Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game

Faculty and Staff Appreciation
Buckeye Football Game
Dear Ohio State University Faculty and Staff,

To recognize the valued contributions of the university’s faculty and staff, President Michael V. Drake, MD, recently announced that a large number of tickets will be made available for the Buckeye football home opener vs. Hawaii on Saturday, September 12. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff must opt-in and enter their name by Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets. To be considered for selection, follow the link below:


If you are selected, you will be notified by email and the tickets will be mailed to the home address listed in Employee Self Service.

We’re excited to recognize your achievements by offering you the opportunity to cheer on the Buckeyes with your fellow faculty, staff and friends.

Thank you for all that you do for Ohio State.


Andraea (AJ) Douglass
Senior Vice President
Office of Talent, Culture and Human Resources

Buckeye Learn Launching

A new online training system to administer professional development and learning opportunities will be available to faculty and staff mid-September. As an option for professional development, BuckeyeLearn will be an online tool that enables learning and training opportunities to be easily accessed. Featuring the ability to register for online and instructor-led classes, to assign training and to create a transcript, BuckeyeLearn will eventually be the clearinghouse for any non-academic training employees can or must do – from personal and professional development to compliance training.
— > Read more: oncampus.osu.edu/buckeyelearn

Development Brown Bag Lunch

We’ll be having our next Development Brown Bag luncheon on Wednesday, July 29th from 12:00 – 1:00. We’ll be hosting in Ag Engineering room 219, connecting via video to Wooster’s Ag Engineering Conference Room (100). As usual feel free to come and go as your schedule allows.

Hear the latest from Advancement as it pertains to you and meet our newest team member Caitlyn Black, recent CFAES graduate. Caitlyn worked with our team as our student employee for the past 3 years, but has now accepted a full-time position as our new Office Associate. Come say hello and congratulations!

Bring your lunch and questions! Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Emily Jewell | Stewardship Program Coordinator
Development Office
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
216 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court
614-292-3620 | jewell.97@osu.edu

Fall Faculty Meeting

Join us on August 18 from 2-5
Locations: 103 Kottman Hall- Columbus
130 Research Services- Wooster

This year we will be getting updates on everything related to the
college, ATI, facilities, Discovery Themes and more!

This meeting is hosted by your CFAES Faculty Council. This is your chance
to here what is going on in the college and get questions answered. Please
make it a priority to attend this year!

Any questions please contact Faculty Council Chair, Emily Buck (.210)

Family & Consumer Sciences Assistant Director Interviews

The FCS AD search committee has selected three candidates for on campus interviews scheduled on Monday, August 3rd:

· Dr. Ethel Jones – presentation – 9:00am, Campbell Hall 252
· Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye – presentation – 11:00am, Campbell Hall 252
· Dr. Susan Shockey – presentation – 12:30pm, Campbell Hall 252

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the candidate presentations as well as the reception immediately following each of the presentations. The presentations will take place in Campbell Hall and will be 1 hour in duration and will include a presentation by each candidate (30-45 minutes) and a Q&A session following the presentation (15-30 minutes). The presentations will also be available via Carmen Connect at http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/fcs-ad/

Sponsorship Guidelines – CFAES

Over the past month we have shared the guidelines and process we will be using in the college related to sponsorship request. The guidelines are now completed and posted on the college website: http://cfaes.osu.edu/faculty-staff-resources/college-and-university-policies (CFAES Sponsorship Guidelines).

Please forward to others in your unit/department/institute that might be involved in sponsorship request or processing.

Glad to answer any questions that you might have.


Ryan J. Schmiesing, Ph.D.
Chief Administrative Officer &
Interim Director, Marketing & Communications


Drupal 7 Blog – Training and Resource

CFAES Communications is now using Drupal as the main platform for our college websites and we are currently working to migrate our college’s large web presence to Drupal. With more and more website editors now working in Drupal 7, we’ve dedicated the blog on our training website to support and update those users on. On the blog we’ll be announcing changes and upgrades, answering frequently asked questions and highlighting features. To view the blog and subscribe, visit http://training.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/blog.

National Farmers Market Week August 2-8

Celebrate NFMW newsletter article to stakeholders

2015 National Farmers Market Week Proclamation

National Farmers Market Week (August 2 – 8, 2015) is a week-long celebration of our nation’s farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make them possible, and the communities that host them. This year marks the 16th Annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in our local food economies.

To promote National Farmers Market Week, we encourage farmers market managers and community leaders to plan an event at their local farmers market during the week. It is a great way to show why we love the farmers, vendors and the customers that make the market great!

Attached is a high resolution copy of the proclamation issued by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. USDA will issue a press release later this month with a link to the proclamation. AMS wanted to give you an advanced copy to share with your stakeholders in support of National Farmers Market Week.

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Anne Alonzo will kick-off National Farmers Market Week on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Santa Fe Farmers Market in New Mexico. AMS will also host a special event the USDA Farmers Market on Friday, August 7th, held just outside the USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The celebration can be shared on social media with the #FarmMktWk [hashtag] on Twitter @USDA_AMS and facebook.com/USDA.

If you have already planned a special event for National Farmers Market Week, please pass on this information to other businesses and organizations who would enjoy celebrating our farmers, ranchers and producers that are bringing fresh, local food to our communities and the consumers that support them!

Contact Peter Wood, AMS Public Affairs Office; telephone: 202-720-6179 for more information.

BuckeyeBox, DropBox and TeamViewer

Applications and services that are not purchased or licensed by Ohio State, including those freely available on the internet, may not meet university standards for privacy, data security, intellectual property protection, and records retention. Many existing third-party providers have not entered into university agreements with Ohio State, and thus their products cannot and should not be used with university data or university-owned computing resources. (https://ocio.osu.edu/policy/standards/cloud)

In early 2013, Ohio State established a formal relationship with Box.net to offer faculty, staff and students an easy way to share files and folders online through a university branded solution called BuckeyeBox, which many in the university population are already currently using. CFAES pays for this service centrally and makes it available to you at no cost. BuckeyeBox is the only approved Ohio State cloud collaboration tool. (https://ocio.osu.edu/blog/community/2015/02/17/do-you-know-about-buckeyebox).

In light of this, CFAES is moving forward to ensure that university data is not moving to or through unauthorized third-party providers. In the days ahead, ITS staff will be actively assisting Dropbox users to migrate their process to BuckeyeBox and remove the Dropbox software from our environment throughout the months of July and August.

Additionally, CFAES will also be actively removing the application for TeamViewer from our environment throughout the months of July and August. TeamViewer is an application that can potentially provide unauthorized remote access to computing resources within our environment, and as such, presents a significant risk to machine security as well as licensing problems.

If you need assistance getting signed up and using BuckeyeBox or have questions regarding this process, contact your local IT support personnel or the ITS help desk at (614) 292-9110 for Columbus or (330) 263-3772 for Wooster.

Matt DeVore
Chief Information Officer
College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
131C Research Services, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
330-202-3577 Office
devore.38@osu.edu cfaes.osu.edu

Visit from Gates Foundation Program Officer

Brad Zamft Flyer

Dr. Brad Zamft, a program officer in the Discovery and Translational Sciences Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working to imagine, identify, and invest in technologies to fundamentally shift how drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics are created for those most in need. His current focus is on developing tools to investigate the host-pathogen interactions that make diarrhea so devastating to children in low income countries.

Dr. Zamft will give a broad overview of the Gates Foundation and how metrics and projects are defined, and discuss his current focus on improving childhood diarrhea morbidity and mortality through applied biology. Dr. Zamft will also discuss his previous research at Harvard Medical School, which aimed to create a genetically encoded and therefore scalable neural recording device, as well as his work as a DOE ARPA-E Fellow, where he worked on a variety of projects including self-healing infrastructure, precision agriculture and biofuel production.

The talk titled “Adventures in Applied Biology: Molecular Ticker Tapes, Self-Healing Roads, Global Health, and More” will take place on July 23, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Room E001 Scott Laboratory.

Please forward as appropriate. Thank you.

Beth Haas
Director, Communications and Marketing
The Ohio State University
Office of Research
08 Bricker Hall, 190 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-4725 Office
haas.23@osu.edu research.osu.edu

College Space Planning

The college is in the process of reconciling its facility inventory with university records and we are requesting your assistance. In essence, some of our records need to be updated.

During the coming weeks, the college planning office will be touring buildings on Columbus and Wooster campuses. We will be updating our architectural floor plans and reconciling our current space allocation with university records. The information will be used to reconcile and hopefully lower POMs on the Columbus campus, and will benefit our planning efforts when future capital improvement projects come along.

Building tours will be non-disruptive process and will be coordinated through building contacts. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Thanks.

Brian P. Hanna, P.E.

Facilities Planner
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
Renovations Planning Office
Old Admin, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
330-263-3913 Office
hanna.285@osu.edu / www.oardc.osu.edu / cfaes.osu.edu