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Medley - A Potpourri of Diverse Talent
The MEDLEY is a newsletter that is utilized as a regular communication device on Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Outreach throughout all Midwest Area locations. It provides an excellent platform to share ongoing programs, committees, councils, special observances and new ideas that could be used by all employees across MWA locations. Each issue contains articles written by employees sharing their experiences, activities, successes, and more. Click the links below to view the different issues. Under the link, are the various articles that are included in each MEDLEY issue.

 

For quick reference, click the link to view: April 2020   January 2020   June 2019     March 2019     October 2018  April 2018      December 2017     August 2017            April 2017     December 2016     August 2016     March 2016     November 2015       November 2014     June 2014     March 2014     October 2013

 


 

  

Medley Issues

 April 2020
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Diversity & Inclusion in the MWA
Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
          Meet Dr. Michael Flythe, Research Leader, Lexington, KY                      The Newest DEOC Members & the MWA Equal Employment Project Manager
Days of Remembrance and Holocaust Remembrance Day
USDA-ARS FY 2020 Diversity/Special Emphasis Observance Calendar
      Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month Statement
June is Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month
Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
          Women's Equality
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources & Information
  

 January 2020
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Workforce Recruitment Program (WPR)
Meet the Wallace Carver Fellows and MWA Summer Interns 2019
          USDA-ARS FY 2020 Diversity/Special Emphasis Observances Calendar                    National Mentoring Month - January
Visibility and Voice: LGBT + Professionals in Agriculture & STEM
NCAUR Participates in Career Spark 2019
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources and Information

 

June 2019
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Inspiring Women in STEM
Lisa Ainsworth Receives the NAS Prize in Food and Agricultural Science
The Arthur S. Flemming Award Recipient
The Unsung Hero Award Recipient
Meet Scott Anderson, MWA Administrative Office Director
EEO/CR Standard and Your Performance Plan
NCAUR Attends Canton High School Career Expo
Meet the DEOC Members
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/ Resources and Information

March 2019
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Message from MWA DEOC Chair
Aaron Lewis is Going to Purdue
                                       Volunteering to be a Member of the MEA DEOC                                                Treaty Reserved Rights Presentation
VCRU Educates the public on Work to Improve Our Food
             Christmas and New Year Celebrations and Traditions in the Philippines                                 A Sample of Brazilian Culture
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources and Information

October 2018
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Conference on Catalyzing Progress in Undergraduate STEM Education
2018 Ag Discovery Program
LIBRU and the Ag Discovery Program
Let's Meet Some of the 2018 Area Funded Interns
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources & Information

April 2018
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Science Outreach: All Hands on Deck To Enhance Minority and Women’s Participation In STEM Fields
Promoting USDA-ARS Research Through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Outreach Activities At NCAUR During November 2016 - September 2017
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources & Info

December 2017
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Julious Moody, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
Dr. DeBonne Wishart, Central State University, Ohio
National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment In Ames Hosts 1890 Land Grant University Faculty Research Fellow
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, HACU Summer Intern
iTAG Barley STEM Training Advances Hands-On Science for Secondary-School Students, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources and Information

August 2017
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Celebrating Women
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Interview With Doug Bradley
2017 Ag Discovery Program West Lafayette, IN
Arbeit Macht Frei
CREDO Activities at NCAUR, Peoria, IL
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources and Information

April 2017
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The Ames Area Civil Rights Advisory Committee
USDA-ARS Reaches Out To Stakeholders Through The University of Illinois Agronomy Day
MWA Employee Satisfaction Improved In 2016 Per FEVS
Ames Area Civil Rights Committee Hosts Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Science Fair In The Twin Cities
Twin Cities “Market Science” Program
Exposing Urban Youth to Careers In Science
Wooster, OH Celebrates Korean New Year
Bowling Green, KY Celebrates Women’s History Month
Did You Know?
Thank You Debra Owens-Coleman
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources and Information

December 2016
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Area Director’s Summer Internship Participants
High School Honor Students Doing Research in The SBRU
MWA Hosts USDA Wallace-Carver Fellows
USDA Wallace-Carver Fellows Participants
Morris, MN Summer Internship Participants
Students Working in The Midwest Area
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/Resources and Information

August 2016
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Employee Engagement Council Seeks to Improve Employee Satisfaction
Making A Difference
FAESRU Earth Day, Bowling Green, KY
Have You Met Dr. Robert Matteri, Midwest Area Director?
Ames Area Civil Rights Committee Hosts Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Holocaust Remembrance Day
CREDO Activities At NCAUR, Peoria, IL
Did You Know?
FAESRU Earth Day, Bowling Green, KY
Special Emphasis Programs/Observances/ Resources and Information

March 2016
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Bringing Science and Community Together At Morris, MN
Veterans At Work for ARS In Marshfield, WI
Did You Know?
Hiring Veterans and People with Disabilities
Have You Met Dr. Alberto Pantoja, Associate Area Director?
St. Paul Scientists Judge The Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
Special Emphasis Programs/ Observances/Resources and Information
Woman’s History Month

November 2015
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Bringing Science and Community Together At Columbia, MO
ARS Employee Volunteers Time and Expertise To An Iowa Community Garden
Elizabeth Ainsworth Receives The Agency Outreach, Diversity & Equal Opportunity Award
Midwest Area Employees Donate Nearly 15 Tons of Food
EEO Observer Recruitment Evaluation Process & Interview Do’s and Don’ts
Veteran’s Day Observance Activity in Ames, Iowa

November 2014
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American Cranberry Crowned Jewel of The Bog At The 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Interview with Dr. Steve Shafer, Ph.D., Associative Administrator, Office of National Programs, USDA-ARS
How Much Do You Know About EEO?
Feds Feed Families Program at NCAUR
Coping With Change: Effective Listening

June 2014
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Interview With Dr. Donald L. McLellan, Director, Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity
Merit In Federal Hiring
“How To Tame A Wild Vegetable”
Ames Employees Provide Experience, Expertise To Youth At State Science Fair
Documenting Diversity: Management Directive 715

March 2014
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CREAR: A New Program From Northeastern Illinois University To Mentor STEM Students From Under-Represented Minorities in Scientific Research
Juggling Science and Family With The Help Of ARS
Unconscious Bias: Think You Know About Thinking? Think Again.
Interview With Dr. Caird E. Rexroad, Jr., Associate Administrator
Serving The Amish Community
Pollen Power!
Reasonable Accommodation At A Glance

October 2013
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Introducing: MEDLEY
Perspective of a Deaf Employee: What is it Like to be Deaf?
Blind For The Time Of A Meal
Interview With Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D., Associate Administrator, Office Of National Programs, USDA-ARS
Next Generation Programs At NCAUR