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News and Notes: June 25, 2020

OUR VISION: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

OUR MISSION: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

Leadership Notes

  1. I hope you have been able to take a few minutes to enjoy the sunshine and get some walks in over the last few days. These days continue to be hectic and finding ways to slow down, refuel, and breathe are more important than ever before.

  2. This is a reminder that the next interim director’s video update will be held on Tuesday, June 30 at 9am.

COVID-19 Updates

  1. Per President Drake’s email on Saturday, the travel without exemption ban will continue until December 31. I have confirmed the interpretation of this email with the CFAES COVID-19 Operations Team and CFAES Finance.  

  2. By now, you should have begun using the OSU Health Reporting Tool available through The Ohio State App and as a part of Ohio State’s program to support a safe and healthy return to campus.

College Connections

  1. In addition to her role as dean, Cathann Kress serves as a trustee with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Community Connections

  1. Nearing the end of the campaign, the camp focused Buckeye Funder received nearly $160,000 from well over 1,000 unique donors.

Programming Perspectives

  1. SNAP-Ed classes have gone online to continue healthy cooking classes.

  2. Several OSU Extension programs have been successful this summer.

  3. Myra Moss, Becky Nesbitt, and Joe Lucente will be presenting at the Ohio Township Association’s Summer Leadership Academy in early July.

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. Susan Hogan, OSU Extension educator for 4-H youth development in Franklin County, has received the National Excellence in Urban 4-H Programming Award by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

  2. Congratulations to the Ohio NACAA members who had research and/or Extension education posters accepted for presentation at the NACAA AM/PIC in September. We represent 10% of the entire poster session nationally!

  3. Gwynn Stewart, Noble County CD educator, is featured by the university.