Wellness Innovation Challenge announced; early-bird registration ends March 8
Early-bird registration rates for the inaugural Building Healthy Academic Communities Summit, held April 22-23 at Ohio State, ends March 8.
Leaders and representatives from academic institutions of all sizes are invited to participate in the summit — faculty, staff, student leaders, administrators, researchers, medical centers, HR officers as well as policymakers from professional organizations and academia devoted to health and wellness. Registration for the conference is available at https://healthyacademics.org/registration.
Student/faculty teams are encouraged to enter the Wellness Innovation Challenge. Innovations are urgently needed to improve the health and wellness of faculty, staff and students in academic institutions.
Each one-hour wellness innovation track session will begin with a campus health issue. Teams will be given 30 minutes to devise an innovative solution to the challenge. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.
Register by e-mailing email@example.com as space for the number of teams who can participate in this challenge is limited. More details are provided at healthyacademics.org/wellness-innovation.
New Your Plan for Health website takes show on the road
The new Your Plan for Health online experience is now up and running, and YP4H representatives are eager to show the OSU community what the new website offers. Faculty and staff can learn how easy yp4h.osu.edu is to access and use and how to take advantage of the website’s interactive experience by attending a YP4H Road Show in March and April. The YP4H team will provide live demonstrations of the website across Ohio State. Register online and see a full schedule of all Road Show presentations at yp4h.osu.edu/news/yp4h-website-road-show.
New business cards, e-mail signatures available
University employees can order business cards with the university’s new visual identity through UniPrint’s online store and create a snazzy e-mail signature using the new e-mail signature generator. Please deplete your inventory of stationery materials before re-ordering. If you still have your original box of 250 business cards lying around, consider: Do you need new business cards or just an updated e-mail signature? Letterhead, envelopes and mailing labels will be available through UniPrint starting March 15, when the new Brand Guidelines site launches with an electronic letterhead template. Direct questions about visual identity to firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct questions about ordering to email@example.com.
Gee receives ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award
President E. Gordon Gee received the 2013 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award on March 4 during the opening plenary of ACE’s 95th annual meeting in Washington, DC. The award is bestowed annually to acknowledge the enormous role of mentors in the success of ACE Fellows Program participants. Gee was recognized for his commitment to the Fellows Program that stretches back to 1983 and his many hours spent mentoring a dozen Fellows, including a member of the 2012-13 class.
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic will hold free screenings March 28
Do you know a student who stutters who may benefit from assistance? Ohio State’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is providing free screenings on March 28. Register by March 21 by contacting 292-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus Metropolitan Library offers new digital lending service
Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new digital lending service, hoopla, allows customers to use library cards to borrow thousands of videos, audiobooks and music albums right from a smartphone, tablet or web browser. The service is designed for users of all ages and skill levels for easy navigation.
Customers will enjoy access to more than 300,000 materials through hoopla.
A feature unique to hoopla is that more than one customer can check out materials at a time, so there is no waiting for the items customers want to borrow. For further convenience, when the lending period expires, titles are automatically removed from the customer’s device, making late fees a thing of the past. CML customers will be limited to six downloads per month.
Also, hoopla is a cloud-based program that allows customers to borrow titles using one device and watch it on another — anywhere there’s an Internet connection. All customers need is a library card and an Internet connection to electronically borrow and enjoy movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music albums, accessible through any compatible device.
Animated film with Ohio State ties wins Oscar
Brave, the animated film from Pixar Animation Studios, on which several Ohio State arts and sciences alumni worked, won an Oscar for Best Animated Film on Feb. 24. Steve May, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and studied at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, is chief technology officer at Pixar and served as supervising technical director for Brave. Other alumni credited on the film include Fran Kalal (2005, BA, Design), Beth Albright (2009, MFA, Digital Animation and Visualization), Kyoung Lee (2004, MFA, Art and Technology) and Jenny Macy (2000, BFA, Fine Arts).