Appreciation Game, Staff Appreciation Week, and Staff Grant Communications Content

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game

In recognition of your great achievements, faculty and staff have the opportunity to cheer on the Buckeyes with fellow employees and friends Aug. 31 at noon at the Ohio State football game against Florida Atlantic University. As a reminder, faculty and staff must opt-in to enter their name by July 19 at 11:59 p.m. to have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets.
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Staff Appreciation Week July 22-26

Staff Appreciation Week activities celebrate Ohio State staff members’ contributions to the university. Activities start with the annual Staff Appreciation Ice Cream Social on the Oval in front of Bricker Hall on July 22 1-4 p.m. with a brief program around 1:30 p.m. Additional activities include a Columbus Crew SC game, Ohio State Fair discount admission, Ohio Stadium tours, Ohio State Planetarium shows, Wexner Center for the Arts tours and local restaurant and retail discounts. Share your Staff Appreciation photos using #OSUStaffWeek.
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Staff Career Development Grant Applications Accepted Until July 31

Planning your next professional development opportunity and need funding? Apply for the Staff Career Development Grant. Eligible staff can apply for a grant of up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more, and the funds can be used for professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, July 31.
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New University Social Media Policy

The university recently released a new, first ever, policy on social media. The policy, Institutional Social Media Accounts for Marketing and Communications Purposes, applies to staff, faculty, student-employees, and other individuals who create and/or maintain institutional social media accounts for university marketing or communications purposes.

All county social media sites should be reviewed for compliance. An audit, in the form of a Qualtrics survey, will be administered in the coming weeks for administrators and users who maintain sites or postings in the name of Ohio State. Examples of platforms used for marketing and communications at Ohio State include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To make sure the site you maintain is within university compliance, please review the policy at

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core Competition Now Open

The 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core competition is now open.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2020-2021 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to visit the Catalog of Awards to learn about opportunities in the field of Agriculture along with other fields.  

The application deadline for most awards is September 162019. U.S. citizenship is required. Grant lengths vary in duration; applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description. Flexible options may also be available.

2018 NEAFCS and JCEP Distinguished Service Awards

Distinguished Service Award 2019

Congratulation to 2018 NEAFCS and JCEP Distinguished Service Award recipients Melanie Hart, Greene County, and Michelle Treber, Pickaway County. The awards were presented by NEAFCS President Candace Heer (l) and Kathy Goins-Tutt (r), past president.

Dunfee to Serve on State Suicide Prevention Board 

Lorrissa DunfeeLorrissa Dunfee, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Belmont County, was selected to serve as a board member of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. She will serve a three-year term. “I wanted to be able to bring to light issues here in Belmont County related to mental health and suicide, and then see across the state how other areas are dealing with it," she said. The mission of OSPF is to act as a catalyst and steward of statewide suicide prevention efforts by supporting community-based efforts to reduce stigma, promote education and awareness about suicide prevention, and increase resources and programs to reduce the risk of lives lost to suicide. Read more at

My 2019 Calendar

Download and print your own My 2019 Calendar. The handy one page calendar highlights important Ohio State University academic dates, university holidays and other US holidays and observances. Code is also available to stay up-to-date on the go (ICAL) (HTML) for your smartphone or online calendar. A PDF of the 2019 printed calendar is available here. (2018)

Details regarding how to import/subscribe to the calendar in Outlook is available at

Healthy Living Resources: Working Through Foreclosure

Healthy Living Resources specialists Amanda Woods, Amy Meehan and Stacey Baker discuss "stress of foreclosure - where to get help, and what steps to take" with Greene County Educator Melanie Hart.

Healthy Living Resources: Dealing with Holiday Stress

Healthy Living Resources specialists Amanda Woods, Amy Meehan and Stacey Baker discuss "Stress and Your Mental Health During the Holiday Season" with Hardin County Educator Jami Dellifield.

BuckeyePass Tips and Tricks

Now that BuckeyePass, powered by Duo, is shielding access to more of your Ohio State personal information, OCIO is offering some tips and tricks for making BuckeyePass work for you. [Read more...]

Two New FCS Pull-up Display Banners

FCS has added two new 6 foot retractable pull-up display banners for attracting visitors to your booth or table at conferences or events. To reserve one of the display banners, contact Sarah Beaumont-White at

Lake County Extension Grant

Ohio State University Extension Lake County received funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation’s Generation Rx Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth grant program. “This grant will support our efforts to train dedicated school and extra-curricular youth leaders in the Health and Opiate-Abuse Prevention Education (HOPE) curriculum and building youth protective factors as a prevention effort in medication and opiate misuse that often leads to heroin use,” said Sandra Allison, OSU Extension educator. Read more...