Faculty and Staff Night at the Columbus Museum of Art

The Ohio State University Office of Residence Life and Ohio Union Activities Board invite students, faculty and staff to join us on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, for our annual Signature Event at the Columbus Museum of Art. Attendees will be able to explore each of the galleries showcasing pieces from a variety of artistic styles as well as a special exhibit: I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100. Visitors can also enjoy a lecture from expert and TEDxColumbus veteran, Cindy Foley on “Teaching Art or Teaching to Think Like an Artist?”. A continuous shuttle from campus will provide transportation for the duration of the event and light refreshments will be served in the Pavilion room.


Teaching art or teaching to think like an artist?

Environmental Film Series

The School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Office of Energy and Environment are hosting the Environmental Film Series. Each film is screened at 7 p.m. in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & Chemistry Room 130 (Columbus).

Tonight, the Environmental Film Series continues in 130 CBEC with Toxic Puzzle. Featuring Ohio’s own Lake Erie and Grand Lake, and sites worldwide, this 2018 Harrison Ford-narrated film connects ALS and other diseases to the toxins often released from nutrient runoff-driven Harmful Algal Blooms such as those shutting down the Toledo water supply in 2014. Discussion led by Adam Quick, MD, OSU Wexner Medical Center, ALS neurologist and Teresa Long, MD, retired Columbus Health Commissioner now with OSU College of Public Health.

Click here for further details on tonight’s screening as well as the upcoming films in the series.

Thanksgiving Turkey Sale

Orders are being taken now through Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. for the 68th annual Poultry Science Club Turkey Sale. The locally grown turkeys from Bowman & Landes Turkeys Inc. are free range, vegetable fed and raised without antibiotics.

Call Joan Jerauld at 614-292-6564 or email to place an order.

2018 Order Form

Pick up your turkey order on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 1-7 p.m. or Wednesday, Nov. 20 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bucks for Charity Final Week – Halloween Social Hour Oct. 30

We’re in the final week of the 2018 Bucks for Charity campaign and so close to reaching our goal.  Take a moment today to make your personal pledge to your favorite central Ohio charity.  Pledge here!  Every buck really does count!

Not sure which campaign to give to?  Join us tomorrow, Oct. 30, 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Agricultural Administration Building Auditorium for the CFAES Bucks for Charity Halloween Social Hour and make a one-time cash or check donation.  There will be tons of trick or treat fun with sweet treats, snacks, and raffle prizes!  Wear your best (work appropriate) costume for an extra chance to win prizes.  All proceeds will go to Bucks for Charity.

Thanks to our CFAES Leadership Picture Match Game participants. Congratulations to our raffle winners:  Dave Davisson, Kathy Lechman, Emily Steiner, Shirley Lin, and Chip Tuson.

For those wondering which picture belongs to whom, the wait is over!  Thanks again to the 13 volunteers who submitted photos in support of the campaign.

Go Bucks and Go Bucks for Charity!

AEDE Chair Candidate Seminars

The search committee for the chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics announced the dates and times for the candidate seminars. They are:

Oct. 31    Dr. Gerald Shively
Nov. 5     Dr. Terry Hurley
Nov. 27   Dr. Sandra Hoffmann

All three seminars will be in Ag Admin 250A and will be from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Craig Gundersen, also a candidate, had his seminar last week.

Click here for more information about the position.

Bucks for Charity – Final Two Weeks to Give

Today marks the start of the final two weeks of the 2018 Bucks for Charity campaign.  In four short weeks we have managed to raise $13,513.10, which is more than half of our goal!  As we enter the final stretch of this years’ campaign it is important to dig deep and support our local central Ohio community.  Make your pledge today by visiting https://bucksforcharity.osu.edu!

Thanks to everyone that has donated and participated in the Leadership Picture Match Game.  Also, a huge thanks to the volunteers who submitted the adorable photos.  Be sure to make your pledge and submit your matches today to be entered to win one of the five great prizes!  Winners will be contacted via email later this week and the big reveal of the picture matches will be included in next week’s CFAES Weekly Digest post.

As a reminder, the CFAES Bucks for Charity Halloween Social Hour will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Agricultural Administration Building Auditorium.  For a small suggested donation of $5, join the CFAES Bucks for Charity Coordinators for an afternoon of Trick or Treat fun.  Participants will be entered to win one of 10 great prizes.  Wear your best (work appropriate) costume for an additional entry for raffle prizes.  All proceeds will go to Bucks for Charity.

Go Bucks and Go Bucks for Charity!

Snow Blower Clinic

It’s hard to believe but winter is right around the corner! Before you know it, it will be time to get your snow blower out to clear your driveways and sidewalks! Although, we hope winter holds off for a while, it is time to get your snow blower tuned up and ready to go for the upcoming winter season, so you can be prepared to stay ahead of the snow fall.

Agricultural Systems Management Club is holding its first-ever Snow Blower Clinic to provide preventative maintenance to get your snowblower ready to go for the snow. Services Include:

  • Oil change
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Flushing fuel system
  • Tightening any loose bolts

Snow blowers must be in running condition to be serviced. We will not be providing any additional services at this clinic. If your snow blower needs additional maintenance, we will refer you to a local repair business. We will not accept any 2-stroke snow blowers. Only 4-stroke snow blowers will be accepted.

Cost: $40/snow blower. Cash only please. Credit cards will NOT be accepted.

590 Woody Hayes Drive Agricultural Engineering Building Courtyard
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23
Times: 7 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.

590 Woody Hayes Drive Agricultural Engineering Building Courtyard
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25-26
Times: 7 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.

For more information and any questions, please contact: Ross Schroeder or Jacob Lesch


Associate Dean’s Coffee Hour

Greetings! Based on feedback, there will be more opportunities for graduate students and post-docs to chat informally with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. We highly encourage you to attend, as this is a great opportunity to ask questions, give suggestions, or hear updates about research and graduate education at the college.

The first of these events will be on Oct. 24 from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. in the Yenne Room, Shisler Center (Wooster). Coffee and cookies will be provided.

Stay tuned for more information about additional opportunities.

Murder Mystery and Costume Ball

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40.00 per person
Includes dinner and show
Cash bar
Prizes for best costume

Employees must RSVP to the Shisler Conference Center at 330-263-5500 prior to the event.

Dinner Menu

Passed Upon Arrival
Mummy Meatball Slider
Deviled Egg Eyeballs

Plated Salad
Apple Cheddar Harvest Salad

Dinner Buffet
Pot Roast with Harvest Veggies
Apple Cornbread Stuffed Pork Loin
Garlic Gruyere Mashed Potatoes
Honey Glazed Green Beans

Dessert Platter
Oreo Bars
Lemon Bars

Mobility Week

Ohio State Mobility Week, Oct. 15-19, is an effort to educate, engage, and empower the campus community around the current options and future of mobility on campus and beyond. The week provides several opportunities to engage with mobility providers, educate yourself through panels, and experience electric vehicles from the driver’s seat.

Ohio State is the primary research partner of Smart Columbus, an initiative resulting from the city’s win of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. Columbus received $50 million in grants to transform mobility in central Ohio. A team of representatives from Ohio State’s Corporate Engagement Office, Center for Automotive Research, Transportation and Traffic Management, Smart Campus student group and several community partners are involved in planning Mobility Week activities.

Click here to learn more about Mobility Week and the planned activities.

Bucks for Charity – Leadership Baby Photo Matching Game, Halloween Costume Social and Raffles, Oh My!

The 2018 Bucks for Charity Campaign is in full swing! Our college is making a big difference in our central Ohio community by making meaningful donations to local charities.  To date we have raised $9,552 with 6.33 percent participation. Our goal is $23,703.68 with 13 percent participation. With your help, we can reach our goal by Nov. 2!

Thank you to our latest raffle prize winners!

  •  Cheryl Buck, Extension Admin
  • Larry Heckendorn, SENR
  • Dennis Hull, FABE
  • Karen Mancl, FABE
  • Kathy Yoder, ATI

Choose from one or more of the nearly 250 local organizations that need our help, and make your pledge today!

You can get involved with Bucks for Charity and enter to win prizes through the following activities:

CFAES Leadership Picture Match Game
Make your ePledge donation and submit your matches to Brandi Gilbert-Hammett or Alan James by Oct. 22 to win one of 5 awesome prizes.

CFAES Leadership Baby Picture Match Game

CFAES Bucks for Charity Halloween Costume Social Hour
Join the CFAES Bucks for Charity Coordinators for an afternoon of Halloween Fun and Treats!  Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m., stop by the Agricultural Administration Building Auditorium for a fun Halloween Costume Party.  For a small suggested donation of $5, join us for an afternoon break filled with sweet treats and Halloween fun. Participants will be entered to win one of 10 great prizes. Wear your best (work appropriate) costume for an additional entry for raffle prizes.  More details to follow!

Go Bucks and Go Bucks for Charity!

World Food Day – Oct. 16

Join Ohio State on Oct. 16, World Food Day, to raise awareness for food security challenges in our community, and utilizing the libraries as one of the resources that people can draw upon in seeking solutions.  World Food Day is an international effort coordinated by the United Nations to raise awareness about food and hunger issues.