A Tight Squeeze
Approximately 35 Utilities staff members and representatives of the Columbus Division of Fire gathered on November 1 to conduct another routine safety exercise, this time simulating extrication techniques for confined space rescues. Thanks, everyone, for training to be prepared!
Construction Planning Incorporates University Strategic Plan
With approximately $200 million in construction projects yearly, Ohio State keeps planning and building in line with the university's vision and strategic plan. Columbus Dispatch article.
In Your Honor
FOD's Associate Vice President and Air Force veteran Lynn Readey participated in a recent Veterans Day event to honor our military men and women.
Central Campus Security Gets New Look
The Ohio State University's central campus security services debuted new uniforms on Dec. 1. As always, anyone needing assistance should call the Department of Public Safety's main line at 614-292-2121 or dial 9-1-1 in emergencies. More.
Tilling the Soil
Approximately 30 volunteers met with EHS and FOD Operations staff members in October to give an autumn facelift to the rain gardens behind Jennings Hall. The periodic maintenance helps to sustain the natural storm water facility and allows the university to meet one of its storm water MS4 permit requirements. More.
Sullivant Hall Receives Merit Award for Architecture
The renovation of this 1913 building to its functional 136,051 sq.ft. multi-use space has been acknowledged with a Merit Award for design, by the American Institute of Architects, Columbus. More.
Framework 2.0 Open House
The November open house highlighted final concepts resulting from more than 18 months of planning and engagement. Those participating in the previous engagement and planning sessions were invited to preview the plan.
North Residential District Thanks
Students and staff gathered to show their appreciation for the North Residential District, supporting the university's Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP).
Beat Michigan Zero Waste
While the teams battled it out on the field during the Ohio State/Michigan football game, Ohio State fans worked toward another championship in the stands: Zero Waste Champions. Read the full story. Watch the trailer.
Well, Planning and Real Estate went all out for their pumpkin decorating contest. Some real out-of-the-box designing here!
UniPrint's Annual Chili Cook-off
Always a popular event. Pictured are Becky Triplett with Carlos Padilla, Judge's Choice Award winner. Also recognized were Jeff Baggs, People's Choice Award winner, and Beth Bogard for the Most Unique.
Congratulations to FOD's Najette Kanoun (Building Envelope Engineer) for winning the People's Choice Award in the 2016 Faculty and Staff Arts and Crafts Exhibit.
Life Imitates Education
Better prepared students make for better prepared journalists. Ohio State's Department of Public Safety helped a recent journalism class in a mock crime scene scenario.
Through Buck-I-SERV, A&P Communications staff member Adam Cassidy helped lead a group of Ohio State students on a week-long trip to the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood of New Orleans to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
FOD's WinterFest 2016
Associate Vice President Lynn Readey welcoming staff members at FOD's annual WinterFest on December 14.