July 10, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Back to School Drive 
  3. New Extension Publication
  4. Free Diabetes Prevention Class
  5. WRRC Special Seminar
  6. University Career Architecture Project
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Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

On 7-8 August the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension System (CES) conference will be held in Tucson.  This conference is intended to be fully inclusive for all CES personnel from every campus, county, and Experiment Station unit.

With a broadly distributed organization like the CES, this conference provides a unique opportunity for us to meet and interact in a direct and face-to-face manner.  It is rather infrequent that we have this type of event to convene many CES people from across the state at one time.

The planning committee has been working for several months and I appreciate their efforts to develop an excellent program for this conference.  We have a lot to cover with the limited amount of time available and agendas will be distributed soon for your planning purposes. 

I look forward to seeing all of you in Tucson on 7-8 August!

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!
No matter the project, assignment, or activity, students need to have the basic tools to create, grow, learn, and succeed. Many programs and classrooms do not have a budget for these items, leaving teachers to purchase supplies out of their own pockets. We are collecting donations to help lessen the burden and support our community.
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.

New Extension Publications

Phytophthora capsici is responsible for some of the most important diseases of peppers and cucurbits worldwide. The diseases are commonly referred to as Phytophthora blight, Phytophthora crown and root rot, In Arizona, the disease has become a chronic problem for pepper, squash, and melon production in the southern part of the state. P. capsici can cause extensive losses on peppers and cucurbits under favorable weather conditions during the summer monsoon season. Publication Number: AZ1773-2018
Guide to Co-Developing Drought Preparation Plans for Livestock Grazing on Southwest National Forests

Mitchel McClaran, Kelsey L. Hawkes, Julie Brugger,  Michael Crimmins, Larry D. Howery, George Ruyle, James E. Sprinkle, Douglas R. Tolleson

This Guide is one output of a long-term project organized by researchers from the University of Arizona, which intended to address drought concerns for livestock grazing in the Southwestern United States. At an initial workshop held in 2013, local stakeholders identified the lack of flexibility regarding the administration of public land grazing as a challenge to managing and becoming prepared for drought.  Publication Number: AZ1764-2018

Free Diabetes Prevention Class


WRRC Special Seminar: Food, Water, and Energy in the Arava Valley: Turning Disadvantage to Advantage in the Hyper-arid Climate of the Region

Date:  July 18, 2018

Time/Location: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. / WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) Please note special time.  

David Lehrer, Director, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies 
Dorit Davidovich Banet, CEO, Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative

Light refreshments will be served.  More information

University Career Architecture Project: Merging Staff and APs

Classified Staff and Appointed Professional employment groups are merging: Learn more about UCAP

The University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) is a UA-wide 2 year project scheduled to go live July 2019 that will merge Staff and APs, provide greater career structure and progression paths, and allow for market-based salary ranges for all positions. To learn more, get involved, and keep apprised of progress visit the official project website. Make sure you check out the FAQs page, as many of your questions about the project are addressed here!

Official project website 
FAQs Page

TMN Submittal Process

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