News and Notes: September 17, 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. I have always enjoyed September and the promise of fall – with the crisp evening air, fire pits, and football. I know this fall still seems very different to us all than in years past.

COVID-19 Updates

  1. Today is the last day to submit requests for medical, religious, and personal reasons for exemption from the vaccine mandate. There is no indication that this deadline will be extended.

  2. The university shares updates regularly; and everyone is encouraged to check the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website often. There are extensive FAQs associated with the vaccination requirement and the exemption process.

College Connections

  1. The Office for Research and Graduate Education will once again be offering an opportunity for CFAES faculty to visit federal funding agencies next spring.

Programming Perspectives

  1. To make it easier for you to participate in the annual OSU Extension Urban Summit, the event will now be held via Zoom from 10am-12pm on October 1.

  2. Extension Today is a pilot project and new partnership of NBC4 WCMH-TV, OSU Extension, and CFAES.

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. There are several award opportunities open to Ohio JCEP members each year.

  2. The Office of Outreach and Engagement is offering two new grants for university staff.

  3. The staff professional development awards provided by the CFAES Staff Advisory Council are to help supplement the costs associated with travel and fees for professional development opportunities.

  4. The CFAES Awards web page includes information about each award and criteria, a link to the Qualtrics nomination portal, and a link for additional nomination information for the Office of Research and Graduate Education awards.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. Effective September 2021, OSU Extension is tweaking how we apply the university brand to our OSU Extension identity. This is officially a secondary signature under The Ohio State University.

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. Congratulations to a couple of Ohio JCEP (Joint Council of Extension Professionals) members who were recently selected to receive a professional development award.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. The Ohio JCEP Scholarship, Grants, and Recognition Committee has remaining funds for first-timer awards to be used for an Extension national conference.

  2. The OSU Leadership Center provides leadership-centered education and research to individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Health and Wellness

  1. The Office of the Chief Wellness Officer is pleased to announce registration is open for Rejuvenate and Renew: Part V of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series.