April 29, 2008

What's News - Campus Campaign; Cunz Hall architect meetings; Big plans for the summer?
Useful Tidbits - College reception at Combined Conference; ASFW Spring Conference; Operation Feed; Kinnear Road closed at RR; OSU Night with the Columbus Clippers; Employee discounts; Bike-To-Work Week
The World We Live In - NAACP questions sludge study methods; Life expectancy slips in poor parts of America; Anti-smoking crusader dies
Photo Finish - Proud Panel

View this week's Tuesday Times online >

College meets Campus Campaign goal
Whew! We did it! Preliminary reports from Campus Campaign show that the College of Public Health reached its goal with 51 percent participation! A special tip of the hat to faculty, who as a group had 58 percent participation. The winner of the final drawing is Sandy Tanenbaum, who won a $50 gift card to Circuit City. The winning office area in CPH is (drum roll) the Division of Health Services Management and Policy at 82 percent! The division really came through in the last week of the campaign. Everyone should be very proud. Of the other 17 colleges, we are tied for fourth place with Moritz College of Law. Final numbers will be reported by the campaign office at the end of May. Thank you all for participating! Sincerely, your campaign coordinators: Jeff Caswell, Christine O’Malley, Ann Florentine.
Update on Cunz Hall architect meetings
The architectural firm Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design (JBAD) was chosen for the Cunz Hall renovation project. In order to get feedback from faculty and staff to develop the Program of Requirements for the building, the architects will interview members in each of the College's divisions and administrative areas. Please review the schedule and make plans to attend. If you're uncertain as to which meeting you should attend, please review the Cunz Hall architect meeting schedule on the T-Drive. Direct any questions to Renee’ Watts at watts.121@osu.edu.

MAY 2
Executive Committee: 10 to 10:30 a.m., 457 Cunz Hall.

MAY 8
Grants Administration and Dry Research Groups: 10:45 a.m. to noon, 457 Cunz Hall.

HSMP Division and HOPES: 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., 457 Cunz Hall.

MAY 8 & MAY 15
EHS and Wet Lab Development: May 8: 8:30 to 10 a.m., 457 Cunz Hall; and May 15: 1 to 2:30 p.m., M-010 Starling-Loving Hall.

MAY 15
Classroom Development: 10 to 11:15 a.m., 457 Cunz.

Office of Academic Programs: 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., M-010 Starling-Loving.

Dean's Office and Administration: 3:15 to 4 p.m., M-010 Starling-Loving.

 
Big plans for the summer?
University Relations wants to hear from students, faculty and staff who are traveling this summer in the name of research to feature on the “Do Something Great” Web page. This is a good opportunity for CPH students to share their summer practicum experiences. Please share your plans with CPH Communications Director Christine O’Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu.
 
College reception at 2008 Public Health Combined Conference, May 12

The College of Public Health is proud to host a reception on the first evening of the 2008 Public Health Combined Conference, May 12-14. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to attend the reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., May 12, Buckeye Room, Crown Plaza North, 6500 Doubletree, Ave. Questions? E-mail CPH Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

ASFW Spring Conference, May 7
The Association of Staff and Faculty Women is hosting its fourth annual Spring Conference from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7, at the Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center on the Fisher College of Business campus. This year's theme is "Connecting Women to Women: Enhancing Confidence in the Workplace" and includes sessions led by inspiring women in our community including motivational speaker Annette Franks, who will present "Empowering Ourselves: Enhancing Our Confidence and Sucess." An afternoon session, titled "You Lost Me at Hello: High Performance Communication," will be led by journalist and author Connie Dieken. To register, visit www.asfw.osu.edu. Questions? E-mail Amy Thaci, conference chair and program manager in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, at thaci.1@osu.edu.
'Bag It' for Operation Feed

Check your mailbox as we “Bag It” for Operation Feed. It’s time to bring in those food items so desperately needed by the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider purchasing any of these much-needed items: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meats, beef or chicken stew (complete meals), oatmeal, macaroni & cheese, pasta and peanut butter. (Please no home-canned or packaged foods, outdated cans, bulk packages weighing more than 5 pounds or glass containers.) Collection boxes are located outside rooms 450 Cunz Hall, M118 Starling-Loving, B wing 2nd floor Starling-Loving, EHS and OAP offices, OWD Kinnear Road and the student lounge on the ground floor of Starling-Loving. If you would like to make a monetary donation to this campaign, checks are payable to Operation Feed and may be given to Cindy York, 450 Cunz Hall; Roger Stockdale, M-116 Starling Loving; or Meredith Cameron in OWD. Did you know Operation Feed accepts old cell phones and inkjet cartridges? Money from these recycled items goes directly to Operation Feed. Collection boxes for these items are located in the student lounge in Starling Loving; the B wing 2nd floor; the Dean’s office, M116 Starling Loving; Cunz Hall PHIL lab; and OWD. Questions? Contact Renee Watts, Operation Feed lead coordinator, at 293-8444 or watts.121@osu.edu.

Kinnear Road closed at RR crossing for two weeks
The railroad is rebuilding the crossing on Kinnear Road near the Lennox Center. A road closure was scheduled to begin Monday and is expected to last approximately two weeks.
‘Ohio State University Night’ with the Columbus Clippers
Free tickets to the Columbus Clippers versus the Toledo Mud Hens game on May 17 are available to faculty and staff in the CPH Dean’s Office and the CPH Human Resources office (M-118 Starling-Loving Hall). Gates at Cooper Stadium open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7:05 p.m. Enjoy discounted refreshments in the picnic area from 6 to 7 p.m.
Faculty and staff discounts
Faculty and staff are eligible for discounted prices on a variety of services, such car repair to amusement park tickets, through the Central Ohio Employee Services & Recreation Association. Learn more at www.coesra.org. (Select CURRENT DISCOUNTS, then the category link. Username: coesra (lowercase). Password: eb367pc)

Bike-To-Work Week, May 12-16

Bike to Work Week is a program of the League of American Bicyclists, the nation’s oldest bicycle advocacy organization. The full week of activities, culminating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 16, introduces people to bicycle commuting and converts many into regular bicycle commuters. Consider Biking is spearheading Columbus’ first Bike to Work Week. Participants are invited to bike to the Arena District for a free lunch at Buca di Beppo on May 16. Learn more >

 

NAACP questions sludge study methods
Fertilizer made from waste was applied for lead protection. (Reported by BaltimoreSun.com.) Read more >
Life expectancy slips in poor parts of America
New study shows drop in life expectancy in deep South, parts of Midwest, Texas and Appalachia, particularly for women. (Reported by ABC News.) Read more >
Anti-smoking crusader dies
William H. Stewart, 86, who as U.S. surgeon general from 1965 to 1969 led the federal anti-smoking crusade and called for warning labels on cigarette advertising and who used the introduction of Medicare to desegregate hospitals throughout the country, died April 23 of kidney failure at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. (Reported by Washington Post.) Read more >
 
PROUD PANEL – About 30 people turned out for the CPH alumni panel discussion titled “Public Health Tales from the Field,” last Thursday. The session, sponsored by the CPH Alumni Society, gave students an opportunity to pose questions to those who are already working in the public health field. The panel was organized by Jen Luca (bottom left), CPH Alumni Society member and Tobacco Initiatives Program Manger for Columbus Public Health. Panelists included (continuing from left): Brandy Reeves, health education coordinator, Pure Romance; Beth Pierson, epidemiologist, Franklin County Board of Health; Ann Gregg, researcher, Battelle; Ruth Shrock, grant coordinator, Ohio Department of Health; and Holly Englehardt, cancer epidemiologist, Ohio Department of Health.
 

Photo request
The communications department wants your photo submissions to publish in the Photo Finish section of Tuesday Times and Alma Matters. We’re looking for photos that depict any “public health experience.” Ideas for entries include a school or community event, a faculty or student research project and a fellowship or internship experience. Please send images with a brief description to wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

View past issues of Tuesday Times on Microsoft Outlook in the "Tuesday Times" folder within the public folders.

MAY 1
OSU health fair: "Women's Health: Ageless," 4 to 7 p.m., RPAC. Health fair in honor of National Women's Health Month that includes panel discussions with local health experts and cooking demonstrations such as how to prepare fast and healthy food on a budget and how to whip up healthy desserts. Sponsor: The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. To RSVP, visit www.osumhcs.com/wellness or call 292-1894.
MAY 5
Public Health Information Session: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., RPAC, rooms 1 and 2. More details to come.
MAY 6
Change Their Luck Potluck: 11:30 a.m., Office of Workforce Development classroom, 1212 Kinnear Rd. Potluck that benefits Operation Feed. To participate, bring a covered dish, and as your donation bring an extra set of non-perishable ingredients used to create that dish.
MAY 7
Fourth Annual ASFW Spring Conference: 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center on the Fisher College of Business campus. Theme: "Connecting Women to Women: Enhancing Confidence in the Workplace." Speakers: Annette Franks, M.Ed., motivational speaker and certified Gestalt psychotherapist; and Connie Dieken, motivational speaker, journalist and author. To register, visit www.asfw.osu.edu. Questions? E-mail Amy Thaci, conference chair and program manager in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, at thaci.1@osu.edu.
MAY 9
College of Public Health Welcome Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. An opportunity for incoming students to meet CPH faculty, students, staff and alumni, as well as learn about financial aid and study abroad options. Stay tuned for more information.
Seminar: “Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission and Infant Mortality in Developing Countries: Aspects of the Zambian Exclusive Breastfeeding Study (ZEBS),” noon to 1 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Speaker: Jan Walter, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif. Sponsor: College of Public Health Division of Epidemiology. For information, contact lhigginbotham@sph.osu.edu.
MAY 16

Jeff Caswell Retirement Reception: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., The Faculty Club Grand Lounge, 181 S. Oval Dr. Presentation at 3:45 p.m. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. After 38 years of dedicated and distinguished service, Jeff Caswell is retiring from Ohio State. Join friends and colleagues as they wish him well into retirement. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu or 293-3913 by May 9.

 
More College Events >>>
 

Links to photos taken at recent CPH events:

Recent Events

(Just added: photos from the "In Sickness and In Wealth" panel discussion featuring local public health leaders held on April 8, 2008.

 

To add an event or bit of information to the next issue of Tuesday Times,
please e-mail Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu by Friday at 5 p.m.