Annual Meeting, New Employee Orientation and Professional Development are less than a week away. By now, you should have received confirmation listing the Annual Meeting and Professional Development sessions for which you’ve registered.
Full schedule (with session descriptions, 7pgs, updated 10/6/14)
At-a-Glance Annual Meeting schedule
At-a-Glance Professional Development Days schedule
Learn about WVU Extension’s Professional Organizations
If you have questions about your registration, contact Tonya Michael (304-293-8948).
After serving 14 years as associate director for advancement, Ann Bailey Berry will be leaving Extension to join WVU’s University Relations team as assistant vice president for marketing and outreach, effective Nov. 15. Read more
Congratulations to our 2014 Summer Steps winners!
In recognition of the Smith Lever celebration, WVU’s ENEWS ran stories about the WVU Extension Service from Sept. 22 – 25.
interdisciplinary Oil and Natural Gas Education Program team includes Extension county agents, geologists and water quality experts, legal experts, and representatives from industry, community and environmental groups who provide families and communities with reliable information. Full story
Service Extension trains more than 2,000 firefighters each year. The Extension program, located in Jackson’s Mill in Weston, travels the country to teach life-saving skills. Full story
emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math disciplines has become more the norm in the 4-H world than the exception. The variety of programs now available statewide to 4-H youths reflect the changing times and a concerted effort to help kids discover and pursue their passion. Full story
When the Monroe Farm Market had more product than consumers, Extension stepped in to help support the local farmers with the state’s first online farmers’ market. The market helps deliver products from the rural town of Union to Charleston, whose large customer base orders fresh meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables from the local farmers just a few counties over. Full story
The WVU Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has made a new database available to WVU faculty, students and staff. Pivot™ is a web-based discovery and workflow tool that combines a comprehensive source of global funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles.
Learn more from the OSP introductory document.
When WVU President Gordon Gee visited McDowell County last spring, he asked how the University could help. Donald Reed asked about bringing the Pride of West Virginia, the WVU Mountaineer Marching Band to the county, the audience responded enthusiastically and the rest is history.
Two local high schools rescheduled their opening football game, the band added McDowell County to its travel itinerary for the Chik-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, and an enthusiastic crowd in the state’s southern-most county got a big dose of Mountaineer spirit.
Provost Joyce McConnell approves the position description and posting of WVU Extension Service’s Dean and Director.