Annual Meeting Re-Cap

Thank you everyone who attended the Wooster Campus Staff Council Annual Meeting. We had approximately 215 in-person attendees, and about a dozen on zoom.

We want to share the few slides presented (PDFslides_2024 CFAES-WCSC-Annual Meeting), and more importantly, the link to the video message that Dr. Tracy Kitchel, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty & Staff Affairs recorded. This video contains very relevant information to all Ohio State employees. Please watch the video and share with your colleagues!

Remember to join us Wednesday April 3 at 11:30 for our inaugural “4 Dubs” walk! We will meet at the Wooster Science Building Sculpture.  Wooster Weekly Wellness Walks will take just 15-20 minutes and occur weekly on Wednesdays through the spring, weather permitting.

Thank you to Jeanne Semilia for these lovely photos from the Annual Meeting!


Join Us for the Wooster Staff Council Annual Meeting & Chili Luncheon

Wooster Staff Council Annual Meeting & Chili Luncheon on March 7, 2024, 11:30am-12:30pm at the Secrest Welcome Center

Lunch begins at 11:30am | Panel & zoom connection begin at 12pm

Enjoy a FREE LUNCH and hear important updates from CFAES Wooster Staff Council and Wooster/ATI/Operations Leadership. Panel includes CFAES Associate Dean of Operations Graham Cochran, Associate Dean & Wooster Campus Director Andy Michel, Assistant Dean and ATI Director Kris Boone, and recorded message from Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Tracy Kitchel.

Send questions about the Wooster campus or CFAES overall to Erin Select questions will be presented anonymously to the panel.

ZOOM LINK for those who cannot attend in-person:

We are hoping to reach as many as possible. Though this is technically a CFAES Wooster staff council event we want to invite everyone who happens to be in Wayne county on March 7 – we are just requiring an ID, with OSU or USDA.

All-Staff Wellness Program with Ohio State’s New President, Ted Carter.

CFAES Wooster Staff Council and Buckeye Wellness Innovators are inviting all faculty, staff, and graduate students to the All-Staff Wellness Program with OSU’s new President, Ted Carter.

Join us in the Wooster Science Building Room 175, Thursday, January 25, 2024 as we participate virtually in the event.

Snacks will be provided.

Event Schedule

9:00 am- Welcome by President Walter “Ted” Carter Jr.
9:10 am- Meditation and Gentle Stretching. All fitness levels welcome.
9:30 am- Remarks by Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, Chief Wellness Officer

Please mark your calendar and join us for this event!

Nominate your fellow colleagues for CFAES Faculty & Staff Awards

Nominations for 2023-2024 CFAES faculty and staff awards are due November 30, 2023.
Being nominated can bring positive impacts to co-workers and supervisees, even if they don’t win. Criteria and nomination requirements for all awards, past recipients, and the link to submit nominations can be found at
Awards specific to Staff are listed below. These awards are decided by the CFAES Staff Advisory Council.

Join us for a free hot beverage to celebrate Fall!

Wooster Campus Free Fall Beverage Bar*

The theme of this gathering is re-using and recycling. Please bring your own mug, or choose one of the mugs available, for your free hot beverage! Then mingle with your colleagues and enjoy a brief recycling demonstration from Wooster Custodial Supervisor, Sarah Everhart.

ALL ARE WELCOME | No registration needed!

*Hot chocolate, cider, tea, coffee. No alcoholic beverages.

Join Us for Fun Fest 2023!

Wooster Campus Staff Council Fun Fest on Friday, July 21st, 11am-1pm on the east side of Shisler.

Free Wheelin Pizzeria will be serving up custom wood-fired personal pizzas and we will provide beverages, snacks & ice cream!
Vegetarian & vegan pizza available; salads provided as a gluten-free option, contact to reserve a salad.

Discounts in Downtown Wooster for Ohio State students and employees

Many establishments in Historic Downtown Wooster offer discounts to Ohio State students and staff.

Each vendor determines the discount and to whom it applies. Full list of dining and shopping discounts:

Choose the type of vendor from top navigation bar, scroll over each vendor to view the discount offered. Some vendors specify students, while others include faculty and staff also. Mainstreet Wooster Inc. manages this site and is responsible for the content.

Paws & Pumpkins!

Wooster Staff Council Presents: Paws & Pumpkins

Free Autumn Festival to benefit the Wayne County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

Saturday, October 29, 2022. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Secrest Welcome & Education Center, CFAES Wooster Campus, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

Lunch included, Activities for everyone: Dog Adoptions, Pumpkin Decorating, Costume Contest, Crafts, Treats and more. Donations to the Dog Adoption Center are Appreciated

Paws and Pumpkins 2022 Flyer-10112022


2022-2023 CFAES Award Nominations

The nomination window for the 2022-2023 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences faculty and staff awards is now open. Nominations are due by November 30, 2022. Criteria, nomination requirements, and selection details for all awards can be found in the 2022-2023 CFAES Awards Grid. Additional details about awards from the Office of Research and Graduate Education can be found here.
Wooster Staff Council Representatives are able to assist with gathering information for award submission packets!

Click Here to Nominate!

CFAES Award Criteria Grid