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Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs

Volume 1, Number 5 July - September 2002

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mobile County Urban Center Activity

The first ever South Alabama Civic Summit will be held on September 17, 2002 at the Mobile Convention Center from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event is being sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the City of Mobile, and other Mobile organizations including the Civitan Club, Foundation of Southwest Alabama, Junior League, Leadership Mobile, Optimist Club, Mobile United, United Way, and Volunteer Mobile.

Reweaving the Social Fabric is the theme of the Summit planned to bring area civic organizations together in a learning environment to enhance their services and the quality of life of citizens in the community. The goals of the summit include leadership training, building collaboration skills, networking opportunities, and the assessment of services along the Gulf Coast.

Featured guests include Mayor Michael Dow of Mobile, Alabama, Industrial Areas Foundation's Southwest Regional Director Ernesto Cortez, and Alabama Power Company's Foundation Chairman William Johnson. Local experts include Judy Marston, Beth Marietta Lyons, and Penny Denny will cover breakout session topics on generation X, public policy and collaboration.

The event is recommended for current or future organizational leaders. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Group rates are available. For more information, please call (251) 574-8445.


4th Annual Family Conference Brochure & Registration Form

Organic Gardening CD

Interested in organic gardening? If so, check out this PowerPoint presentation at http://webspace.aamu.edu/ag/sps/OGIntro.html.

The actual presentation is best viewed on compact disk; however, the website gives you a good idea about content material (best viewed in Internet Explorer). To obtain a CD, please contact Extension Horticulturist Dr. Cathy Sabota.


4th Annual Family Conference

Make Your Plans Now!

Now is the time to make plans to attend the 4th Annual Family Conference on October 16, 2002 sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs unit at Alabama A&M University.

This year's theme, "Strengthening Family Relationships: Models for Change," will allow participants to explore hot issues surrounding today's urban family through various platforms. Dr. Wally Goddard, family life specialist at the Arkansas Extension Service, will deliver the keynote address.

Dr. Wally Goddard holds a B.S. in Physics, a M.Ed. in Instructional Design and a Ph.D. in Family and Human Development. After teaching high school for a number of years, Dr. Goddard became an Extension specialist with ACES where he conducted extensive research on teens and their families. This work led to the development of the Principles of Parenting and The Great Self Mystery. In addition, he was one of four scholars appointed by the United States (US) government to develop The National Extension Parent Education Model and has assisted the Franklin Covey Company in developing other family materials.

Dr. Goddard has continued his research on parenting and family relationships at the University of Arkansas and remains a popular family speaker across the US.

Who should attend this conference?

Conference attendees will include educators, social/case workers, family counselors, Extension agents, clergymen or anyone with an interest in urban families.

Registration Information
"Early Bird" Registration fee on or before September 16, 2002 is $35
(Includes lunch & refreshments)
Registration fee received September 17 thru October 2, 2002 is $40
(Includes lunch & refreshments)
On-site registration is $25 (No lunch provided)
No mail-in registration will be accepted after October 2, 2002

CEUs will be available!
 4th Annual Family Conference Brochure & Registration Form

Contact Mrs. Susan Glover (256-858-4946) or Dr. Wilma J. Ruffin (256-858-4960) for more information.


Federal Benefit Security Cardholders in Alabama Must Make Changes by July 10

Five Worst Teen Jobs for 2002

History & 1890 Land-Grant Institutions

National Extension Technology Conference 2002

Successful Aging Initiative

Using Community Assessments to Reach and Teach

Grassroots Connections

August 2002 Domestic Violence Conference

Lauderdale County Responds to Domestic Violence

Not Just Fruits & Nuts

Partnering for Success


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