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Monday, October 26, 2020

History Travels to a New Home

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pecial publications of the 100+ years history of Extension are packed, labeled and ready to move to a new home. The collection has been headquartered at APLU was packed by Executive Director Caroline (Crocoll) Henney and Assistant Director Sandy Ruble last month. According to authorities from the President's Office, the boxes shown here will be temporarily transferred to storage before landing at its permanent location at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To learn more about the volumes of history click here or contact Sandy at sandyruble@extension.org.  


American Connection Project Interactive Wi-Fi Map Available - Several partner organizations have announced the launch of the American Connection Project (ACP) interactive Wi-Fi map https://www.americanconnection.io. The map provides a free resource to help the public locate more than 2,300 free Wi-Fi locations across 49 U.S. states. The map includes Wi-Fi locations from Land O’Lakes, Inc. and its ag retail owner network, along with several partner organizations including National 4-H Council and Cooperative Extension (providing half the locations), and many other corporations. The Wi-Fi map is an extension of efforts undertaken by the American Connection Project to drive meaningful progress toward closing the digital divide to create opportunities and reduce digital inequality for rural and urban communities in the United States. The map is designed to provide immediate but temporary access for those people who lack access to the internet today. Throughout the next several months, additional locations will be added to the map. 



Use Links to Register Today! 
  • A Community of Scholars Celebrating Excellence: Cooperative Extension and Research Awards Presentation and Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Lecture.
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time. 

  • Learning for Leaders Special Event - Leading Through Crisis and UncertaintyFriday, November 6, 2020, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Registration is free and required by close of business November 1, 2020. This session will not be recorded. Feel free to share this opportunity with Extension Director and Administrator leadership teams.

    This special event has great potential to understand today's challenges and provide tools to minimize negative impacts and maximize psychosocial adaptability, resilience and the potential for post-traumatic growth. Topics that will be covered: Understanding COVID-19 from a Psychosocial Lens; Reimagining, Redesigning and Reconstructing Work; Social Neuroscience: Threat, Our Brains and Relationships; Adaptive & Agile Management Strategies to Protect Health & Well-Being; and Strategies and Tools for Adaptability, Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth.