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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Monday, Aug. 11. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Today: Watch OSU Summer Commencement on WOSU TV

WOSU TV will broadcast Ohio State’s Summer Commencement, which featured Joseph Alutto delivering the Commencement address. Alutto spoke to an audience of some 9,000, including the summer graduates and those who came to celebrate their accomplishments. Watch all the pomp and circumstance today (8/11) at 5 p.m. on WOSU TV.  
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 Support your fellow Buckeyes and save money! WOW! Internet – Cable – Phone offers a $5-$15 monthly discount on WOW! services to current students, faculty and staff. A portion of the savings goes back to OSU for the Office of Distance Education and eLearning Grants Program. The program supports faculty/staff with funding and expertise to effectively use technology and enhance the student experience. In two years, the technologies and course designs implemented have impacted 20,000 students.
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Gaudi appointed JPL Distinguished Visiting Scientist

 B. Scott Gaudi, professor of astronomy, has accepted a two-year appointment as Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The purpose of JPL’s Distinguished Visiting Scientist Program is to bring in leading scientists from around the country who they believe will enrich their program. The appointment began Monday (8/4).
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A great smile can help you get a job or meet the love of your life. Dental Faculty Practice provides every dental specialty you may need in one location. Our dental experts are conveniently located on campus on the fourth floor of Postle Hall, 305 W.12th Ave. Make an appointment to help keep you smiling. Contact 292-1472 option 2 or Parking is free for DFP patients. CABS stop 37.
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Hutzel awarded Fulbright Specialist Grant

Karen Hutzel, associate professor in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at Ohio State, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant. Hutzel will be affiliated with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, where she will support the development of online courses and programs. Her work will include faculty training, capacity building, evaluation of online course initiatives and the development of the college’s first online master of arts education degree.
-- > Contact: Joanna Kukielka-Blaser
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Who’s Who in Black Columbus ceremony

Nearly 60 Ohio State faculty, staff and students are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the 12th edition of Who’s Who in Black Columbus. The cover unveiling ceremony took place in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union on Tuesday (7/29). Board of Trustees member Clark Kellogg wrote the foreword for this year’s publication. Pictures of the event and a full list of Ohio State honorees can be found at  

Upcoming events

Ohio State to host ScienceWriters2014

About 500 science writers from around the country will be on campus Friday (10/17)-Tuesday (10/21) to attend ScienceWriters2014, the combined annual meeting of two science writing organizations. Registration opens Friday (8/15) for the meeting, which is expected to attract writers from major broadcast networks and media outlets. The writers will attend professional development sessions and hear talks from prominent scientists – including more than a dozen from Ohio State. The writers will also tour several Ohio State research labs.
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Fisher Master of Business Operational Excellence

Through MBOE, you become an expert in creating and managing processes that drive improvements. The program combines the rigor of a degree from a top-ranked university with the industry gold standard of a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Learn more by attending an information session on Saturday (8/16).
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Big IDEAs for Health is back for FY2015

Big IDEAS for Health is an event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors to come together to foster new healthcare innovations. Judges will select three healthcare innovations to be presented at each quarterly session, and will select one concept from each session to be eligible for one year-end cash prize of $10,000. Sessions will be held on the sixth floor of Prior Hall, from 8-9:30 a.m. on the following Fridays: (8/29), (11/14), (2/20), (4/10) and (5/29). Submit your new healthcare innovation to:
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Today: Volunteer training for MingoMan Triathlon

Volunteer at the MingoMan Triathlon on Sunday (8/17) at Delaware State Park. This event benefits the Cardiac Rehabilitation Access Fund at Ohio State. Volunteers will need to arrive by 6:30 a.m. and will be finished at 9 a.m. Volunteer training will be held today (8/11) from 7-8 p.m. at the main branch of the Delaware Library. All volunteers will receive a free race t-shirt and access to the post-race food at Mingo Park in Delaware.
 -- > Contact: Annette Schwartz at 572-5834


Advertising deadline for the Thursday (8/28) issue of onCampus is approaching. Space reservations are due Wednesday (8/13) for the issue, which includes a special Buckeye Fever Section inside. For further information contact Advertising Manager John Milliken at or call 292-8421.

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