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Wednesday Wire: March 4, 2020

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Awards and Recognition

  1. David Payne was one of two students to receive the 2020 Turfgrass Science Student of the Year Award. He accepted the award at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation’s Spring Into 2020 event. Congratulations, David!

  2. Dave Richards '81 (Associate of Science in Nursery Management) was recently honored as a recipient of a CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award. Dave is a strong supporter of Ohio State ATI and has been an instructor in horticulture at Auburn Career Center in Painesville, Ohio, for over 20 years.


  1. Buckeyes, their families, and friends have exclusive park access from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join us for special Ohio State t-shirt giveaways, performances, and autographs throughout the park! Order tickets by April 12 and get a free Coca-Cola drink wristband good for unlimited beverages

HR News

  1. As a reminder, all faculty, staff and student employees must complete "Report = Support!," which has been assigned through BuckeyeLearn, to help identify and prevent sexual misconduct and provide access to support services and resources. Merit-eligible employees who do not complete the training


  1. The business office has posted a Fiscal Associate position – the position will be posted until Sunday, March 8, 2020. In preparation for Workday we are performing the annual Asset review earlier this year. Also related to Workday, please submit travel requests for summer travel ASAP. 

  2.  The ATI Horticulture Division is seeking student workers to assist in the ATI Learning Gardens this spring and summer. Ideal applicants will enjoy working outdoors with plants, be willing to work with others as part of a team, and love getting their hands dirty.

  3. Even for those who work outside of housing, your level of involvement in the lives of residential students (and all students) matters. More than ever, students are willing to completely give up when a problem arises. We need good partners to echo positive, encouraging messaging while providing

Note of Thanks

  1. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the wonderful, informative trip to the temple and the Indian restaurant. I really enjoyed the trip and the chance to interact with students, faculty from other divisions and staff that I don’t get to talk to often.


  1. The Columbus State Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) is an annual summer conference planned by the CSCC Instructional Success Committee (ISC) that provides a forum where college educators from Central Ohio and beyond can share and compare best teaching practices. College teachers from every