CFAES SAC Award Nominations Due by Oct. 18

Your input is needed. 

Do you have a coworker that provides outstanding service to others, promotes the College’s mission We Sustain Life and goes above and beyond in enhancing work-life for all? Then consider nominating them for one of CFAES Staff Advisory Council's annual staff recognition awards! CFAES SAC has four awards available including the Shirley Brooks-Jones Citizenship Award, Key Values Award, Innovation Award and the Special Recognition Award. Visit the CFAES SAC website for more information.

All nominations must be submitted by October 18 to the Staff Advisory Council Awards Committee, c/o Joy Bauman (, CFAES Center for Cooperatives, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, OH 45611.

Oct. 15 Provost Discovery Themes Lecture

Don’t miss the livestream of the Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecture by Eli Pariser starting at 6 p.m. on October 15. Pariser is the Omidyar Fellow at New America and author of The Filter Bubble, in which he introduced a new phrase into the lexicon. During this talk, Pariser will re-introduce his original thesis, discuss what's changed since he first wrote the book, and most importantly describe the growing toolset of ideas and interventions that are working to bring people back into contact with each other and with reality.

Watch the livestream starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 at

For more information on Pariser and the lecture visit


2020 Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review Ohio State sponsored health plans, flexible spending accounts and dependent life insurance for the coming year. It runs from November 1-14. Everything you need to know for your 2020 benefits year is at

Great Lakes Apple Crunch

October is Farm to School Month

It is officially National Farm to School Month and the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is October 10 at Noon.

The Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is a fun activity that encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the region. It’s also a fun way to connect food and agriculture to classroom curricula – from science to art and more!

Join Ohio in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 10. Although we aim for a simultaneous Crunch at NOON, it's important that everyone get a chance to Crunch, so we welcome you to Crunch any day or time in October that works for you!

Participants of all ages and at all different sites are encouraged to Crunch!

For more information about the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch and to register for free, visit the Apple Crunch website and click on “OHIO”. Immediately after registering, you will receive the 2019 Apple Crunch Guide filled with tips on where to buy local apples, apple based activities and recipes for the classroom. Every Crunch is unique and can include apple-based games and activities or it can be as simple as tasting a few varieties of local apples.

If you have questions, please contact Farm to School Program Assistant, Haley Plahuta,

Bucks for Charity Needs your Donation

Bucks for Charity runs now through November 1. It is is an important way The Ohio State University gives back to the central Ohio community. Annually, Ohio State faculty, staff and retirees can donate to one or more local nonprofit organizations through the fundraising campaign. Make your pledge today!

Buckeye Biography: Enroll in free online course about Ohio State's 150-year history

You may never learn how to properly pronounce "sesquicentennial," the word for 150th anniversary, which Ohio State University is celebrating this school year. But you can learn about the years of history that led to it - thanks to a new, free online course from Ohio State.

The online Buckeye Biography course is non-credit bearing and is open to the public, with rolling registration throughout the 2019-'20 school year. The course includes nine topic areas or modules. For each, Ohio State history professor David Staley and university archivist Tamar Chute tried to consider assumptions made about the university that might not be true, or that may hold a longer story.

Sesquicentennial Edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine

In honor of our sesquicentennial, the Alumni Association and Sesquicentennial Office worked in collaboration to produce a commemorative sesquicentennial edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine. This special edition was produced for all Buckeyes to share with stories focusing on our past, present and future and is being sent to students, faculty and staff, alumni, and donors across the world.
As a faculty or staff member at the university we wanted to let you know you should be receiving this magazine through Campus Mail in the next few weeks. If you do not receive the magazine by mid-September please reach out to the Sesquicentennial Office at We hope you enjoy the great stories featured in this magazine, including some on the exciting work all of you are doing, and are ready for an exciting academic year as we celebrate 150 years together. Please visit for more details on the celebration.

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

Dunfee Serving on State Suicide Prevention Board 

Lorrissa DunfeeLorrissa Dunfee, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Belmont County, is serving as a board member of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. Her term is three-years. “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