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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Thursday, Oct. 13. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Combat cough and cold season with the help of the Medical Center's FastCare clinics. FastCare clinics are open in the Market District Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington and in the Giant Eagle in Gahanna. They provide quality, convenient care for common illnesses such as colds, sinus infections, sore throats, earaches and others. No appointment necessary, and evening and weekend hours available. Visits start at $59 and your insurance can be billed. For OSU Health Plan members, your co-pay is $20. Read more >

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New venture benefits from Fisher College entrepreneurship program

 Rewardster, a new business idea that moves retailers' paper loyalty cards to a mobile app, is just about ready to launch in the Columbus market. But it wouldn't have been close without the seed money and professional advice the company's founders received as one of 10 teams that participated in the recently completed "10-Xelerator" competition and entrepreneur boot camp at the Fisher College of Business. Shown here, left to right, Ben Gilbert, Eric Kerr and Steve Gacka.
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College of Optometry Eyewear Gallery – one of the largest collection of frames in Ohio featuring designers: Tag Heuer; Nike; Kate Spade; Giorgio Armani; Liz Claiborne; Ray Ban; Maui Jim Sunglasses. Expert optometrists, opticians, frame stylists, and interns to address your visual needs and maximize your visual performance. You'll look great and see well. Visit our Eyewear Gallery or call 292-2020 for details. VSP Provider.
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Headline news

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research applications

The Graduate School's Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Program provides up to $2,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or MFA candidates in a terminal degree program for their dissertations or theses. AGGRS awards of up to $2,000 are available. The deadline for the Autumn Quarter 2011 competition is Monday (10/24).
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COPEC, a non-profit organization, invites you to its no cost Retirement Decision Workshops covering Current vs. Proposed Pension Benefits, Pension Distribution Options, Social Security Benefits and Offsets, Alternative Retirement Plans, Health Plans, Health and Long Term Care Options. Two dates remain: Oct. 17 at Dublin Library and Nov. 3 at Westerville Library. There will be no attempt to sell any products or services. Register at, or call Nancy Snyder at 799-8668.

Traffic/parking alerts

Woodruff to close for paving Oct. 15

On Saturday (10/15), Woodruff Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Tuttle Park Place and College Road for paving. The intersection of College and the rest of Woodruff toward High Street will remain open during paving activities.
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Columbus Marathon to impact traffic, CABS service on Sunday

Due to the Columbus Marathon on Sunday (10/16), several campus streets will experience rolling closures, including sections of High Street, College Road, Woody Hayes Drive, 12th and 17th avenues, John Herrick Drive and Cannon Drive. The Campus Loop South and Buckeye Village CABS routes will not run from approximately 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Please anticipate traffic delays during this time.
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Pregnant or not pregnant? Have you not received the flu shot this year? Researchers at OSUMC are conducting a study of effects of life stress on the immune system in pregnancy. Women will complete 5 study visits over one month. Each will receive a flu shot, answer questions about life stress, health, and health behaviors and, at each study visit, have a small amount of blood drawn. Participants will be paid up to $150. Please visit or contact us at 293-5262.

Events this week

Today: Presale offer for Rascal Flatts concert

Rascal Flatts has announced their "Nothing Like This" tour stopping Saturday (1/21/12) at Nationwide Arena with special guest Sara Evans. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday (10/14) at 10 a.m. at the Nationwide Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster Centers. OSU faculty and staff can get their tickets early with access to the presale today (10/13) from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Click here – and use password: EASY.

Upcoming events

Oct. 16 Science Sundays lecture: The search for other worlds

 The Science Sundays' monthly public lectures, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences' research centers, continue from 3-4 p.m. Sunday (10/16) in the Wexner Center film/video theatre. Take a guided tour of worlds outside our solar system with planet-hunter Scott Gaudi. The lecture and reception from 4-5 p.m. are free and open to the public.
-- > Contact: Sandi Rutkowski, or 292-4759

Kia-Hui Tan, faculty member in the School of Music in concert

School of Music faculty member Kia-Hui Tan will be featured in a concert at 8 p.m. Monday (10/17) in Weigel Auditorium. The event is the third in a series of six recitals of the complete solo violin works of Bach, Paganini and Ysaye. This year's highlight is Ernst's virtuosic Last Rose of Summer variations. Tickets, available at the door, are $12 general public, OSU faculty, staff, Alumni Association members; and $6 senior citizens and students.
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Graduate and Professional School Expo

Ohio State students are invited meet with representatives from over 90 graduate and professional schools in healthcare, law, business, humanities, education, and more from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday (10/19) in the Ohio Union Performance Hall. A Graduate School Panel will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Meeting Room.
-- > Contact: OSU Career Connection at 688-3898
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Nisonger Center brown bag series Oct. 19

Ohio State's Nisonger Center is offering a brown bag presentation from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday (10/19) in 243 McCampbell Hall. Murugu Manickam, a clinical geneticist at Nationwide Children's Hospital with a joint appointment in the James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute, will present "Medical Issues in Genetic Disorders – Model for P4 Medicine." The event is open to all.
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Association of Staff and Faculty Women luncheon Oct. 20

The Association of Staff and Faculty Women kicks off the academic year with a Thursday (10/20) luncheon presentation by licensed social worker Jennifer Haywood titled "Lowering Stress Through Better Time Management." The event will take place at the Faculty Club from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $20 for members and retirees and $25 for guests. Register by Monday (10/17).
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Monthly Anime Adventure: Japanese Horror and Anime

Visit the OSU Urban Arts Space on Thursday (10/20) from 6-8 p.m. for a sampling of "horror and slasher" genre anime, as well as a discussion of the thousand-year-old tradition of Japanese ghost stories. We'll refer to both classic lore as well as modern incarnations such as The Ring. Free and open to all.
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Financial Planning Series: Seven Secrets of Financial Success

The OHR Financial Planning Series continues with "Seven Secrets of Financial Success" from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday (10/18) in Office of Human Resources, Gateway, 1590 N. High St., Suite 430. Presenter is Robert Reed, Reed Financial Planning. Learn the critical information you need to coordinate your life with your money.
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