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K-State Research and Extension
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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

The Holiday Season Part 1: The People We Serve
I ask that you thank the people we serve this holiday season. Their desire to improve their lives, livelihoods, and communities enables us to engage in the greatest of professions. On top of that, they sometimes even thank us for the opportunity they gave

From KSRE Administration

Shout Out: Mallory Meek
This Shout Out goes to Mallory Meek, the new Douglas County Extension Agent. Mallory held her first classroom style Extension meeting on the evening of November 21 to a packed house. She did a great job promoting and facilitating her first big meeting.
University Website Changes and Impact on KSRE Sites
New website templates will provide a more contemporary design and also are mobile-device responsive for visitors. Communications and Agricultural Education, along with KSRE leadership, are determining timing and process for KSRE site changes.
Welcome three new hires to the Kansas 4-H Team!
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Please welcome three new staff to the State 4-H office team! Shannon Rogge as Natural Sciences Program Coordinator, Natalia Suarez as Office Program Assistant, and Abbie Smith as 4-H Scholarship Coordinator.
Civil Rights: Limited English Proficiency
K-State Research and Extension has an obligation to help those who do not speak English well or at all to access our programs. Local units, where large populations of non-English speakers live, should have a language access plan in place.

News

Tips and Tricks for Teaching STEM: 4-H Program Rally Pre-Session
Are you looking to add to your STEM toolbox? Join us for a hands-on session that will allow Extension educators to explore a STEM lesson and the characteristics that can be successfully applied to a variety of audiences and programs.
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification Extended for Five Years
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After an extensive review from USAID, Kansas State University’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification received an extension of five additional years of funding.
Traveling During the Holidays? Read Prepare Kansas!
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While we were eating our Thanksgiving turkeys, a new post on the Prepare Kansas blog went live! This post discusses how to prepare before you hit the road for the holidays. This would be great to share with your community members.
Youth Community Perceptions: Webinar Available
Thank you to all those who attended the Youth Community Perceptions Webinar on December 4! As promised, we recorded the webinar and have it ready in video form for those who were not able to attend...
K-State Alumni Shares Experiences on Recent “Something to Chew On” Podcast
This week's special guest for "Something to Chew On," is Jay Weeks, a recent doctoral graduate from the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University where his research focused on soil chemistry.

Diversity

College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office
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The Diversity Programs Office wishes you happy holidays! Here is an update on our fall 2019 semester.

Publications Update

Extension Updates
This week’s updates include a collection of valuable information, including publications describing the use of soy protein for seed lubricant, selecting nozzle tips for pulse width modulated sprayers, and an updated 4-H scholarship application form.

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