CFAES Monthly: November 2013


  1. Buckeyes are tobacco free.

    As you are likely aware, The Ohio State University has adopted a policy, effective Jan. 1, 2014, that is intended to create a tobacco-free environment. It is the intent of this university to create a culture that encourages compliance by promoting and supporting a health

  2. College brand efforts

    “Big ideas, little voice.” That’s what a branding and marketing agency hired to help CFAES increase awareness and first-year enrollment recently found. Ologie, a firm based in Columbus, with significant experience working in higher education, recently released

  3. Chris Delisio joins CFAES

    Please welcome Chris Delisio to the college as our chief advancement officer. Chris will lead CFAES’s evolving advancement strategy with a central focus on increasing resources to address the college’s programming and capital priorities as identified in the college’s $150 million target within

  4. Change ahead.

    Last month we announced a series of steps that are being implemented to reorganize and align our communications and technology units. There are three overarching goals of this reorganization and realignment ...

  5. Ohio State ATI

    CFAES is about to undertake a transformational re-envisioning process for Ohio State ATI. This process will involve capturing stakeholder input (both internal and external), gathering and evaluating data/feedback, and creating a strategic roadmap for the future.

  6. Rattan Lal in his lab

    Congratulations to Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources, who on Oct. 7 was conferred the honorary title of Rothamsted Fellow. He was the only recipient of the honor for 2013 and is one of only 10 or so agricultural researchers from around the world to have received the award

  7. Stephanie Verhoff and Michael Hannewald

    Congratulations to CFAES students Michael Hannewald, a senior studying sustainable plant systems, and Stephanie Verhoff, a senior agronomy major, plant pathology minor. ASA, CSSA and SSSA recently named them two of this year’s 22 national Golden Opportunity Scholars.

  8. SEEDS: The OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program

    Established in 1996 and supported by an appropriation from the Ohio General Assembly to OARDC, SEEDS: The OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program, is unique among U.S. state-assisted universities.

  9. Extension publication pricing changes

    The Communications unit in CFAES has responsibility for the design, editing, production and distribution of OSU Extension and other for-sale publications. As a result of increased costs associated with that responsibility, prices were increased effective Oct. 1. To simplify operations, a one-

  10. Faculty votes

    In a recent vote, a majority of the eligible tenure-track faculty of CFAES approved the proposal to establish a professional practice faculty track, as discussed in the Sept. 3 all-faculty meeting.

Diversity Unity Community

  1. Diverse hands reaching out

    The 2014 Diversity Leadership Symposium, “In-reach to Outreach: Fostering Cultural Engagement through Awareness, Reflection and Action,” is set for Feb. 7, 2014, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.

  2. Build bridges, not walls

    Do white people have a role and/or responsibility in anti-racist work? And what is anti-racist work, anyway? Does guilt ever get in the way? What does being an effective ally look like? Join your peers and add your voice to the discussion as we tackle these provocative questions. 

  3. Diversity, unity, community

    The CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team is pleased to announce its new listserve, plus a new small grants program and the availability of professional development grants.

  4. Interactions across cultures

    Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the ability to have effective interactions across cultures. In partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, CFAES is working to develop a cadre of CQ facilitators who will lead sessions for Ohio State faculty, staff and students.