In an attempt to assist Extension administration in planning for future
needs in Information Technology, the Information Department has put
together an on-line survey for all WSU Extension personnel to fill
survey is aimed at gathering facts about present technology use,
equipment that you have and what you feel you should have, attitudes
and opinions about various technologies and their use for program
delivery and your technology training needs.
take a few minutes to fill out the survey by going to: URL is
summarize the results of the survey and share them in a future "Extension
Update." Thanks for your assistance.
YOUR PROGRAM FEATURED ON THE CE HOMEPAGE
The Information Department is soliciting photos and text for
the feature program on the Cooperative Extension home page. One
photo will appear in the middle of the home page, next to the "Program
Information" link...and we'll use the additional photos and
text description of the program as a link from the "More photos
and Information" link on the home page.
send your photos and text to Bob
Hoffmann. Please be sure your photos are at least 600 x 800
dot per inch.
NOTICE: CE MARKETING ITEMS
We're excited to be offering multiple different Washington State
University Cooperative Extension marketing items this time around.
We not only have clothing for the cold winter months, but we will
continue to offer items for the spring and summer so that you can
get prepared ahead of time for the warmer weather. Take a look at
Remember, these items make wonderful gifts! Whether you purchase
an umbrella or jacket, you will discover that you will be very
with your order. Be sure to order by November 8, 2002! Questions?
Email Christy Fitzgerald.
We are pleased to offer 5 Mini Grants of $1,000 each to county
offices that engage in recruiting efforts. Past winners have used
the funds for group visits to campus, special events in the county
related to WSU recruiting or to purchase items thatsupport recruitment
activities. Since we know that the best way to recruit high ability
students is to get them to Pullman, priority will be given to proposals
that include a campus visit.
addition, we were able to squeeze out a few dollars to purchase
some recruiting items that we can make available to county offices
when they undertake a recruiting activity. We have limited quantities
-- so it will be first come first served for WSU pencils, cougar
head tattoos, WSU stickers and lanyards. We also have about 125
really cool WSU plastic travel mugs with lids. These mugs can be
used for prizes at events, but because they are over a certain cost,
we need verification that the event advertised a door prize in order
to satisfy the audit trail.
counties heard about these give away items at the conference and
went home with goody bags. We will be happy to send out items to
more counties but please in the request let us know
how many of each item you would like (again remembering we have
limited quantities) and describe the event at which these items
will be used, along with an estimate of how many people will attend
you have questions contact Cliff
The Washington State University biennial operating and capital budget
requests have been approved by the Regents and forwarded to the
Office of Financial Management (OFM) in preparation for the 2003
legislature. Summaries of the Operating Budget Request and the Capital
Budget Request are available as PDF files on the Web site http://www.budget.wsu.edu/FY03BudgetRequests.asp.
PowerPoint materials related to these requests and presented to
the Regents in September 2002, are available under Presentations
on the Institutional Research Web site http://www.ir.wsu.edu/home.html?ns=hom.
HEALTH INSURANCE RATE HIKES
Major increases in medical and dental insurance premiums will take
effect in exactly 60 days, accompanied by some substantial changes
in insurance coverage. As a result, you need to do your homework
before the end of this year's open enrollment period on Nov. 30.
See the related article on page 1 of WSU
Today, the Nov. 1 issue.
RE-ADVERTISING OPENING FOR DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, FAMILIES, 4-H,
CSREES is re-advertising the position of Deputy Administrator, Families,
4-H, and Nutrition, which will come open in 2003 upon the retirement
of K. Jane Coulter. The vacancy announcement, CSREES-SES:02-07,
closes January 15, 2003. A copy of the vacancy announcement may
be obtained from the CSREES home page at http://csrees.usda.gov/,
under "Job Opportunities" or from the Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) homepage at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Applications and supplemental information must be received by January
Don't forget to vote Tuesday, November 5th.
Next week Mike will be in Pullman Monday and Wednesday. Linda will
be in Pullman Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Linda will attend the
Food $ense strategic planning conference in Everett, Mike will be
meeting with the leadership of Walla Walla Community College.
will begin his first stint in Washington DC beginning this week,
Thursday, November 7th. He will return to campus December 13th in
time for fall semester commencement. We will keep you posted of
Mike's Washington DC and his Washington State travel schedule.
Dean and Director
Linda Kirk Fox
PO Box 646230
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6230