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Wednesday Wire: March 25, 2020

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HR Info

  1. Ohio State has implemented a temporary hiring pause to assess impacts due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. The temporary pause applies to most faculty, staff and student positions with exceptions noted below. The hiring pause aligns with recent actions taken by the state of Ohio and follows


  1. Ohio State has implemented new controls on cash reserves and restrictions on procurement spending as financially prudent steps in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  2. The Enterprise Project Executive Sponsors have made the difficult decision to extend the initial Workday releases by six months. We have instructed the project’s senior leadership team to immediately begin developing a plan to accommodate new deployment dates in December 2020 and January 2021.

Sunshine News

  1. We extend our sympathies to Peggy Lindsey and her family on the death of her father-in-law, Lt. Col. Nevin L. Lantry, USAF (Ret), of Melbourne, FL. Peggy is a faculty member in the Arts, Sciences, and Business Division.


  1. Program Excel AM’s can help students stay current with changing information and deadlines, navigate their course requirements, practice using technology for online courses, and trouble-shoot much more. To see which students should be working with Program Excel, go to the Program Excel Student


  1. Here is a short video I created on how to create a question bank, copy existing questions into a question bank and also have to add questions to a quiz. Please contact me if you need help.

  2. If you would like to include a fun and creative activity into your course think about doing a video assignment. If you are interested in something like this, let me know and I can send you my rubric and instructions on how students can create videos.