals who Attended a Three Day Local Unit Director Basics Workshop
Recently 34 individuals attended a three day Local Unit Director Basics workshop, including agents who have assumed the director responsibility within the past two years as well as those who wanted a refresher on this local leadership responsibility.
REMINDER to Local Units to Complete End-of-the Year Documents
Upcoming deadlines for local unit reporting.


College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension Holiday Party
Please join us for the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension Holiday Party being held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Houston Street Ballroom, 427 Houston Street, Manhattan.
Engineering Extension Kansas Energy Program Debuts “Escape Room” Based on Energy Efficiency
Always looking for a fun and innovative way to reinforce principles in energy efficiency, the Kansas Energy Program within K-State Engineering Extension has developed an “escape” or “breakout” room based solely on energy efficiency.
Financially Speaking - Keep Hackers from Ruining your Holidays
The increase in cyber traffic means that home computer networks and smart devices will be more vulnerable to malicious scamming and hacking by persons intent on dampening your holiday spirit. Learn how to keep your accounts safe this season.
This week: First Friday e-Call - Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship
Ideas bloom in Kansas
As the United States grapples with the challenge of business and job growth, the Midwest can lead the nation because regional attributes that make a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us this Friday at 9:30 a.m. to hear about patents and trademarks.


Retirement Reception for Stacey Warner, January 4, 2019
Please make plans to join us for a retirement reception honoring Stacey Warner, Extension Operations Leader, on Friday, January 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception will take place in the Cottonwood Room at the K-State Student Union in Manhattan.
Retirement Reception for Wayne Moore, December 14, 2018
Retirement Reception for Wayne Moore.

Extension Professional Trainings

Dreamland: America’s Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here Webinar on Dece,ber 7; 1 - 2 p.m.
Thursday’s (December 7; 1 - 2 p.m.) national Rural Health and Safety Education webinar features Sam Quinones, journalist, storyteller, and author of the acclaimed book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

Publications Update

Research Update
swine day cover
The 2018 Swine Day Report is now available online at New Prairie Press!
Extension Update
With recent recalls of produce, a timely publication about food safety training for produce workers by Cal Jamerson and Londa Nwadike is now available in the KSRE Bookstore.
New Promotional Items Available in the KSRE Bookstore
Stainless Steel Business Card Holders and 2019 Adhesive Strip Calendars now available for purchase through the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore and Mail Center.
Read full announcement | From Mandy Wilson | December 4, 2018

New Hires/Exits

Extension Agent Personnel Changes
Several Extension agent personnel changes occurred in November.

Calendar of Events

From the KSRE Calendar
Upcoming Dates: January 30 - KSRE Partnership Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.