Fisher’s VITA program helps residents file 275 tax returns
After Fisher College of Business students in the Master of Accounting program put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours at the Godman Guild and OSU Law Extension Center, 275 income tax returns were filed for Columbus residents. These returns generated $425,000 in refunds for individuals and families, an average of about $1,500 per return. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program gives students a hands-on learning experience in tax technical skills and client relationship-building while providing a public service to the community.
OSU Newark garners advertising Merit Award
Ohio State Newark’s Marketing and Public Relations office received a Merit Award in the Annual Report category of the 28th annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The Ohio State Newark Progress Report Forging One Ohio State, designed by senior graphic designer Leslie Lenzo McLaughlin, emphasized Ohio State Newark’s projects and activities in the past year considered innovative and engaging.
The Educational Advertising Awards are the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, close to 3,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Nominations being accepted for faculty ombudsman
The University Senate invites nominations and applications from tenured and emeritus faculty for the position of faculty ombudsman. The University Faculty Rule defining the responsibilities of the positions and the qualifications expected of candidates (University Rule 3335-5-45.3) can be found at senate.osu.edu/rulesbooks/facultyrules62212.pdf. The position is a 12-month, one-year (renewable) 20 percent of time appointment that will begin Sept. 1 (orientation and training in August).
Direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. A one-page letter of nomination or letter of interest along with a CV should be submitted to the same address by May 10. Interviews will be conducted in mid-June.
For more information, visit ombudsman.osu.edu.
Huntington Bank honored with Corporate Diversity Award
Huntington Bank, a firm that has immersed itself in the Fisher College of Business community as well as become a major partner to Ohio State, received Fisher’s Corporate Diversity Award. Fourteen student organizations under the umbrella of Fisher’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services presented the Diversity Awards in April.
The Individual Executive Award was presented to Aida Sabo, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion at Cardinal Health. Also at the event, the inaugural Student Perseverance Award was given to Christian Bonner, founder and president of the Fisher Business Students with Disabilities Association. The organization was founded in 2012. Bonner represented Fisher at the Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities conference last fall.
Huntington Bank has provided approximately 35 internships to Fisher students and is active in several student organizations and academic initiatives.
Project team selected for North Residential District transformation
Ohio-based Messer Construction will lead the project team that will finalize the design and move forward with construction for the renovation of the North Residential District.
Once contracts are finalized, Ohio State will work with Messer to further design and implement construction. It is anticipated that infrastructure and small, enabling project work will begin this summer. The project will be complete for use in fall semester 2016.
In total, about 3,200 new bed spaces would be added to the North Residential Area. The project also will include new dining facilities, recreation facilities and other support facilities that will directly support the university’s ground-breaking Second-year Transformational Experience Program.
Student Employment Policy changing
The Student Employment Policy is being updated effective May 6. Student employees are restricted to working 28 hours per week during academic terms in which they are enrolled and 38 hours per week during their off academic term and official school breaks. Student employees and their supervisors are responsible to monitor and ensure that hours worked stay within these limits. Student employee status may be retained for one additional academic session following either graduation or withdrawal from enrollment, at the department’s discretion.
For more information, contact Office of Human Resources Customer Service at 292-1050 or email@example.com or visit hr.osu.edu/policy/policy1010.pdf.
Arps Garage to close for renovation May 6
Arps Garage will close May 6 to undergo structural restoration, lighting upgrades and installation of a new entrance/exit onto 18th Avenue. The garage is expected to reopen in mid-August.
Alternate parking is available in Ohio Union North, Lane Avenue, Northwest, and Tuttle Park Garages. Disability parking is located in the Ramseyer Hall Lot and on 18th Avenue. For more information, visit campusparc.com/osu.