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Wednesday Wire: February 17, 2021

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Awards and Recognition

  1. Nominations are now open for the 2021 CFAES Spirit of the Land-Grant Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who supports, exemplifies or creates opportunities that embody the land grant mission.


  1. Please remind students who are anticipating a transition to Columbus to meet with Cate Hunko the Transition Counselor. For more information about the transition process Cate is holding Transition Q & A's every Thursday in February from 5-6:00 pm.

  2. President Kristina M. Johnson will share her first State of the University Address on Thursday, Feb. 18, during the University Senate meeting that starts at 4 p.m.

HR News

  1. The Instructional Development Specialist position has been posted! If you know of any candidates, please encourage them to apply via this link: 


  1. If you missed the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Celebration speakers, you can view a recording.

  2. The Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences requests research proposals for on-farm research by teams of Ohio State researchers and Ohio farmers.  Grants are available annually through the Paul C. and Edna H.

  3. On Thursday (Feb. 18) this week — and a number of subsequent dates throughout the spring semester — Microsoft instructors will share information about how to use Teams and OneDrive effectively. To learn more, see the "

  4. Ohio State and COSI are seeking virtual exhibitors for the COSI Science Festival, which will be held virtually this year May 5-8 and will culminate on May 8 with a virtual Big Science Celebration. Ohio State organizations that are interested in participating have several ways to express their

  5. The CFAES Wooster Homecoming Committee is now accepting applications for Homecoming Court 2021! Court members are chosen based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Ohio State ATI.


  1. Videos of "Restoring Faith in American Democracy" and the previous four events in the 

  2. More than 4,000 students at Ohio State have disclosed a disability. Yet surveys of the Columbus campus reveal that students with disabilities continue to report a lower sense of belonging and acceptance than students without disabilities. We must do better.

  3. We are writing to invite you to participate in a research study on implicit bias in student evaluations of instructions (SEI) at OSU during the Spring 2021 semester. All undergraduate instructors in Arts and Sciences and CFAES are eligible to participate, and Dr. Moore has graciously provided

  4. Focus on the First Year Virtual Series has shared the materials from their most recent seminar called “Inclusive Online Teaching” which explores all the various ways large and small to help your students feel included, welcomed, and seen in your virtual classroom.