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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, Oct. 10. OSUToday is published daily Monday-Friday. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Rising young New York jazz pianist Jason Lindner brings his trio to the Wexner Center Performance Space Friday (10/19) in a cabaret-style show with table seating and a cash bar. Lindner’s rhythms rub against chiming chords in a rich interplay that blurs the edges between jazz, world music, and chamber music. Get your tickets now. Read more >

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RESEARCHERS FIND EVIDENCE OF WARMING CLIMATE IN OHIO

Summer nights in Ohio aren't cooling off as much as they used to - it's likely a sign of climatic warming across the state, researchers say. Jeffrey Rogers, OSU professor of geography led the new study, which found that average summer nighttime low temperatures in Ohio have risen by about 1.7 degrees Celsius (about 3 degrees Fahrenheit) since the 1960s. The change is due to the heat and humidity - coupled with increased cloudiness at night. Contact: 292-0148 or rogers.21@osu.edu
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The Central Ohio Professional Education Council is hosting free programs designed for those considering their health care and pension options through STRS, PERS or SERS. Retirement Income Planning workshops include Thursday (10/11) at the Fawcett Center and Tuesday (10/16) at the Hilliard Library. Estate Planning workshops include Wednesday (10/17) at Graves Hall and Thursday (10/18) at the Fawcett Center. Health Insurance workshops are Wednesday (10/24) at Graves Hall and Thursday (10/25) at the Fawcett Center. Times, additional dates, and registration are available online at www.thecopecnetwork.org.


COLLOQUIUM ON ETHICAL LEADERSHIP BEGINS OCT. 12

The Office of Enrollment Services and Undergraduate Education opens its yearlong Colloquium on Ethical Leadership at 11:30 a.m. Friday (10/12) in 102 Kuhn. George Agich, director of the BGeXperience Program and professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University and George Khushf, associate professor of philosophy at the Center for Bioethics at the University of South Carolina, will discuss bioethics and ethics in technology at the Honors Collegium Friday Forum. The complete Colloquium on Ethical Leadership schedule is available online. Contact: ward.233@osu.edu


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ENROLL IN 2008 BENEFITS UNTIL OCT. 19. Open Enrollment for 2008 benefits is from Monday (10/1)-Friday (10/19). All benefit-eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to review the new medical plan options for 2008 and complete their enrollment during this once-a-year opportunity. For more information or to attend an Open Enrollment forum, visit hr.osu.edu/oe. Remember, it’s your health and your choice. Read more >


REGISTER FOR UNIVERSITY’S TEXT MESSAGE ALERT SYSTEM

Ohio State has a number of ways to communicate with faculty, staff, students and parents in the event of an urgent situation. Faculty, staff, students and parents are reminded to register their cell phone numbers with the OSU Department of Public Safety for the university’s new text message alert system designed to keep the public informed of potential emergencies. Register online. WOSU 820 AM is the primary method of communicating information about OSU during an emergency, in conjunction with OSU Today, the OSU Web site, and local media outlets. Read more >


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NATIONAL WORK AND FAMILY MONTH. Richard Hadden will deliver the National Work and Family Month Keynote Address: “Take This Job and Love It,” from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday (10/22) at the Longaberger Alumni House. We hope that you are able to attend this exciting keynote address, but if not you can watch it live on streaming video at: streaming.osu.edu/live1.htm. The Women’s Place and Human Resources are sponsoring the keynote address. View the complete event schedule online at hr.osu.edu/worklife/nationalwork.aspx


HUMANITIES INAUGURAL LECTURE SERIES BEGINS OCT. 15

Lindsay Jones, OSU professor of Comparative Studies will deliver “Juxtaposition: New Uses of Old Buildings at the Archaeological-Tourist Site of Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday (10/15) in the Faculty Club Grand Lounge. The lecture kicks off the 2007-08 College of Humanities Inaugural Lecture Series. Contact: 292-1882. Read more >

TO PROTECT PRIVACY RIGHTS, KEY/CARD ELIMINATES USE OF SSN

Given the concern surrounding privacy and identify theft, the Key/Card Control Center has eliminated the use of Social Security Numbers as a means of identification. As of Monday (10/1), Facilities Operations and Development has upgraded the three systems - Lenel, MDI and Keystone - that manage card access and brass keys to utilize alternative forms of identification. It is no longer necessary to provide SSN when requesting card access and brass keys. Faculty and staff will use their OSU employee ID and students will need to provide their name.# as an identifier. For Key Card/Control Center information, visit http://fod.osu.edu/kccc/. For BuckeyeSecure details, see http://buckeyesecure.osu.edu/.

READALOUD PROGRAMMING CONTINUES OCT. 11

The Libraries’ ReadAloud program continues from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (10/11) at the Wexner Center Cafe: Cam’s on Campus. Enjoy free refreshments. This week, Gretchen Donelson, Fine Arts Library, will be reading Hundertwasser's stamp manifesto, Amanda Gluibizzi, Fine Arts Library, will read from Sol LeWitt's “Sentences on Conceptual Art,” and Joe Shaw, University Libraries, will read from Gertrude Stein's “How to Write.” Contact: distel.1@osu.edu.
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GLOBALFEST TO TAKE PLACE OCT. 12

Celebrate Ohio State’s cultural diversity from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday (10/12) at the RPAC. GlobalFest, a daylong celebration of cultures, will include international performances, displays and food. The event is free and open to all OSU students, faculty and staff. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.recsports.osu.edu.

WELLNESS PROGRAM LUNCH & LEARN PROGRAMS SCHEDULED

The Faculty and Staff Wellness Program offers a number of workshops each quarter on unique topics to help you be well and stay healthy. Upcoming autumn quarter classes include: “Celiac Disease: An Overview,” noon-1 p.m. Wednesday (10/17), 1167 Graves Hall; and “Take Charge! Wellness for Men and Women,” noon-1 p.m. Tuesday (11/6), 106 Journalism Building. Classes are free unless otherwise noted, but registration is required. Register online (choose the Lunch and Learn link) or call 292-1894.

MEETINGS, OPPORTUNITIES ON THE ONCAMPUS BULLETIN BOARD

A free informational meeting of Weight Watchers at Work from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday (10/12) in 202 Lincoln Tower. Partner needed for daily walks. Read about these and other opportunities - or post your own - in the Announcements/Meetings section of the onCampus Bulletin Board . The bulletin board is available to all OSU faculty and staff. All you need to do is register using your OSU Internet ID (name.#).

ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH CLICKERS AT THE DIGITAL UNION TODAY

Turning Technologies is presenting its newest student response systems (also called clickers) at the Digital Union at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. today (10/10). The free presentation will showcase the newest technologies for designing interactive classroom presentations to gauge student understanding and provide real-time feedback on the success of classroom lecture material. RSVP to digitalunion@osu.edu
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GLBT STUDENT SERVICES CELEBRATES NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY WITH PAINT!

Sile P. Singleton will present her one-person show PAINT! from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday (10/11) at the Thurber Theater in Drake Union. The performance is free and open to the public. The performance is co-sponsored by GLBT Student Services, Department of Theater and Stonewall in recognition of National Coming Out Day. Contact: warren.168@osu.edu
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FAMILY VIOLENCE AND RELATION ABUSE PRESENTATION

Human Resources’ Organizational and Human Resource Consulting is sponsoring a two-hour interactive presentation allowing participants to increase their knowledge about family violence and relationship abuse, improve their comfort level with intervening, and increasing their knowledge about family violence resources available to them and their coworkers. The session will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday (10/16). Contact: 292-2800. Read more >

PAY, APPEAL LIBRARY FINES ONLINE

Now you can pay your library fees and appeal them online. Go to your patron record to pay all or part of your fees. Read more >

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