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Financials system maintenance this weekend

Submitted by Beth Snapp:  There is planned maintenance this weekend, May 19-20, for the Financials system that will require downtime for eRequest, eTravel, eReports and Wexner Medical Center’s eMaterials (eMat) services. OCIO technicians will be performing maintenance on the Financials System from 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, until midnight EST on Sunday, May 21, which will affect eRequest, eTravel and eReports. Those services will be unavailable during the maintenance period. Wexner Medical Center’s eMaterials (eMat) service also will be unavailable during the same maintenance window.

Contact or 614-688-4357.

University News: Lane Ave., Med Center Dr. restrictions; High St. pedestrian impacts

Lane Avenue lane restrictions

On Wednesday (5/17) and Tuesday (5/30), beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 5 p.m., a section of eastbound Lane Ave. between Neil Ave. and High St. will be reduced to one lane for a crane lift to Taylor Tower. One eastbound lane will be maintained. The sidewalk on the south side of Lane Ave. and some surrounding secondary sidewalks will be closed. Detour signage will be in place for pedestrians. Emergency access, ADA parking, and the service drives to the Taylor Service Court and Jones Service Court will be maintained.
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Medical Center Drive restrictions

On Monday (5/15), beginning at noon and continuing through approximately 2:30 p.m., Medical Center Drive will be reduced to one lane near Prior Hall for a crane lift. The area will be coned and taped, and workers will be onsite to assist with any ADA special needs. The west entrance of Prior Hall will remain accessible.

High Street between 16th and 17th

In June 2016, Campus Partners and the university announced a comprehensive vision for the 15th Avenue and High Street area, and construction on the east side is under way. Beginning Wednesday (5/17) and continuing through June, pedestrian access also on the west side of High Street between 16th and 17th Avenues will be impacted. Signage will be in place throughout the area to redirect pedestrians around the construction to an alternate path.
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University News: Science & Tech Festival, Amazing Race to Wellness

Submitted by Cheryl Mason-Middleton:

West Campus Science and Technology Festival

The West Campus Science and Technology Festival will be Saturday (5/20) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the family and experience the many science labs and research centers housed on Ohio State’s West Campus. This family-friendly event will feature displays and hands-on activities highlighting research at Ohio State, as well as tours of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Lab, enCORE Solar House, Center for Automotive Research and the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center.
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Get involved with our Amazing Race to Wellness

The Amazing Race to Wellness, presented by Chief Wellness Officer Bernadette Melnyk and Buckeye Wellness, is a team competition based on the popular TV show. Gather your team of four and register now to compete in wellness challenges involving light physical activity and win prizes at Lincoln Tower Park on Wednesday (5/17) 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All Ohio State faculty, staff, spouses and partners may play. Volunteers also are needed 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact or 614-688-4439

Ohio Union North Garage to close for restoration May 8

On Monday, May 8, at 12:01 a.m., Ohio Union North Garage will close to facilitate concrete restoration of the parking decks, ramps, and structure. The full closure will allow crews to expedite completion of the work, minimizing the length of the disruption to this strategically placed garage.

During the closure, alternate parking is available in Gateway, 11th Avenue, and Arps Garages.

The restoration work, part of CampusParc’s ongoing reinvestment in the Ohio State parking system, is expected to be complete by mid-August 2017.

If you have questions or concerns about this project or alternative parking options, please contact our Customer Service Center at Project updates will be posted at

University News: “Mental Health Matters” Week

The Interfraternity Council at Ohio State will once again be hosting its annual Mental Health Matters Week through April 21.

The week will include varied programming focused on eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health, as well promoting strategies for mental wellness. Follow IFC on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for more information. Additionally, participate in the MHM Week social media campaign using the hashtag #MHMOSU.
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University will retire email forwarding for some accounts

OSU Enterprise Security has announced that the university will discontinue the option to forward email on 30% of Ohio State’s 56,000 email accounts over the next few months.

Forwarding is being discontinued for Faculty, Emeriti, Staff and guests.  Students, applicants, and Lifetime Email Forwarding are not affected.

Email forwarding from Ohio State accounts will be stopped for several reasons:

  • To protect personal email from potential open records requests or litigation.
  • Automatic forwarding contradicts sender expectations.
  • Some information OSU handles is protected by regulations prohibiting automatic forwarding to non-OSU systems.
  • We cannot detect and protect forwarded mail from being shared, stolen or infected.

Please see the following fact sheet for additional information.  Questions should be directed to Enterprise Security, (614) 688-4357, 

University News: Heating to cooling transition, Deepak Chopra, Spring Commencement, personnel records feedback

Heating-to-cooling transition

Facilities Operations and Development will conduct the annual transition in several buildings throughout April, necessitating increased activity of maintenance personnel at mechanical spaces to bring cooling systems online. They are working to ensure a seamless changeover, but weather variations may cause unanticipated fluctuations to interior temperatures. Contact your zone leader here with any questions.
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An Evening with Deepak Chopra

Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra on Saturday (4/29) 4-5:30 p.m. at Mershon Auditorium as he shares new insights from his latest work You Are the Universe. Presented by The Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance, this event will explore practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing.
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Spring commencement information for faculty

All faculty planning to march in the academic processional at spring commencement on Sunday (5/7) at Ohio Stadium should notify their college or regional dean’s office by Friday (4/21). On commencement day, faculty registered to participate must be robed and assembled by 11:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at noon.
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Contact or 614-292-9051

Provide feedback on Personnel Records policy revisions

We welcome your feedback on a university policy currently being revised. The Personnel Records policy is open for university feedback until Monday (4/17). Visit the University Policy website and click on the “Policies Under Review” tab to see the proposed revisions. Please provide any feedback to Your feedback will be considered as the policy is finalized.
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“Buckeye Path to Wellness” launches April 17

Please join Chief Wellness Officer Bernadette Melnyk and leaders of the university on Monday, April 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., to kick off the new walking loop, Buckeye Path to Wellness!

Wellness festivities will take place throughout the two-mile path. The kick-off takes place at 11 a.m. on the Oval between University Hall and Thompson Library.

The path will be available to use throughout the year and is accessible to students, faculty, staff and visitors at Ohio State.

Student Appreciation Day

The 6th Annual Student Appreciation Day practice is right around the corner and the coaches, players and staff of your football program look forward to welcoming you and your siblings to an awesome afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

This year’s event will be Saturday, April 8, with doors opening at noon. And it’s going to be a great day, once again that will help us thank the best student body in the country for the tremendous support and enthusiasm that you provide this team. Ohio State consistently leads the nation in student attendance, with nearly 30,000 season ticket holders each year, so our goal is to thank you with a truly memorable day.

In addition to being as close to the field as possible with the Buckeyes during practice, you’ll also be treated to:

  • Behind the scenes access at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center;
  • Free food, provided by Meijer and Roosters;
  • An on-site DJ;
  • Photo stations with the various trophies, Brutus, football equipment and instruments from The Best Damn Band in the Land; and of course
  • Post-practice competitions along with a meet-and-greet with the Ohio State coaches and players.

We are partnering with Sibs & Kids Weekend this year so everyone is welcome: students with their BuckID and sibs with their weekend wristband. CABS busses will be running to and from the Woody starting at 11:00 a.m. with pick-up/drop-off at various locations. Click here for more info.

We are also going to have our fastest student competition once again. Prelims will be held immediately following the Student Appreciation Day practice. If you’re interested in participating, bring your cleats to Student Day! Contact Quinn Tempel at for additional information.

On behalf of the players, coaches and this program, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on April 8.

Go Bucks!
Coach Meyer

University News: personnel records, the Boston Massacre, free cancer screenings, 15th & High construction

Provide feedback on personnel records policy

We welcome feedback on a university policy currently being revised. The personnel records policy is open for university feedback until Monday (4/17). Visit the University Policy website and the “Policies Under Review” tab to see the proposed revisions. Please share feedback here. Your feedback will be considered as the policy is finalized.
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An intimate history of the Boston Massacre

The William Hammond Lecture series presents Serena Zabin, professor of history at Carleton College, on Thursday (3/30) at 4:30 p.m. in 165 Thompson Library. The 1770 Boston Massacre was the climax of months of conflict between occupying British troops, their families and the larger Boston population.
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Free head and neck cancer screenings

The James will offer free head and neck cancer screenings on Friday (4/7) 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute’s head and neck clinic, located on the fifth floor of 460 W. 10th Ave. If you smoke or use alcohol regularly, you may be at a higher risk for head and neck cancers. Call The James Line at 614-293-5066 to schedule an appointment to get screened. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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15th and High construction underway

In June 2016, Campus Partners and the university announced a comprehensive vision for the 15th Avenue and High Street area. Construction on the east side is under way. High Street work will begin Monday (3/27), scheduled to be completed by August 2017. The work, which will build a new storm sewer system, will require lane restrictions on parts of High Street, allowing one lane to remain open in each direction. The restrictions will begin at 13th Avenue and move north in rolling 250-foot increments.
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