Updates

November 23, 2020

In ISU Extension and Outreach the spirit of thanksgiving is evident every day as extension professionals throughout the state work together to serve Iowans.

November 17, 2020

John Lawrence discussed Governor Reynolds' latest proclamation and announced a mask mandate for ISU Extension and Outreach.

November 16, 2020

John Lawrence asked staff to take a survey regarding the stressors impacting ISU Extension and Outreach. He also shared information about the MyData rollout, COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards, Excellence in Extension grants, and more notes.

November 11, 2020

John Lawrence shares key points regarding how the guidelines in Governor Reynolds’ November 10 proclamation impact ISU Extension and Outreach events.

November 10, 2020

Vice President Lawrence's COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program will acknowledge and celebrate individuals and teams of our colleagues who have gone above and beyond to educate and inform Iowans during the pandemic.

November 09, 2020

John Lawrence shared resources that can help improve wellbeing and discussed the importance of following Open for Iowa guidance. He also announced that Brenda Allen will be the new manager of ISU Extension and Outreach Professional Development, and shared more notes.

November 02, 2020

John Lawrence shares updated organizational charts, information about award nominations, county initiative priorities, and more notes.

October 26, 2020

John Lawrence encourages everyone to listen to President Wintersteen's National ESP Ruby Award speech -- it is her extension story and ours. He also shares notes about diversity training, the next area-wide meetings, and more.

October 19, 2020

John Lawrence shares resources from the COVID-19 Recovery webpage, information about the initiative teams, timelines and expectations, and other updates.

October 12, 2020

John Lawrence shared information about a webinar series for extension professionals, updates from Open for Iowa, and other notes.

October 05, 2020

John Lawrence discusses things to think about as you develop your recovery action plan. He also shares horticulture resources and more notes.

October 01, 2020

John Lawrence encourages county council members, county staff, regional directors, and program specialists to complete the Two-Way Scorecard Communication Tool online survey by October 15.

September 28, 2020

John Lawrence shares information about the Two-Way Scorecard Communication Tool online survey, updates from Open for Iowa, and more notes.

September 21, 2020

John Lawrence comments on the action planning process at the virtual area-wide meetings.

September 14, 2020

Topics include the upcoming area-wide meetings, the monthly program update from the leadership team, and Open for Iowa information about programming food restrictions being lifted.

September 08, 2020

John Lawrence shares his thoughts on returning to ISU Extension and Outreach. He also shares updates on transforming our organization, Open for Iowa, and more.

August 31, 2020

Topics include Debra Sellers transitioning back to her Human Sciences role, an invitation to the area-wide meetings, registration for the Office Professionals Conference, and more.

August 24, 2020

Topics include a video message from John Lawrence on planning for recovery, resources to assist after the derecho, the announcement of the new Director of Operations, and more.

August 17, 2020

Topics include the aftermath of the derecho, the start of the fall semester, the director of operations search, and more.

August 11, 2020

Topics include the August 10 storm, Cyclones Care, Open for Iowa, internal communications, and more.

August 03, 2020

Today’s message includes a budget update, a check-in as we transform our organization, and several other notes.

July 27, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information from the Open for Iowa Committee, updates from President Wintersteen, and other notes.

July 24, 2020

John Lawrence announced that the Senior Director position will be reconfigured to Director of Operations and some reporting lines will be rerouted.

July 20, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information from Vice President Lawrence, several short notes, and a bit of history about R.K. Bliss.

July 15, 2020

John Lawrence announced that Chad Higgins, senior director for ISU Extension and Outreach, will be leaving Iowa State to become University of Missouri’s associate vice chancellor for extension and engagement.

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