From NASCAR to Times Square
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs
The 4-H clover continues to gain exposure in some exciting new ways—here are two items that should be of interest:
Due to the generous support of DuPont, 4-H got tremendous coverage during National 4-H Week by riding with Jeff Gordon at the Kansas Speedway—to the tune of some 70 million media impressions. To extend the value of that donation, DuPont has graciously provided National 4-H Council with several limited-edition die-cast models of Jeff Gordon’s #24 – featuring the 4-H clover. We will be delivering one die-cast model car to every 4-H State Program Leader in the nation to help boost your local fundraising efforts. We recommend that the cars be used in fundraising auctions or raffles as they cannot be sold retail due to licensing agreements. The cars will begin to ship out next week.
4-H in Times Square
As a result of our outreach around 4-H National Youth Science Day, 4-H was provided with the unique opportunity to showcase our brand on CBS’s “Super Screen” on 42nd street in New York City this month. This venue provides 4-H with great exposure as more than 1.6 million people make their way through Times Square each day in November. To make the most of the opportunity, Cornell University Extension, New York City 4-H, and National 4-H Council have invited local 4-H youth to Times Square to conduct “man/woman on the street” interviews to help gather additional information about 4-H brand perceptions.
These opportunities don’t come to life without the hard work of Extension professionals, so thank you to all of you who work so hard to promote 4-H. And look for more announcements soon on the results of 4-H National Youth Science Day 2009 and plans for 2010…
National 4-H Council 2009 Annual Report
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs
I am very pleased to share with you National 4-H Council’s 2009 Annual Report. This year’s theme, “Facing Forward”, highlights the amazing impact 4-H is having on youth today and how that work will mean a brighter future for us all.
This year’s Report is also our very first interactive, online version—showcasing our commitment to conserve resources and reduce our environmental impact through technology. To view the report, please visit: National 4-H Council 2009 Annual Report.
Thank you for all you do to advance the 4-H youth development movement—and to build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change.
Job Opportunity: Extension Specialist/Faculty Position
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs
Available, August 2010 The Family Studies and Human Development Division in The School of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Arizona is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Extension Specialist and Assistant/Associate Professor.
Applicants should have a strong background and scholarly record in the study of early childhood/childhood development (e.g., child care, families, fathers, normal/abnormal development, socio-emotional development, parenting, and culturally diverse communities). We hope to attract candidates with special strengths and willingness to provide leadership, direction and support for up-to-date programming and research in the area of early childhood/childhood development. This candidate will provide an important link between the university and the citizens of this state. Cooperative Extension is a statewide nonformal education network bringing research-based information into communities to help people improve their lives.
Applicants are expected to have a commitment to excellence in outreach, a strong record of programmatic research, and a Ph.D. in Human Development, Family Studies, Psychology, Family Sociology, Women’s Studies, Communication, or an appropriate related field. This is a 12 month continuing track position with start-up package to support initial research needs. The Family Studies and Human Development Division offers a Ph.D. degree.
Applicants must submit a letter of application that addresses how the candidate meets minimum and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and outreach interests/philosophy, and contact information for three references at: http://hr.arizona.edu/jobs, under job#44138.
or further information, contact Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Angela Taylor, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 2010. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer – M/W/D/V.
Just a Reminder!
When you have new Extension staff that will be working in some capacity with 4-H, please let Nancy in the State 4-H Office know. They will be added to mailing lists, added to the 4-H Talk list serve, sent a 4-H Welcome Packet, and be assigned a state 4-H staff person as a point of contact, as appropriate. 4-H News is sent via the 4-H Talk list serve each week. Archived copies of previous weeks “Tuesday 4-H News” are available on the 4-H web site: http://4h.wsu.edu/. Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.