August 6, 2009

AROUND CALS
Watch for eCALS 2.0
Rural Sociology is now the Dept. of Community and Environmental Sociology
Babcock Institute connects Honduran cheese artisans with Wisconsin mentors
CALS experts had the answers at Farm Tech Days
Deans dish it out at CALS Ice Cream Social
New Babcock ice cream to mark Smokey Bear’s 65th year
GLBRC receives $8 million in Recovery Act funds

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Employee bus pass distribution at Steenbock Aug. 17-21
If you work outdoors, protect yourself against ticks and Lyme disease
Steenbock fall workshops offer help with research tools and services

NOTEWORTHY
In Memoriam: Charles F. Koval
Tom Heberlein receives Rural Sociological Society’s research excellence award
Michael Carter named Fellow of American Agricultural Economics Association
Andrew Bent honored by American Phytopathological Society
CALS in the News – July 27-31 and August 3-7; Country Today features Go Big Read

EVENTS
3rd annual organic field day August 26 at Arlington
Agronomy/Soils Field Day August 27 at Arlington
Campus welcome for department chairs and center directors August 27
2009 WALSAA Football Fire-Up – Sept. 12
All-CALS Forum — Sept. 29 (date change)
CALS event at World Dairy Expo – Sept. 30
Stewardship workshop offers ideas for building partnerships with donors
Make plans for Global Entrepreneurship Week – Nov. 16-22

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
Wisconsin ag generates $59.16 billion and 353,991 jobs

INTERNATIONAL
Internship in Tanzania: Sustainable ag community trainer

RESEARCH
Update on WAES FY2010 new project budget period (begins Oct. 1)
Update on WAES FY2009 project period year (ends Sept. 30)
Funding for campus fume hood performance testing and repairs
Funding opportunities: non-federal | federal | multistate proposals

BUSINESS SERVICES & PAYROLL
CALS Payroll has created a furlough summary report