July 24, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. New Publication
  3. Save the Date
  4. Arizona Water Resource
  5. The Garden Kitchen
  6. HR/LWC Benefits Presentation
  7. Back-to-School Drive
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Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

The Arizona Cooperative Extension System (CES) has always been an integral part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).  However, the CES is now one of the three major pillars in the recently-designed Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension. 

Please refer to Figure 1 (basic org chart for the Division) and Figure 2 (complete Division org chart).

The CES still has the same mission, purpose, and function.  The CES is connected to CALS, but the CES is not an entity within the college. This has several important implications for the CES.

First, while the CES is still integrated with CALS, we also have the capacity to work cooperatively with other colleges across the UA campus to form Extension positions and new program alliances. 

This Division structure will also prove to be useful in our efforts to improve the understanding and integration of Extension across the campus.

Administratively, the CES operates under the Division structure and the Director reports to the Vice President (VP) of the Division and not to the Dean of CALS per se.  However, the VP currently also serves as the CALS Dean.

Even though the CES position within the Division provides a new org chart structure; our function, purpose, and mission remain the same.

New Publication

Stakeholder input for restoration and conservation efforts is critical for project success and societal buy‐in. A lack of experience or training, however, might limit the ability of managers to develop the partnerships needed for effective integration of stakeholders in project design and deployment. Cooperative Extension (CE), a boundary spanning organization associated with U.S. land‐grant institutions, can help address this limitation because it has a long history of success with identifying, reaching out to, and connecting stakeholders in management projects. Organizations both within and external to the U.S. can enhance stakeholder contributions in restoration and conservation by leveraging expertise in CE. This can occur both by learning from and partnering with CE. 

Save the Date

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 -  2:00 in Marley 230

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 PM in Marley 230 for Associate Dean and Director Jeffrey Silvertooth’s 5-year administrative review open forum for all Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension personnel. Dean Shane Burgess will open the meeting, and Jeff Silvertooth will discuss his review feedback and his plans for Extension and for Economic Development.

If you are unable to attend in person: 
Register in advance for this webinar

Arizona Water Resource

The Summer Arizona Water Resource is devoted to communication—how the WRRC has worked in the past to communicate essential information about water to diverse audiences and how we will continue this work in the future.  Be sure to catch Faith Schwartz's Guest View!

The Garden Kitchen

August 4th 2018 - Fit First Saturday

Join us for our FREE monthly fitness, cooking, and gardening classes at the Garden Kitchen! An opportunity to come together as a community in support of creating healthier, more well-balance lifestyles. 

Class Line-up!
Zumba - 9:00
Food Demonstration - 10:00
Fall Garden Prep - 11:15
Hope to see you there!

Watch Recording of HR/LWC Benefits Presentation

Did you miss the presentation where members from UA Human Resources and Life & Work Connections visited ALVSCE to give us a refresher about benefits available to UA Employees?  Check out the recording and view the attachments from the presentation here.

2018 Back-to-School Drive

The Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families is proud to co-host Healthy South Tucson's Annual Back-to-School Drive!

You can drop off your donations here in the Frances McClelland Institute anytime during the week between 9am and 5pm. There is a box located at the entrance of the Institute where you can drop off your donations -- 2nd floor of McClelland Park, Suite 235.  The final day to drop off donations is Friday, July 27, 2018.

TMN Submittal Process

Please submit your news by 4:00pm Monday to TMN [tmn@cals.arizona.edu]
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