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Wednesday Wire: September 26, 2018

There will be no Wednesday Wire publication on October 3. Publication will resume on October 10.

  1. Annual Homecoming Dodgeball Tournament

    Tuesday, October 2nd - 8:00-10:00 PM 
    Team sign-up can be sent to Robert Selvey (selvey.9) via email by 11:59 PM Monday, October 1st. Teams of 6-10 players encouraged. Can't find a team? Come be a drop-in player and get to know your fellow students, faculty, and staff members! Don't want to play? Come by and support your fellow Buckeyes! 
    More homecoming events can be found at

  2. Financial Wellness Series

    Submitted by Robin Frazier,

    Presented by Joel J Seckel, CFP®, ChFC | Financial Advisor | VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. 
    Light Lunch will be provided. Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. /RSVP to 
       Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - VALIC Retirement Pathfinder 
       *Can I retire when I planned? 
       *Am I saving enough to achieve my retirement goals? 
       *Am I in danger of outliving or depleting my retirement savings? 
       *How is the COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) freeze/reduction on my pension benefits impacted by inflation? 
    Joel will be demonstrating VALIC’s new Retirement Pathfinder tool that can provide OSU employees real time answers to these questions. Retirement Pathfinder quickly and graphically models retirement scenarios to provide engaging new insight on your retirement plan. 
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – Social Security and Your Retirement – Social Security is an important element in retirement planning. This program explores the cost of retirement, as well as options for claiming and maximizing Social Security benefits and how to bridge possible income gaps. 
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Conquering Student Loan Debt – Education is essential to remain competitive, but it can be very expensive, and often financed through some form of borrowing. That debt could become a huge financial liability, even many years after graduation. This program discusses strategies that can assist, lessen or even eliminate student loan debt. 

  3. Inclusive Excellence Trainings 

    Submitted by Robin Frazier,

    CFAES will be hosting a series of Inclusive Excellence Trainings in the coming months. This is the required training for everyone that serves on a Search Committee. Please sign up using the following link: 

  4.  SK 125A Conference Room back in use 

    Submitted by Jeanne Osborne,

    The SK 125A Conference Room, which was out of use due to iPad deployment is now available for scheduling thanks to Jeff Strouse's efforts. Scheduling for smaller meetings in that conference room can now be managed as before through Gloria Wirt. 
    Thanks to all for their patience and flexibility as we worked through the beginning of the semester. 

  5. Announcements from the eTeam

    Submitted by Deana Namuth-Covert, 

    CFAES Community – 
    The eTeam has a few announcements to pass along. 
       1. Our first Lunch and Learn session on how to use the Noteability and Explain Everything Apps on iPads was recorded: 
       a. Recording at: 
       b. Qualtrics feedback survey at: 
       2. We have created a CFAES Canvas Instructors Community in a separate “public facing” instance of Canvas that CFAES and the College of Public Health are piloting for providing online outreach and extension courses without the constraint of needing .osu accounts. In this specific community area we have put the recordings of the Lunch and Learn Series and the list of future sessions, as well as other helpful canvas documents. 
       a. To join the CFAES Canvas Instructors Community, please follow these instructions. 
       i. First, visit this link: 
       ii. Then you will be asked to enter your email address and select whether you are an existing CFAES Canvas member, or a new member. 
       1. New members will be prompted to continue creating an account with CFAES Canvas. 
       2. Existing CFAES Canvas members will be prompted to login with their password. 
       a. Existing CFAES Canvas members who have lost their password can use the "forgot password" option to reset their password. 
       iii. Once enrolled in the CFAES Canvas Instructors Community, click on the "Modules" tab to find the Lunch and Learn recordings. 
       b. Please bookmark to login to the community in the future. 
       3. Next Lunch and Learn Session: 
       Mon, Oct 8: iPads – Apple Teacher Course - Margo Freed, Application Developer Assoc, Systems Developer/Engineer, FAES IT and Bud Witney, Appl Developer-Intermediate, Systems Developer/Engineer, FAES IT 
       Want to learn how to use Apple Devices for classroom usage and utilization? We will give a broad overview of Apple's self-paced program for teaching professionals, explore the learning resources, and give users the opportunity to try it out. Attendees will be introduced to the Apple Teacher Learning Center(ATLC) and the Apple Teacher Starter Guides. The ATLC includes various topics from basic iPad usage to intermediate courses such as Swift Training for app development. 
       Earn Badges and an official Apple Teacher logo to share your achievement with the world. 
       Join Us Live at: 
       Also classrooms on both Wooster and Columbus campuses will be available and those locations will be posted once final arrangements are made. 
       If you have any questions or ideas for future trainings, email Deana Namuth-Covert at