FOUNDATION DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS
A national search has been conducted and three candidates for the
4-H Foundation Director will be interviewed February 24 and February
25. The interviews will take place February 24 in Pullman. In Pullman,
you can hear the candidates' presentations and visit with them in
Hulbert Hall Room 409, Ms. Martha Ruest at 10:30-11:15 am and Mr.
Al Hove at 1:00-1:45 pm. Mr. Larry Koch's presentation is 3:30 in
following day, February 25, the candidates will repeat their presentations
in Puyallup (Chicona Room) and those sessions will be broadcast
via WECN and video stream. The Tuesday, February 25 presentations
will be Martha Ruest at 11:00-11:45 am, Larry Koch 2:00-2:45, and
Al Hover from 4:00-4:45 pm.
plan on attending in person, via WECN or viewing the video stream.
To receive an advisory ballot and candidate resumes, please contact
Linda Williams at 253-445-4550 and she'll delightedly fax the information
active participation will help to ensure a strengthened future for
the 4-H program through exceptional fund development.
SEN. LARRY SHEAHAN HONORS WSU'S 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Sen. Larry Sheahan, R-Spokane, today honored Washington State University's
4-H Youth Development Program with Senate Resolution 8610."
The 4-H program helps our young people become productive members
of society by fostering self-esteem, improving communications and
developing decision making skills," Sheahan said. "I've
been a member of 4-H, and it taught me some important life lessons."
WSU program was established in 1914. In 2002, more than 90,000 young
people participated throughout Washington in the program. In addition,
the 4-H program had more than 10,000 volunteers statewide who donated
an average of 200 hours of service last year.
program fosters community service and civic leadership," Sheahan
said. "Today the Senate honored more than 350 4-H members that
were visiting the Capitol as part of the 4-H Know Your Government
PROJECTS CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN AFRICA
The Center to Bridge the Digital Divide (CBDD) has received a competitive
award from the Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation
in Development to implement a K-12 teacher training initiative in
South Africa in Cooperation with the University of the Witwatersrand.
The award is a component of the Center's NetTel@Africa initiative
and focused on preparing K-12 teachers to gain best practice skills
in utilizing available computer technology in effective teaching.An
example of university-wide extension in practice, the Center's Alison
Olzendam, affiliated with the WSU College of Education in Spokane,will
provide leadership to the ALO initiative. South African President
Mbeki has announce k-12 teacher training in the effective use of
technology as a national priority. Maria Beebe, CBDD Project Director
for the NetTel@Africa initiative is presently on assignment in South
Africa and has been requested by President Mbeki to assist the preparation
of that nation's e-learning policy and program directions. Congratulations!
REQUESTS YOUR HELP
The Center to Bridge the Digital Divide (CBDD) is requesting help
to assemble a list of email/contact addresses for leaders of programs
or initiatives that engage the use of communications to support
more effective public safety and homeland security measures.This
contact information collected will solely be used by our Center
to help promote participation in its survey, which can viewed at:
The purpose of this survey is to establish a searchable data base
providing Washington State public safety professionals with information
on current active public safety initiatives. Examples include:
of critical infrastructure
supporting interoperable communication
first responders programs/projects
law enforcement or transportation public safety programs/projects
programs/projects impacting emergency response and mitigation
database will be made available to public safety professionals with
interest in identifying parallel or complementary emergency response
and mitigation initiatives.Please provide suggestions of potential
contacts to Smith Lutu.
EXTENSION DIVERSITY CENTER
Link to the National
Extension Diversity Center and collaborate with Extension professionals
to create new ways of effectively serving our diverse society and
improve your own diversity skills. This is a great Web site with
many resources. For example, there are diversity training activities;
listen to stories, watch and discuss movies, and read articles
by your peers about the ever changing topic of diversity.
addition, they are looking for your contributions through a peer
reviewed process. The virtual diversity web site is sponsored by
ECOP/PODC's subcommittee on Extension Diversity. The contact is
Oregon State University Extension.
Peter Mackwell, Extension Coordinator, Wildfire Preparedness
Cooperative Extension, Skamania County
100% Extension, Administrative/Professional, grant funded
Effective March 1, 2003
Just a reminder, to keep current of the state budget and happenings
in Olympia, go to www.olympia.wsu.edu.
There is a new feature you will find useful: one-page fact sheets
on WSU's core funding request, capital request, and the impact of
the governor's budget on WSU. These pdf files are full color and
look great if printed on a color printer. However, these may take
some time to download via a modem. Click on "State briefing
papers", and then click on WSU Briefing Papers: February 11,
Mike and Linda will be in Pullman next week.
Dean and Director
Linda Kirk Fox
Associate Dean and Associate Director
PO Box 646230
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6230