September 11, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Q & A with Dr. Silvertooth 
  3. Save the Date - AgNR In-Service
  4. Jeffrey Ratje, Five-Year Administrative Review
  5. ANR/Urban Horticulture Candidates Presentations
  6. Professional Empowerment Workshops
  7. Indige-FEWSS Seminar Series
  8. WRRC Brown Bag
  9. Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion
Jeff Silvertooth

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

Since the passage of the Smith-Lever Act on 8 May 1914 and the official formation of the Cooperative Extension Service, now referred to as the Cooperative Extension System (CES), the University of Arizona (UA) has consistently been engaged in this important aspect of our Land-Grant Institution (LGI) mission.

Since 1914, the UA has had 16 Presidents and we have even had four new UA Presidents in the last ten years.  With each new President, the UA re-evaluates its strategic orientation and there is always an alignment with the LGI mission.  Similarly, the CES must consistently evaluate its strategic plan to address the applied research and educational needs of our mission of bringing the university to the people of Arizona and bringing science to bear on practical problems.

As our society and communities change and new challenges and problems arise, the CES mission is the consistent driving force in our strategic management.  Accordingly, the adherence and consistency of the CES to our core mission is a benefit to the UA and its capacity to deliver on the fund
amental aspects of the LGI mission that distinguishes this institution from all others in the State of Arizona.

Save the Date - AgNR In-Service

The AgNR In-Service Training for all AgNR faculty is scheduled for October 31, 2018 at the Maricopa Agricultural Center.  

Details on registration will be announced next week.

Jeffrey Ratje, Five-Year Adminstration Review, Survey & Open Forum

Jeffrey Ratje, Associate Dean, Finance and Administration & Treasurer, Arizona Experiment Station, is undergoing his five-year administrative review.  The review committee invites your participation and feedback.  A Qualtrics survey will be emailed to division employees on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The survey will remain open until October 15, 2018.

In addition to the survey, an open forum will be held.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the ENR2 Building, Room 215S.  (Environment & Natural Resources 2 Building)

Remote attendees can participate via a Zoom webinar. 

Register in advance for this webinar:

 (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

Your input is valuable to the review process, and helpful for Jeffrey Ratje. 

View the Presentations for ANR/Urban Horticulture Candidates

View the presentations by the candidates for the Assistant/Associate Agent, ANR/Urban Horticulture  in Maricopa County.  The evaluations are also available at  this link.  Please give us your feedback.

Send your evaluations to Ed Martin.

Professional Empowerment Workshop Series

Seating is Limited, Reserve Your Spot(s) Today! 
The Professional Empowerment Workshop Series was developed with the goal of providing targeted professional development opportunities for career track faculty, appointed professionals, and staff; with an emphasis on topics which are particularly relevant to underrepresented groups.  The 6 workshop series will run throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.  All are welcome, but seating is limited.  Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Individuals may choose to participate in only one, or up to all six workshops in the series.  The first three workshops in the series are now open for registration.  Reserve your spot(s) today!

Workshop #1: Preparing Your “A” Game: Resume/CV Review and Mock Interviews.  Thursday, September 13th, 11:00 – 1:00 (lunch will be provided) in ENR2 S107.  To register for, or learn more about this event, please click here.
Workshop #2: Effective Mentoring.  Thursday, October 11th, 11:00 – 1:00 (lunch will be provided) in SUMC, Sonora Room.  To register for, or learn more about this event, please click here.
Workshop #3: Public Speaking Tips: How to Tell Your Story with Style.  Thursday, November 8th, 11:00 – 1:00 (lunch will be provided) in SUMC, Sonora Room.  To register for, or learn more about this event, please click here.
This workshop series is brought to you by the Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence, CALS Diversity & Inclusion Council, CALS Staff Council, CALS Appointed Professional Council, Native Faculty, and UAHS Office of Diversity & Inclusion.  

Indige-FEWSS Seminar Series

Indige-FEWSS hosts the Fall 2018 Seminar Series, starting September 12, 2018 @ 10:00 in ENR2-S215
Christopher Scott, Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Professor – School of Geography & Development; University Distinguished Scholar

Topic: Nexus Thinking, Nexus Tools, Nexus Solutions: Origins and Prospects for Food-Energy-Water Systems

November 7, 2018 - Trent Teegerstrom - Associate Director for Tribal Extension Programs; Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Topic:  Arizona Tribal Extension Overview

WRRC Brown Bag

September 18, 2018

Courtney Crosson, Assistant Professor, Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m./Sol Resnick Conference Rm., 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson   

Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series

Brought to you by the Division of ALVSCE  Diversity and Inclusiveness Council and the Office of Inclusive Excellence
“If Lil’ Wayne Can Say It, Why Can’t I?” White Male Undergraduates and Their use of the N-Word 
Nolan Cabrera, Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education

This talk explores the causes and consequences of White male undergraduates using the n-word during their college years.  Almost all heard and used the n-word in their everyday lives, believed it was not racist, but tended not to say it in the presence of minorities.  Some were uncomfortable hearing the n-word, but they rarely challenged their friends. The discussion engages both institutional and individual responsibility for this phenomena, and the methodological implications for a Man of Color conducting this type of research.

September 19, 2018, 12-1 pm, ENR2 Building Room 225, Lunch provided.

Register to attend via Zoom Webinar this fall semester.

Mark your calendar for the other two presentations in this series: Oct. 17, Nov. 14 

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