July 17, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Save the Date
  3. Hopi Rancher Workshop
  4. Watch Benefits Presentation
  5. MCCE Newsletter
  6. Arizona Agriculture Extension Association
  7. Mapping Q Art Exhibit
  8. Special Screening
  9. Back to School Drive 
Photo of Dr. Silvertooth

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

Although it is certainly true that personnel in the Cooperative Extension System (CES) are cooperative and generous in nature; the term “cooperative” in the title specifically refers to the arrangement among federal, state, and county entities that form the foundation of the CES.

The formation of the CES began with the passage of the Morrill Act in 1862 and the formation of the land grant institution (LGI) system across the U.S.  In 1914 the Smith-Lever Act was passed that formally designated the national CES with a “cooperative” arrangement of federal, state, and county support in connection with the LGI in each state.

The Arizona CES operates with a foundation of annually allocated Smith-Lever funding from the federal government ($1.9M), the State of Arizona ($14.2M), and county support at unique levels determined annually by each county Board of Supervisors.  In this cooperative arrangement with the university, the counties also provide office space and physical plant support for each county unit.

Therefore, the CES is fully accountable every year to the federal, state, and county governments that provide this foundation funding to report on the delivery of our mission, which is essentially “to bring the university to the people of the state and bring science to bear on practical problems”.

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

Hopi Rancher Workshop

Susan Sekaquaptewa, Betsy Greene, and several Hopi ranchers planned a series of 3 Horse Health Workshops this summer/fall. Ranchers will get continuing education credit required for their land permits, while it also serves to unite and excite potential 4-H horse leaders and members for future 4-H activities. Our first  workshop (June 23) near Kykotsmovi, AZ on the Hopi Reservation was a great success, with potential future 4-H youth and Hopi ranchers participating in hands on learning about body condition scoring, dentistry, nutrition and more. The next workshop is scheduled for August 10, 2018.

Watch Recording of HR/LWC Benefits Presentation 
Did you miss the presentation where members from UA Human Resources and Life & Work Connections visited Agriculture, Life & Veterinary Sciences & Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) to give us a refresher about benefits available to UA Employees?  Check out the recording and view the attachments from the presentation here.

MCCE Newsletter

Read about what's going on in Maricopa County Cooperative Extension in the July/August newsletter. 

Arizona Agriculture Extension Association

The Arizona Agriculture Extension Association (AAEA) held their Summer Meeting at the Historic Hat Ranch in Williams, AZ on June 25-26, 2018. Educational trainings/presentations included Evaluation and Results Based Accountability (Kara Tanoue and Dee Dee Avery-CALS Evaluation team), Strategic Planning for Cooperative Extension Ag Programs (Paul Brown), SARE: Benefits, Opportunities, and Information (Rick Gibson), Historic Northern Arizona Agriculture (Jeff Schalau), and a President’s Message focusing on agents/specialists supporting, collaborating, and working towards success together to bring positive change forward from our level of the organization (Betsy Greene). Additionally, many of our AAEA members and their work are being recognized/presented at our National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Chattanooga, TN at the end of July.  See the list here:

Mapping Q Art Exhibit

The Frances McClelland Institute and the Youth Development and Resilience Initiative are happy to announce that we are hosting the 2017 Mapping Q Art Exhibit here in FMI until August 31st.

Mapping Q is a program offered through Eon, a drop-in youth program at the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th. During Mapping Q, youth learn about suicide prevention and leadership training. They also explore their own identities, and how representations of self are displayed in the world around us. Through art making youth respond to all these ideas. At the end of the program, every youth that completes a work of art has the chance to display that work in an exhibition at the UA Museum of Art.

Be sure to stop by FMI (650 N. Park Ave. Suite 235) sometime this summer while the exhibit is up to check out the powerful art the youth have created. The exhibit will be open during the week, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm. FMI will also be hosting a community conversation related to Mapping Q sometime in late August, so keep an eye out for more details. 

Special Screening of Andy Goldworthy's Rivers and Tides

July 31, 2018  -  7:30pm at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd.

Join the Water Resources Research Center and Sky Island Alliance for a special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides (2001), hosted by the Loft Cinema. After the film, you are invited to a panel discussion and dynamic community conversation about how we value water and natural areas in Arizona. Panelists include Cody Sheehy (UA CALS/CCT), Catlow Shipek (Watershed Management Group), and Ginger Shulick Porcella (Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson).  The panel will be moderated by Arizona Public Media's Tony Paniagua.

Rivers and Tides (2001) is a spectacular visual gallery of Andy Goldsworthy's relationship with nature as this artist painstakingly makes ephemeral sculptures built out of ice in the trees or loose rock, which may be overgrown by plants or swallowed by high tides. This event and panel discussion is part of the Water Roots series organized by the Sky Island Alliance and UA Water Resources Research Center.
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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.

Should anyone have questions or if you would like  to arrange a pick up, email Feliz Baca fbaca@email.arizona.edu

Accepting donations of backpacks, copy paper (all colors), pencils, notebooks, erasers, rulers, etc.

TMN Submittal Process

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