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Getting Found: The Basics of Search Engine Optimization

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:30 am EDT - Presented by Wright Frazier

Your website might contain the cure for cancer, but it won’t matter a bit if no one can find it. This presentation will focus on the basics of search engine optimization (SEO), covering the do’s, the don’ts and best practices for how to get found by Google, Bing, Yahoo and...

iPad Roundtable — All Hail the iPad!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Rich Emnett, Jacki Weikert

This roundtable will give support and training professionals an opportunity to share and discuss the benefits and chal-lenges of adopting the iPad into their organizations. There’s lots to learn, so join us to learn and share! Some items we’d like to discuss: What apps are...

Security Roundtable for Desktop/Handheld Devices

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9:30 am EDT - Presented by Greg Parmer, Rusty Presley

This roundtable discussion will focus on methods and applications to secure and protect information on and across vari-ous desktop and handheld devices, including, but not limited to, PC, Apple, and Android. This is a collaborative session for those interested in learning...

Live CDs, Online Tools, Portable Apps — What’s in Your Tech Support Toolbox?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm EDT - Presented by Steven Lichtensteiger, Duane Rigsby

Come one, come all—let’s explore the world of tech tools that people have come to love. Whether it’s Live CDs, online tools, portable apps, utilities for repair or troubleshooting, we are going to explore the top tools in our magical tool kit that make end users go giddy when...

Cool Computer Support Tools

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm EDT - Presented by Larry Havenstein, Russell Feldhausen

There are tons of cool, free tools that help computer support staff get their jobs done. During this session, we will share some of our favorites, such as the Sysinternals Suite from Microsoft, and invite attendees to share their own.

The iPad Lab

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Bonnie Scranton, Linda Newman

After attending a national conference, our CIO came to me and said, “Purchase an iPad lab and start training people how to use them.” This is the story of how I learned about iPads: how to maintain university compliance on mobile devices and how to convince clients that mobile...

Using Tablets, Smartphones and Other Mobile Technology to Create a Virtual Work Space and Increase Productivity

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Jerry Thomas, Emily Buck, Mark Light, Jamie Seger, Nadine Fogt

Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones are changing how Extension professionals work. We will explore mobile devices including smartphones, iPads, Motorola Zoom and other tools and discuss their uses in Extension settings. We will provide actual teaching materials, create...

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

Register for a Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity! As we celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, take time to learn more about the issues of being physically active, good nutrition and obesity. The...

Video Streaming: Broadcast Quality on a Shoestring Budget

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:30 am EDT - Presented by Seth Subramanian, Gerry Snyder

Kansas State University has been video streaming for more than 10 years. Through changes in formats and technology, they have provided online video on campus and across the state. This session covers the newer tools including video equipment to digital encoders and software.

Bioenergy Fridays:Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Fuel

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay

Presenter Dr. Robert Brown has published two textbooks on conversion of biomass to fuel. His expertise in conversion helped form the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University. He will discuss the opportunities and challenges of biomass conversion. This is a CenUSA event...

Working with Special Needs Youth

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 12.8% of the nation’s K-12 students had disabilities in 2008-2009. If you work directly with youth or with volunteers who work with youth, this webinar will discuss how to ensure that your programming efforts are inclusive of all....

It’s Epidemic: Prescription Drug Abuse & How to Prevent It

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm EDT

Prescription drug abuse is the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. While there has been a marked decrease in the use of some illegal drugs, national data show that 1 in...

Google+: I’m there, what next?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Kevin Gamble, Stephen Judd

So you heard about this social network called Google+ and signed up, but now you’re not sure what to do. Or you’ve been using Google+ for a while, but you’d like to learn more ways to use it. Then this webinar is for you. We’ll be taking a deeper look at Google+ and offering...

Question Wranglers' Meetup - May 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Beth Raney

An opportunity for state Question Wranglers who help with questions submitted via Ask an Expert by the public at, to get familiar with your role and the tools available to make it easier, ask questions, and share experiences & tips. (for eXtension...

Nitrates in Groundwater Webcast, May 18

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Mark Risse, Rhonda Miller

Agriculture relies on the addition of nitrogen in the form of commercial fertilizers and manure to maintain current production levels. Nitrates, a form of nitrogen, can leach through the soil contaminating groundwater, potentially harming human health. Recent California...