Chadwick Arboretum Hosts Events This Summer

Chadwick Arboretum is hosting its popular Plastic Pot Recycling Event, which will be held on Saturday, June 10, 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the turnaround drive in front of Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court, 43210. Horticultural plastics (pots, trays, and cell packs) aren’t recyclable and are typically sent to the landfill. We engage with partner Phoenix Recycling to keep these plastics out of the waste stream and landfills, and they render them into useful products. We also accept non-food grade Styrofoam at this event. We will fill a semi-trailer in 4 hours and we encourage all staff to participate and alert their neighbors and friends to this ‘green’ opportunity.

The second event is our popular Open House, which will be held on Sunday, July 23, 1 – 4 p.m. at our Arboretum North site, which is just north of the Ohio 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive. Chadwick Arboretum volunteers and staff will provide tours of the site, as well as tours of the enCore Solar House. We’ll have fishing experts on site, and we will distribute lead-free sinkers and talk about the species of fish that are in our catch-and-release pond; a basket weaver will demonstrate his crafts among our willow collections; pollinator and bee experts will be on site to talk about habitat and what you can do to protect desired species in your yard; and plein air artists will be sketching and painting at various locations. Franklin County Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions, and we’ll also serve root beer floats. Canoes will be available throughout the day. This free event is a restful way to spend a summer afternoon. Free parking will be provided in lots adjacent to the site.

Chadwick Arboretum Events Flyer

EAP Benefits Faculty and Staff

Most of you are probably aware of the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program (EAP), but we know that some of the critical information about the EAP sometimes gets buried, so we wanted to take a moment to remind you that the EAP offers a variety of programs that would be beneficial for faculty and staff. The EAP offers five complimentary and confidential counseling sessions to faculty, staff, family members, parents, parents-in-law, and anyone living in your household who is eligible for services.  The EAP counselors can certainly see you when stress is building, and they can also see you to get to the root cause of stress before it gets to the tipping point!

Please see Prezi below for more information or click here for more information on EAP services. For more information, you also can contact 1-800-678-6265.

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Chadwick Arboretum’s Spring Plant Sale & Auction

Chadwick Arboretum’s Spring Plant Sale & Auction is May 11-13, 2017.

Thursday, May 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. we will host our Friends of Chadwick Arboretum Reception. This is a festive and well attended members-only event that features first pick of the plants, food, and entertainment. Memberships will be available at the door.

Friday, May 12, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. is open to the public.

There will be a plant auction all three days of the sale; 6 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

This sale will feature an inclusive selection of plants from vegetables and herbs to perennials and woodies. Many student organizations, Franklin County Master Gardeners, and local businesses and artisans will also participate.

Free parking. Click here for plant lists and more details.

CampusParc Deadline for Parking Upgrades or Downgrades

CampusParc is preparing for the new permit year that begins August 1.

If you are interested in requesting an upgrade or downgrade, you must submit your request no later than Friday, May 26, 2017. You can request an upgrade or downgrade by logging in to your account and clicking on “Add/Edit Waitlists.” If you submit a request, we will send you an email prior to the start of permit sales in early June to let you know whether your request has been approved.

Following are important reminders:

  • Upgrade and downgrade requests must be submitted every permit year, even if you were awarded an upgrade or downgrade in previous years.
  • Upgrades and downgrades are awarded at random.

Click here for additional details regarding the process.

Lastly, if you just need to renew your permit, stay tuned. An email with the necessary details will follow within the next few weeks.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the CampusParc Customer Service Center at or 614-688-0000.

Professional Development Training Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

This two-day training program will provide graduate students and postdocs with a series of professional development workshops. Participants can sign up to attend open sessions on Friday, to attend the full-day session on Saturday, or to do both.

The Ohio Union
May 12 and 13
Click here to RSVP

You can find the schedule of events attached here.

If you have any questions, please contact Marcela Hernandez (

Building Ohio State Exhibit – Open Two More Weeks

There are two weeks left, until May 14, to visit The Ohio State University Libraries’ exhibition, Building Ohio State: From Forest to the Renovation of the Thompson Library in the Thompson Library Gallery.

Building Ohio State tells the story of the unique connections and history shared between The Ohio State University and Ohio’s forests. From its beginnings as a land-grant institution to the renovation of the Thompson Library, the University has been instrumental in promoting forest research and education and demonstrating sound management of Ohio’s forests.

The exhibition examines the past, present, and future of Ohio’s timber resources. From near-complete removal at the beginning of the 20th century, Ohio’s forests made a comeback thanks to The Ohio State University’s many contributions to forestry research, acquisitions of forest land, and its sustainable management. Building Ohio State celebrates the 10th anniversary of the renovation of the Thompson Library with white oak (Quercus alba) harvested from Ohio’s Zaleski State Forest. The exhibition highlights sustainable forest management and its continuing role in education, sustainability, and economic development in the state of Ohio.

Navigating the PI Portal

Presenter: Angie LeMaster, CFAES Finance

Join us to learn tips on how to use the PI Portal system to manage financial aspects of a project, verify remaining balances, reconcile outstanding expenditures, monitor cost share activity, and review commitments and personnel appointments. We will also review project deadlines, uploaded documents, invoices/payments, expenditure allocation, important alerts from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and how to use the Portal to close Purchase Orders.

*This is a basic/novice course, ideal for new investigators/grant awardees.  This session was offered in October 2016.

May 16, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Wooster Campus, Fisher North

May 24, 2017 (Date changed from May 17 to May 24)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Columbus Campus, Ag Admin 205

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Please contact Pam Schlegel ( if you have any questions.

Ohio State West Campus Science and Technology Festival

The West Campus Science and Technology Festival will be held Saturday, May 20 in the courtyard of West Campus, at Carmack Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Bring the family and experience the many science labs and research centers housed on Ohio State’s West Campus. This family-friendly event will feature displays and hands-on activities highlighting research at Ohio State, as well as tours of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Lab, enCORE Solar House, Center for Automotive Research, and the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center.  COSI and the Franklin Park Conservatory will also be there to provide hands-on activities. Food trucks will be available. The event is free and open to the public.