Wednesday Wire : February 6, 2019

  1. Florida Spring Break Service Trip

    Submitted by Pamela Thomas,

    Join a group for service & sunshine in St. Petersburg, FL from March 9 - 16. Work on island restoration, removing invasive plants that overtake native species & destabilize the sediments. Transportation from Columbus by chartered bus, driver, housing and some meals included. Free time in evenings. Cost $415 due by Feb 27th. Contact Pamela Thomas at This is a MANRRS sponsored event. 

  2. Upcoming ATI Book Club discussions

    Submitted by Kathy Yoder,

    All discussions begin at noon in the ATI Library. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

    February 26, 2019

    Discussion of The Witch Elm by Tana French 


    March 28, 2019

    Discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean 


    April 23, 2019

    Discussion of The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg 

  3. Valentine's Day Specials from Floral Shoppe

    Submitted by Terry Lanker,

    Stop in the flower shop to place your Valentine's Day order today! 


  4. CFAES well-represented at National Agricultural Communication Symposium

    Submitted by Joy Rumble,

    OSU was represented on five National Agricultural Communication Symposium (NACS) paper presentations and one professional development session which included the three colleges of CFAES (Columbus, Wooster, and the Statewide Extension Campus). What’s really cool is that the undergraduate research was also featured and the undergraduate started at our Wooster campus! Three of the papers with OSU representation were award winners.

    Professional Development

    • Agricultural Communications Through Virtual Reality - Brooke Beam, The Ohio State University

    Research Papers

    • Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: Examining agricultural and environmental frames in Associated Press coverage of U.S. wildfires - Brianna Gwirtz & Annie Specht, The Ohio State University
    • Tenure-track, Land-Grant faculty’s motivation to engage in science communication - Taylor Ruth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Joy Rumble, Ohio State University; Lisa Lundy, Sebastian Galindo-Gonzalez, Hannah Carter, & Kevin Folta, University of Florida (1st place research paper)
    • A mixed-methods comparison of self-reported and conversational trust in science - Joy Rumble, Yu Lun Wu, The Ohio State University; Kelsey Tully, Kansas State University; Taylor Ruth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jason Ellis, Kansas State University; & Alexa Lamm, University of Georgia (2nd Place Research Paper)
    • Exploring the challenges and motivations of interdisciplinary agricultural center directors when communicating about science Ashley McLeod, Ricky Telg, University of Florida; & Joy Rumble, The Ohio State University (3rd Place Research Paper)
    • How consumers contrast and assimilate information about agricultural biotechnology - Taylor Ruth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Joy Rumble, The Ohio State University; Alexa Lamm, University of Georgia; Jason Ellis, Kansas State University

    Brianna Gwirtz