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News and Notes: May 27, 2021

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. Memorial Day graphic

    I hope you are looking forward to a well-deserved long holiday weekend. It’s been a pleasure watching all of the new growth outside and having some more predictability about sunshine in Ohio.

  2. TODAY! Feel free to bring your questions and comments. This is a very casual atmosphere, and everyone benefits by others’ questions. 

COVID-19 Updates

  1. As we prepare our fuller return to the Extension office, we would like to understand how we can best support you during the transition and beyond.

  2. Dean Cathann Kress shared a message to the CFAES-all listserv on Wednesday, May 19 about the latest Ohio State adjustments to several important COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please refer to that message for additional information.

  3. Note: These will be updated and incorporated with previous FAQs on the Extension website in the near future.

Campus Connections/Partnerships

  1. Nominations are being sought for future editions of the Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program. This program brings eminent authorities to Ohio State to address topics related to the Discovery Themes and to engage students, faculty, staff and members of the community in thoughtful

  2. Patterson Lecture brings to campus annually a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. The lecture challenges the university and community audience to continue to use their knowledge and resources and work together to

Community Connections

  1. The 4-H Camp Buckeye Funder campaign will run May 24 to June 24. This is a fundraiser for all of our Ohio 4-H camp affiliates.

Programming Perspectives

  1. Greg Davis, associate chair, Department of Extension shared information on May 14 regarding Vita Requirements. The Learning and Organizational Development team will be available every day this week from noon-1pm to answer questions about this message.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. Promoting the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is Ohio State's top priority and a responsibility we all share. To advance this priority, the university requires all employees to complete sexual misconduct prevention education annually.

  2. Registration for the Summer Program in Population Health is open through August 31. All courses will be delivered in a self-paced format. Access to courses begins on June 21, and participants will have until October 29, 2021 to complete the courses and request continuing education credits.