Open enrollment forms due July 31
Benefit Open Enrollment forms must have been completed and signed by June 30, and must be mailed to the Office of Human Resources by July 31. For details, visit www.ohr.ohio-state.edu/oe01/home.htm or call 292-1050.
PCard program Web site has new look
The Procurement Card Program is announcing the launch of the new Procurement Card Program Web site. The new site was designed for the Procurement Card customer, with helpful details about the Procurement Card and its purchasing role for the University.
OIT upgrades e-mail directory services
The Office of Information Technology is phasing in new Directory Services to provide a faster and more reliable e-mail forwarding and lookup system for the University, one that is compliant with current industry standards. The new service is needed because the present system, known as Whois, is a 12-year-old highly customized commercial product that is no longer supported by the software developer.
The first phase began July 2. Users who may be affected by the change have been notified by personal e-mail messages.
For details and updates, visit the Web at www.oit.ohio-state.edu/infopages/.
Distance learning grants available
The Ohio Learning Network has announced a new $400,000 grants program aimed at projects understanding what conditions lead to improved learning for students taking courses at a distance. Awards range between $20,000 and $100,000. Proposals are due by Sept. 7.
Ohio State may submit an unlimited number of proposals to this competition, so interested faculty and graduate students are encouraged to consider this program for supporting their distance learning-related research. Funds may be used to support such items as personnel, summer salary, travel and conference attendance.
For details, visit the Web at www.rcet.org.
Commencement deadline is Aug. 10
All faculty members planning to march in the academic processional at the summer quarter commencement, to be held Aug. 30 in the Jerome Schottenstein Center, must notify their college dean's office by Aug. 10. Faculty participating should report to the auxiliary gym in the southwest rotunda of the Schottenstein Center by 9:15 a.m. on commencement day to robe and assemble.
For details, contact Lynda Farrell, Commencement and Special Events, at 292-9051.
Cancer support group hosts July 25 session
The JamesCare for Life Prostate Cancer Support Group will present two special topics at its July 25 meeting, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in 518B James Cancer Hospital. Topics are"Prostate Cancer and Clinical Trials at The James," and"Advanced Prostate Cancer Research Studies." Discussion will follow.
Sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. For details or to register, contact Patrick DiMeo at 293-4646.
Staff appreciated with week, exhibit
Entries will be accepted Aug. 23, 24 and 27 in 105 Bricker Hall for the 10th Annual Staff Arts and Crafts Exhibit. Registration will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. The exhibit will be held Sept. 10 to Oct. 26 in the first and second floors of Bricker Hall. An opening reception will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 11.
Several other events sponsored by the Office of Human Resources are planned for Staff Appreciation Week, to be held Aug. 20-24, including a WSNY/Sunny 95 Free Listener Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22 on the Oval. The event will include free food, give-aways and prizes.
For more information, call Ned Cullom at 292-4341.
Tressel, players to meet fans Aug. 16
New Ohio State Head Football Coach Jim Tressel and the 2001 Buckeyes will make their first public appearance Aug. 16 at the annual Press and Photo Day in Ohio Stadium.
The coach, his staff and members of the football team will meet with fans beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will be available for photographs and autographs for approximately one hour.
Because of the construction going on in and around Ohio Stadium, fans are asked to enter the stadium through the gates on the east side and at the north end rotunda. Those gates will open at 7 p.m. All gates on the west side will be closed.
Financial Aid Conference is Aug. 23
The Office of Student Financial Aid is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Financial Aid Conference Aug. 23 at the Fawcett Center. The conference is designed for academic advisers and support staff from nonacademic areas.
Registration for the all-day event begins at 8 a.m. The conference includes a series of workshops exploring issues that directly affect academic advisers and support staff, morning refreshments, lunch and a reception at the end of the day.
The cost is $25, and the registration deadline is Aug. 17. For details or to register, contact Cindy Delbridge at 292-5459 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or register on the Web at http://sfa.osu.edu/staff/conference.
Newark campus offers development courses
The Newark campus's Business and Industry Institute is offering several forums and professional development courses for businesses and individuals in the central Ohio region.
For details or to register, contact Laurie Wright at (740) 366-9243 or email@example.com.
Stadium open house to benefit WOSU
Buckeye fans are invited to join the WOSU stations from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 for a special viewing and tour of the newly renovated Ohio Stadium. Tours will include areas of the stadium not accessible on game days, such as the Steinbrenner Band Center, recruiting room and underground mechanical operations. Special guests include Athletic Director Andy Geiger, Head Coach Jim Tressel and the Ohio State marching band.
Tickets are $25 and $100, and proceeds benefit the WOSU stations' digital television conversion.
For details or tickets, contact 292-2624 or (800) 462-8257 (GO BUCKS), or visit the Web at www.hangonsloopy.com.
Auction to benefit costume collection
Nine mannequins designed by area artists will be sold at a Mannequin Makeover auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Columbus College of Art & Design's (CCAD) Canzani Center. The auction will benefit CCAD and Ohio State's Historic Costume/Textiles Collection.
Tickets are $35 or $100; for ticket information, call 437-7576.
JamesCare presents 'Just Breathe' class
Leah Haenszel, research associate, and Kelly Knott, exercise physiologist, will be the guest speakers for the monthly class session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 in 518A James."Just Breathe" will discuss stress signs and symptoms, stress prevention, deep breathing for relaxation and relaxation stretching. This lecture is free and open to the public.
For details or to register, call 293-6428.
Stone Lab lecture series continues
Stone Laboratory will continue its Summer 2001 Lecture Series with a July 26 lecture on"Incorporating Human Dimensions in Fisheries Management" presented by Mike Costello of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
On Aug. 2, Christopher Jones, director of the Ohio EPA, will discuss"Environmental Regulation in an Age of Hyperbole," and on Aug. 9, Jeffrey Hoedt, chief of the Ohio Division of Watercraft, will discuss"Boat Ohio: Planning for the Future."
All free lectures are held at the lab's Gibraltar Island location in Put-in-Bay harbor; they begin at 7:45 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.
Also, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, an Aug. 25 open house from noon to 4 p.m. features the Friends of Stone Laboratory (FOSL) annual meeting, educational programs, and tours of Gibraltar Island and South Bass Island Lighthouse. Special FOSL activities will take place following the open house and on Aug. 26. Reservations are due by Aug. 17.
For details, call 292-8949 or visit www.sg.ohio-state.edu.
Symposium features Burroughs experts
In conjunction with"An American Avant Garde: First Wave," an exhibit focusing on the work of William Burroughs and his associates currently displayed in the Philip Sills Exhibit Hall at the Main Library, a symposium with James Grauerholz, literary executor of Burroughs' estate, and noted Burroughs collector Robert Jackson will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. July 26. The discussion and reception will be held in the exhibit hall.
The exhibit continues through the end of August. For details, contact Chiquita Mullins Lee at 292-8999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty needed as sources for media
University Relations is looking for faculty who are interested in working with media. Reporters call Ohio State to request interviews with a faculty expert about 15 times per week. The current faculty expert database, Info Sources, is being updated to reflect new faculty and additional topics. The new Info Sources will be distributed to Ohio and national media and be made available on Ohio State's Web site. Faculty interested in responding to media inquiries will be included in both the paper and online versions.
University Relations is also compiling a list of faculty to join a speaker's bureau.
For details, contact Amy Murray, University Relations, at 292-8385 or email@example.com.