July 9, 2004
CBBD LAUNCHES NEW ON-LINE JOURNAL
The CBDD launched this week
a new on-line journal; "ICT Connections:
Local Choices Global Applications" which can be viewed at http://cbdd.typepad.com/cbdd/
initial issue has an article from a Washington State small town
leader, a Vice Provost at Jomo Kenyatta University and some
expressions from 4-H youth engaged in technology, each describing
the importance of Information Communication Technology (ICT) access
to them. Note there is a button is provided on the far right side
of the front page that allows you to sign up to be notified of
future on-line releases.
The journal is fully interactive and it is hoped that people will
respond with comments. Extension has deep connections within several
different networks of individuals/organizations sharing a common
goal of applying information technology to development or expansion
of individual opportunity. One measure of success for the new on-line
journal is if by facilitating connections among these networks
we introduce people to ideas or concepts they would not otherwise
have come across.
Please add comments to the on-line journal if you wish. Also your
help suggesting stories and getting the word out regarding this
new on-line opportunity would be appreciated. The CBDD hopes participation
from readers will result in somewhat organic development of content
with a goal of fresh articles every month or so.
Take a look and give it a try.
Source: Bill Gillis, Director, WSU Center to Bridge the Digital
MARKETING ORDERS PLACED, PAYMENT DUE
For those of you who have
not submitted your payment for WSU Extension marketing materials,
please do so as soon as possible. You can
submit payment to Christy Fitzgerald, WSU Extension, PO Box 646230,
Pullman, WA 99164-6230 either by IRI or check written out to WSU
Extension. If you have questions, please email
The marketing order has been submitted to our vendor and the order
will go out via UPS from our vendor’s warehouse July 22 and
Christy will mail everything out as soon as she receives it.
TATE NAMED INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
case you missed the previous announcements, Michael J. Tate, the
dean and director of Washington State University Extension,
was named Tuesday (June 30) the university’s interim vice
president for equity and diversity. Tate will assume his new duties
Sept. 1. An archive of the videostream
announcement is available
and the WSU News story is also available.
CSREES REVIEW OF WSU EXTENSION ANNUAL REPORT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
We received the written feedback from the Review Team assigned
to review the WSU
Extension Annual Report of Accomplishments FY03.
I’m pleased to say we received a glowing review with no identified
weaknesses, no suggested improvements for next year. In addition,
the Review Team noted “WSU presented its well-written, well-thought
out report, based on national goals and key themes, and documented
the impact related to each theme. Strong impacts include a diverse
range of programmatic efforts geared toward the needs of the state
and much of this work is integrated.” We will post a pdf
copy of the Review Team Summary on the Overview
page of the WSU
Extension Web site.
MEET OUR NEW COLLEAGUES
Be sure to visit the Faculty &
Staff Web site to
meet four new Extension employees: Virgil Cramption, CBDD; Joan
Root, Grants Specialist; Gena Royal, CBDD; and Colleen Taugher,
4-H, Clallam County.
Mike will not be in Pullman next week; he will be in
Atlanta, GA and in Washington DC.
Linda will be in Prosser on Thursday next week, attending the
Community Engagement Workshop, and in Pullman all other days next
Linda Kirk Fox, PhD
Associate Dean and Associate Director
Washington State University Extension
PO Box 646230
Pullman WA 99164-6230
(509) 335-2933 Office
(509) 335-9223 Desk/Voicemail
FAX (509) 335-2926