October 28, 2013
Governor Proposes Aspen as the New State Tree
  • Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert recently announced his intentions to have the aspen named as the new state tree, and Jody Gale, Extension agent for Sevier County, gave a presentation on forestry and aspen issues and USU Extension's role in managing them on a briefing and issues tour. Click here to read the story.
Interactive Video Conference
  • IVC Presentation - Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9 to 10 a.m. "New Haven Farms: Promoting Health and Community Development through Urban Agriculture," presented by Carrie M. Durward, Extension nutrition specialist and assistant professor. Combining nutrition education with gardening is an innovative way to promote vegetable intake. The presentation will explore this concept through the example of New Haven Farms, a nonprofit in New Haven, Conn.
  • Click here to register. IVC connection instructions will be sent before the event. The event will be recoded for viewing at a later date.

Content Management System Demos
  • USU is in the process of choosing a system to replace ezPlug. The choice has been narrowed to two vendors. Please attend the demos presented by the vendors to help decide on the best solution for USU.


    You may attend in person in room 154 of the Library or virtually through Adobe Connect. Either way, please fill out the survey at the end of each demo. Each of these demo events will be recorded for viewing at a later date.


    Terminal4 presents on Monday, Oct. 28th, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    View the demo here.


    OmniUpdate presents on Wednesday, Oct. 30th, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    View the demo here.


    Please contact Mandy Peterson with questions. 

Extension Graphic Design Training 
  • If you missed the Extension graphic design workshop, click here to see the recording. Information was presented on the new Extension word mark, the visual identity manual, templates and royalty-free photo sites. 

New Extension Publications         
YouTube Video         
  • Click here to see the YouTube video on pyrolysis.

Extension in the News 
Save the Date 
  • Explore the Garden Family Night: Pumpkinpalooza! Monday, Oct. 28, USU Botanical Center Varga Arboretum, 6 p.m. This evening is a family favorite as participants celebrate fall and Halloween. Events for kids range from a pumpkin walk, face painting, a grass garden labyrinth and a pumpkin launcher. Free apple cider will be offered as well as doughnuts and hot chocolate for the first 200 visitors. For more information, call 801-544-3089 or email the Botanical Center. 
  • USU Forestry Extension's Learn at Lunch October webinar: 

    Western Aspen Regeneration Ecology, Tuesday, Oct. 29, noon to 1 p.m.

    Speakers: James N. Long, Mary Lou Fairweather and Karen E. Mock.

    Discussion includes the changing view of regeneration ecology in western aspen, the findings underlying this changing view and the silvicultural implications. Also the traditional view of western aspen regeneration, field observations and genetic results that challenge some aspects of this view and the silvicultural implications for aspen regeneration and management in the western U.S.


    Participation instructions:


    1. Plan to enter the webinar a few minutes early to enter CEU information and answer survey questions.

    2. Click here to enter. "Chrome" web browser is not recommended.

    3. Enter as a guest.

    4. You should be taken to the presentation screen and have access to the audio. You are encouraged to participate and ask questions in the chat pod in the lower left corner.

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for off-campus employees - Wednesday, October 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. through an Adobe Connect webcast. (Those on the Logan campus must attend a workshop in person.)  

  Those who participate in the webcast should test their computer/connection before   the training by clicking here. It can be done any time before October 30.


  Click here to participate in the live webcast training on October 30. Select Enter as   a Guest, then enter your first and last name, then select Enter Room.  

  • Utah Building Farmers Program, Intermediate Track - Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at the USU Botanical Center Utah House in Kaysville. Click here for more information.
             Email calendar submissions to Julene Reese
 New Job Opportunities

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