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University News: Arps Garage cleaning; health/wellness programs; mindfullness

Arps Garage to close for power washing tomorrow

On Monday (8/7) CampusParc began power washing Arps Garage, which has required nightly rolling deck closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. To complete the work, the entire garage will close Friday (8/11) at 7 p.m. During the work, which is expected to be completed Monday (8/14) by 5 a.m., customers are encouraged to park in Lane Avenue and West Lane garages.
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Upcoming health and wellness programs

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can explore complimentary webinars and programs offered by the OSU Health Plan as a service of Your Plan for Health. Topics are related to healthful eating, active living, emotional well-being and financial wellness. Among the offerings:
Walk with a health coach: Aug. 11, 16, 24, 30 at 12:30 p.m. (various locations)
De-stressing with chair yoga: Aug. 17 and 24, noon (700 Ackerman)
Planning for retirement (10 years out): Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m. (webinar)
Seize the summer: Find your adventure: Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (South Oval)
Read more/register (click “educational program” or “group health coaching”)

Mindfulness in motion

This class series combines guided mindfulness, meditation, community sharing, gentle yoga-inspired stretches and relaxing music to aid in stress reduction. Maryanna Klatt developed the course to reduce stress and inflammation, increase mindfulness and improve quality of sleep. Each participant will receive access to guided mindfulness recordings to assist in daily practice. Open at no charge for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Registration is required by Tuesday (8/15).
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Contact or 614-293-6428


Family Wellness Expo August 12

Saturday, August 12,  10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC), T.W. Davis Gym.

  • carnival games
  • COSI activities bounce house & inflatable slide
  • food demonstrations 
  • trivia games
  • face painting
  • balloon animal artists
  • free healthy treats 
  • therapy dogs
  • treasure hunt
  • blood pressure screening

Gear up for the healthiest school year ever.  Activities for the whole family, especially kids ages 3-12. It’s all FREE!

Your Very Own Reserved Parking Space! Pelotonia Raffle Tickets Available

Submitted by Maureen Walsh:  Team Buckeye raffle tickets supporting the OSU University Libraries Peloton for Pelotonia 17 are available for $15 each or 3/$30. Cash or checks only. Checks made payable to Pelotonia. Drawing to be held Friday, August 25, 2017.

Contact Maureen Walsh, Captain, OSU University Libraries Peloton, for tickets:

Every dollar raised directly supports cancer research conducted at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Raffle Prizes:

  • Two sets of 2 President’s Club season football tickets plus pre-game tailgate tickets at the Blackwell (the two grand prizes).
  • Spend a Day with The Pride of the Buckeyes…..The Ohio State University Marching Band! Experience the power and pageantry of The Best Damn Band in the Land in a unique, close and personal way! Package includes passes to attend the Skull Session in special reserved seating, game seats with the band and sideline access during pregame and halftime for two lucky guests at the OSU vs. Oklahoma game on Saturday, September 9, 2017 (7:30pm)!
  • Weekend at Locust Grove Lodge in the Hocking Hills for four (4) guests. This charming 2-bedroom home sits at the foothills of Hawks Landing, a 50-acre rustic retreat and camping site and is adjacent to a 300+ acre property protected by the EarthTouch Appalachia Ohio Alliance. Reservations required and based on availability.
  • Enjoy a special day at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with a VIP Experience Pass Package for Four. The visit includes free animal feeding experiences with Giraffes, Stingrays and Lorikeets; Zoo-it-All wristbands to enjoy rides at the Zoo; 25% discount off Food and Beverage purchases and more. Complete details provided to winner. VIP Experience Pass valid late August through October (weekends only).
  • Reserved Parking on Campus! Your days of searching for a parking space in a campus garage or surface parking lot may just be over! CampusParc has generously donated three (3) reserved spaces to be awarded to three Team Buckeye raffle winners in the area where your parking permit is valid. Spaces are available to the unique license plate 24/7 for the 2017-18 permit year, although, depending on location, may be unavailable during special events (like football). Winners of this item must be an Ohio State faculty, staff or student who purchases a PY2018 annual parking permit.  This gift is non-transferrable and can only be used by the eligible winner. The prize is the additional benefit of the space reservation, not the actual cost of purchasing the permit, which is the responsibility of the winner.
  • Suite at the Schottenstein Center for an Ohio State Men’s Hockey Game for twelve (12) guests. Catering and three (3) VIP parking passes included. Exact date TBD.
  • Suite at the Schottenstein Center for an Ohio State Women’s Basketball Game for twelve (12) guests. Catering and three (3) VIP parking passes included. Exact date TBD.
  • Official Wilson NCAA football autographed by Coach Urban Meyer.
  • The prototype 2017 Team Buckeye jersey autographed by George Hincapie, three time Tour de France rider and owner of Hincapie Sportswear (our jersey vendor). The jersey will be framed.
  • Enjoy premium seats for an Ohio State Women’s Basketball game as guests of the team. Package includes two (2) game tickets and the opportunity to watch the PRE-GAME WALKTHROUGH in the women’s basketball gym; watch pre-game warm-ups COURTSIDE ON THE TEAM BENCH; watch the PRE-GAME INTERVIEW alongside Coach McGuff and Matt Andrews; and attend COACH McGUFF’S POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE. Complete details including restrictions provided to winner. Exact game TBD.

University News: Staff Appreciation Week; Parking permits; CABS changes, schedules; Dunk-a-Tonia 2017

Staff Appreciation Week July 24-28

In celebration of Ohio State staff members’ contributions to the university, Staff Appreciation Week activities are planned. Activities start with the annual Staff Appreciation Ice Cream Social on the Oval on Monday (7/24) 1-4 p.m. with a brief program around 1:15 p.m. Additional activities include Columbus Clippers games, a Columbus Crew SC game, Ohio State Fair discount admission, Ohio Stadium tours, Ohio State Planetarium shows, Wexner Center for the Arts tours and local restaurant and retail discounts. Share your Staff Appreciation photos using #OSUStaffWeek.
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2017-2018 Parking Permits On Sale Now!

We appreciate the opportunity to be your parking service provider at The Ohio State University. CampusParc is dedicated to providing an efficient, accessible, and user-friendly parking system to the university community. 

You can now purchase your 2017-2018 parking permit online. Simply visit, click on “Login” in the top right corner of the page, and log in to your account to get started. Once you have completed your permit order, you will receive an email confirming the details of your transaction.

For the upcoming permit year (starting August 1, 2017), we have a few changes and reminders that you should be aware of:


If you currently have a garage keycard, please keep it! Whether you renew an existing permit that provides garage access or purchase a different permit providing garage access, the keycard you are using today will be the keycard that you use for the upcoming permit year.


A new access hangtag will be shipped with your annual permit order. Although your access hangtag is not required to be displayed, you are encouraged to keep your hangtag displayed year-round so it is readily available when needed.


Validation of active permit status will continue to be accomplished via license plate recognition technology. Please verify and/or update your license plate and vehicle information prior to completing your order. In order to park a vehicle on campus, the license plate must be linked to your permit.  You can manage license plates linked to your permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by visiting and logging in to your account. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit our website or contact our Customer Service Center at 614-688-0000 or

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we wish you a successful 2017-2018 academic year.

CABS route changes, schedules for 2017-18

CABS routes and service times are now available. Even riders familiar with CABS should review, as there are service and route changes to support transportation enhancements related to Cannon Drive construction. Service and route updates will occur Tuesday (8/1) to align with the new parking permit year, and Monday (8/21) in advance of fall semester beginning. Starting Tuesday (9/5), all routes will service the new Herrick Drive Transit Hub. Please visit the TTM website to find the service that best fits your needs.
CABS Schedules
Cannon Drive Construction

Dunk-a-Tonia 2017

Support Pelotonia! Pay to dunk a colleague or a professor in our dunk tank with 100% of proceeds going to Pelotonia. The cost is $5 for three throws for students and staff, $10 for two throws for faculty or $20 to push the button. You also can enjoy gourmet popsicles to beat the heat. The fun takes place Tuesday (7/18) 11 a.m.-1p.m. outside of the Biomedical Research Tower.

Rec Sports Free Week through June 25!

Submitted by Lila Andersen:  Rec Sports and the Office of Student Life are offering FREE access to all Rec Sports facilities from June 19-25 for all university Faculty and Staff. To activate your pass, please visit our membership portal at Login with your lastname.# and associated password by clicking the red “Sign In With OSU Name.#” box on the login screen. Once logged in, Click on the Memberships button from the home screen and add the Faculty/Staff Free Week membership to your cart for $0. You will receive an e-mail summary and your Buck ID will be active to swipe into all of Rec Sports’ facilities during Free Week. You can also stop by the RPAC Welcome Center where the staff can activate your card for Free Week.

Spouses and Dependents are also permitted free entry during Free Week. To add access for your Spouse or Dependents, click on your profile and add them as dependents on your account. You must be with your dependents if they wish to utilize Rec Sports facilities during free week, and children under the age of 14 must be with a parent/guardian at all times.

For more information on facility hours and polices please visit

The Woman’s Place Staff Leadership Series

Applications are being accepted through June 30 for the Staff Leadership Series (SLS). The SLS focuses on experiential leadership skill building and development for Ohio State staff. To help achieve The Women’s Place goal of expanding opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power at the university, the year-long SLS will expand leadership capacity, cultivate professional development and create a pool of potential staff leaders from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in key leadership roles.

Click here to apply.

University News: North Cannon Garage, Superfest parking impact, hospital drive lane, tuition assistance

North Cannon Garage to close for power washing

At 7 p.m. on Friday (6/9) the entire North Cannon Garage will close to allow for expedited power washing of the parking decks, stairwells and common areas. During the work, which is expected to be complete Monday (6/12) by 5 a.m., alternate staff parking will be available in the 12th Avenue and 9th Avenue West Garages.
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Plan ahead for parking impacts

Buckeye Country Superfest will take place Saturday (6/10) and Sunday (6/11) at Ohio Stadium. Please expect heavier than normal vehicular and pedestrian traffic and minimal available parking in the area. Lots surrounding Ohio Stadium, French Field House/St. John Arena and near the Ag campus will be reserved for concert permit parking only. Please observe signage placed in lots; vehicles remaining in these areas after closure are subject to relocation at the owner’s expense.

Drive lane between Harding and The James

Beginning Monday (6/12) and continuing through the end of July 2018, the drive lane between Ohio State Harding Hospital and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute will be closed because of construction. Upham Drive will be restricted to ambulettes and Harding patient drop-off. Traffic will be one-way counterclockwise around the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute to facilitate EMS access to the Emergency Department. Traffic control officers will assist during the construction hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Dependent tuition assistance deadlines approaching

Ohio State offers eligible employees and their dependents the opportunity to advance their education at Ohio State. For dependent tuition assistance, applications must be submitted each term. The summer 2017 term enrollment window closes Friday (6/16). The autumn 2017 term enrollment window opens Monday (6/26) and closes Friday (8/25). Faculty and staff can apply online using Employee Self Service or paper applications.
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→ Contact: email or 614-292-1050



University News: Writing Center, Diabetes, Yoga, Superfest, Herrick Drive Hub

Writing Center offers summer services

This summer, the Writing Center is open to serve both students and faculty. Summer services run through Sunday (7/30). The Writing Center will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday in 4120 Smith Lab. Friday through Sunday, the walk-in sites will be closed; however, they will offer a mixture of drop-off and live sessions via WCOnline. Faculty also may contact us if interested in having students use the center.
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Dining with diabetes classes

This cooking school and nutrition education program consists of four classes and is designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. The next series takes place on Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. throughout June.
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→ Contact: email or 614-866-6900

Weekly yoga class benefits Collegiate Recovery Community

All summer long, proceeds from Modo Yoga Columbus’ Sunday 3:30 p.m. Karma Class will go to support the mission of the Student Life Collegiate Recovery Community, which supports students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. The class is only $5 so grab a mat and some friends to do yoga and support a good cause.
→Contact: email or 614-292-1974

Buckeye Country Superfest to impact West Stadium Lot

Buckeye Country Superfest will take place on Saturday (6/10) and Sunday (6/11) at Ohio Stadium. Parking spaces located in the West Stadium Lot, just south of the Huntington Club entrance, will be reserved for event equipment from 12:01 a.m. Friday (6/2) until Wednesday (6/14). As a reminder, “A” and “B” permit holders may park in “C” spaces at all times.
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Herrick Drive Transit Hub expected to open

Prior to Cannon Drive construction in September, the Polo surface parking lot is expected to close Monday (9/4). The new Herrick Drive Transit Hub will open Tuesday (9/5). All project dates are weather permitting. Commuters maintain a menu of options including West Campus parking with access to the newly re-routed Med Center Express bus route. Beginning Tuesday (9/5), the MC Express will offer direct service from the Carmack Lots to the centrally located transit hub offering peak pick-up times of three minutes.
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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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