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Wednesday Wire: November 25, 2020

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  1. The process is a little different, but you can still shop for poinsettias and holiday decor! Please note: There is a limited number of time slots for shopping in the floral lab, so sign up NOW before the sale is promoted to the public! Sign up at go.osu.

  2. The Retention Task Force is presenting a panel discussion of best practices to improve student experience during the COVID environment.

New Hires/Exits

  1. Valerie Childress has informed me that she has taken an instructional designer position in Columbus where she will be working with both the College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Public Health. Her last day with us is December 4, 2020. 


  1. The Accelerator Awards pre-proposals are due December 7. The program aims to generate the proof needed to advance Ohio State technologies to the point they are ready to be licensed by an Ohio-based startup company or are determined to be unfeasible for commercialization.

Recognition and Celebrations

  1. Dave Drake has announced his retirement from The Ohio State University CFAES Wooster Campus. During his tenure, Dave has served in the Grounds Department, The Fisher Conference Center, Facilities Management, and in the CFAES Safety Office.

  2. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the news that Kathy Bielek, Program Assistant is retiring from The Ohio State University. Kathy has supported our college in the OFFER and AMP interdisciplinary programs and Wooster Campus Research Operations.

  3. Congrats to Terry Lanker on the publication of her newest book, FLOWER ARRANGING: A Step-by-step Guide to Today’s Modern Wedding Business!

  4. Time is running out! Recognize outstanding faculty and staff today! Ohio State ATI values excellence. The following awards will be presented at the Annual Recognition Program. More information to come about the virtual recognition program.

Sunshine News

  1. Please keep Kelly Low in your thoughts as her father, Ronald C. Shidler, passed away over the weekend.