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Wooster Campus Updates

Submitted by Kris Boone,

Some of the wheat plots were planted in the ground last week, soybean leaves have turned yellow and fallen, the bags of forages for winter are filling up, our STAR, MCIC, and PAAR labs all have experiments in progress, including funded COVID-19 research (PAAR).  Our ATI students and graduate students are busy with classes and experiential learning.  With more than a month back on campus we have all settled into our new routines.  All of your efforts to keep you and your colleagues healthy are working.  With spikes of COVID-19 happening around the country – keep up your vigilance – mask up, wash your hands and please be safe.

Weekly COVID-19 testing is now in progress for ATI students that live at Applewood Village and random testing for graduate students.  The tracing as it stands right now is being done both by OSU as well as local Wayne County Health Department.  Those that test positive or have potentially been exposed maybe contacted.  

Fall is the best time for planting and the Secrest Arboretum’s online plant sale is in full swing.  They have a great supply of trees, shrubs and ATI grown fall mum’s. Check out their website  Fall rates for golf will begin soon at Hawks Nest Golf Course. 

“Rooted in Research” coffee along with a soup of the day are a few of the offerings of the CFAES café in Fisher North.  During this time, to keep buildings emptied out, we have set up study areas that are spaced out in Fisher for students to “zoom” into classes.  There are tents on campus, just bring a chair to enjoy working or eating outside.

Please note in Dean Kress’s email last week, there were several announcements regarding buckeye box, reposted here:

BuckeyeBox Retirement 

In June of 2021, BuckeyeBox will be retired. Over the course of the school year, the university will move to Office 365 (OneDrive, Teams) for storage and collaboration. More information will be coming that details the transition over the fall and winter. 

Ohio State is working with a company to migrate Box data via its content migration tool. Most of us collaborate on both individual and department folders. We will likely move files though a combination of automated and self-initiated activities, and the IT Service Desk will continue to be there for assistance. 

OCIO will be offering expanded training opportunities for both OneDrive and Teams in the coming months. In the meantime, the administrative resource center has posted self-help information regarding how to transition from BuckeyeBox to OneDrive

BuckeyeBox Migration and Teams + OneDrive Trainings 

The retirement of BuckeyeBox (and “U” Drive for MITS clients) in spring/summer of 2021 is going to require significant effort, and the university is planning to provide significant support. 

Training resources are available in the Administrative Resource Center: Migration to OneDrive for Business from BuckeyeBox (link is external)

OCIO are planning on hosting training sessions as follows: 

  • Using Microsoft OneDrive for Business (Register Now
    Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. 
    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m. 
  • Cloud Storage Transition and File Migration (Coming Soon) 
    Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. 
    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. 

The flu appointments are ready for faculty and staff to schedule.   All employees are REQUIRED to have an appointment in order to maintain social distancing and avoid congregating.  Important to read and follow registration details below as well as instructions when you schedule and consent.

Registration Details for flu shots:

If you would like to register for the upcoming flu shot event in Wooster, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit and click the “Schedule a Screening” button in the middle of the page.
  2. Log in with your Ohio State name.# and password.
  3. Highlight “Flu Vaccinations”. Place 10/14/20 in both date boxes.
  4. Under Locations, search for Regional Campuses 
  5. Click “Find Appointments or Classes”.
  6. Continue to schedule the appointment.  If you experience any difficulty, please contact Customer Service at 292-4700

As a reminder, retail preferred pharmacies that are in the OSU Health Plan network will vaccinate faculty, staff and their dependent family members (over 7 years of age) enrolled in a university medical plan at no charge and with no prescription.  Biometric Screenings scheduled for this date were cancelled through email to employees with appointments, due to nurse staffing shortage.  Biometrics are required as part of your personal health assessment, though due to COVID-19 do not have to be verified this year.