October 30, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Tucson Village Farm's Harvest Festival
  3. WRRC Brown Bag  
  4. UA Research Administration Forum
  5. Healthy Halloween! - from Cooperative Extension

Jeff Silvertooth

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

An organizational “Engagement Survey” went out to all employees in the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) in September.   The TalentKeepers, an external independent company, administered the survey and they have conducted the basic analysis of the resultant data.

A preliminary review of the survey results, presented at an ALVSCE Executive Council meeting yesterday afternoon, demonstrates a good level of participation among ALVSCE employees.  The information from this survey provides an opportunity to conduct an extensive analysis of the entire ALVSCE organization in terms of employee engagement.

Following further analysis, we will provide these results for open review.  We will also follow-up with the recommendations in an effort to help us improve on the various aspects of the organization addressed in the survey.  In the case of the Cooperative Extension System, we can draw upon the data that is directly related to our organization for our direct benefit.

We very much appreciate the time and effort that people have contributed to this survey.

Tucson Village Farm's Harvest Festival


November 3rd from 10-2

4210 N. Campbell Ave

Lots of great activities for the whole family!  

For more information check out:  https://tucsonvillagefarm.arizona.edu/harvest-festival-november-3

WRRC Brown Bag - How Beer Can Save Rivers

Chase Saraiva, Head Brewer, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company

November 8, 2018 12:00pm-1:15pm

WRRC, Sol Resnick Conference Room, 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson As we dive into what it takes to make beer and the role water has in this fermented beverage we’ll also investigate some creative ways we are able to conserve water inside the brewery and out. 

The WRRC offers remote viewing via GoToMeeting, please follow link below.


UA Research Adminstration Forums

We invite you to sign up for the November 7 and December 5 UA Research Administration Forums. The objective of the forum is to bring campus and central research administrators together to create a community of peers that will meet, collaborate, and share best practices to support our faculty and the UA research enterprise.

The agenda for the November 7 forum is:

-  UA implementation of the NSF Sexual Harassment Policy

-  Group review of results from the October forum brainstorm sessions, and decisions on upcoming content

-  Open Q&A – we hope to hear the attendees ask questions that are answered by other attendees with expertise in that area

The forums will be held Wednesday November 7 at 9am and Wednesday December 5 at 9am in room S107 in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building. 

Please click here to register 

Live streams can be found here:
Nov. 7th | https://arizona.zoom.us/j/754237798 | Meeting ID: 754-237-798

Dec. 5th | https://arizona.zoom.us/j/405106215 | Meeting ID: 405-106-215

Healthy Halloween!

Thank you Extension Nutrition Experts for your support of this short video about the nutritional value of pumpkin.

Happy Halloween!

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