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Volume 2, Issue 4
Thursday, September 25, 2007
"News and Events" is a bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.
Thanks to SCAVMA and Ken Matthias, a college events calendar is now up on our web page. Go to the college home page and the link is located on the left, under the top section called "Quick Links.” Click on "College Events Calendar" and select the month you would like to view. This will enable us to plan events with an awareness of other activities scheduled in the college.
To add items to the calendar:
Students, please email Jessica Vanhook (vanhook [dot] 3 [at] osu [dot] edu) with the following information: Event, date, time, location, cost, name of event coordinator and contact information, and who is invited (membership required or open to all)For faculty or staff, please submit the information to Ken Matthias at matthias [dot] 5 [at] osu [dot] edu or Melissa Weber at weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu
WOSU-TV and Columbus Public Schools worked together last year to create videos about a variety of careers for which students want more information. This "job shadowing" project came to the College of Veterinary Medicine last winter. We worked with students from the school, who interviewed faculty and videotaped activities in the Veterinary Medical Center. Then, they held a panel discussion at the WOSU-TV studio at COSI, sharing their video and interviewing Dr. Jean Sander, Associate Dean. That program will air on October 7 at 8:30 a.m. In addition to a feature on the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Columbus Zoo, with Jack Hanna is also part of the program.
Thanks to Jane Woodland, who noted that "Paw Prints" is the name of the newsletter for Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp (their mascot: The Pink Panther). Also, several people submitted "Hoof Beats," which is the name of the US Trotting Association Magazine, just so you know why neither of those made the list.
Following is a list of my top picks. Please let me know which one(s) you like!
Suggestion boxes are now up and ready to receive your comments in the Veterinary Medical Center. The VCS/VMC quality of life committee will review/respond to comments at each monthly meeting, and post them on the Quality of Life information board outside room 1147. Please note: the anonymous email site is available to send comments if you prefer an electronic method of communicating. Simply log in to the College of Veterinary Medicine Intranet (from the "Faculty and Staff Resources" link). You will find the link to "Anonymous Feedback" at the bottom left of the page. You can find comment boxes – along with a stack of comment sheets for you to use - in the following locations:
Dean Tom Rosol will receive the 2007 Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The award acknowledges distinguished graduates who have excelled in their respective fields and have made significant contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine. They honor Dr. Erwin Small (IL '57), professor emeritus and former associate dean of alumni and public affairs at the College. Dr. Rosol will receive the award next week at their Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians scheduled for October 4 and 5.
As the State of Ohio monitored an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in southern Ohio deer, Dr. William Shulaw, Professor in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and an Extension Veterinarian, was called on to discuss the disease and its impact to Ohio wildlife and livestock. It was he who notified state officials of the possible spread of the disease and assisted in the initial diagnosis of EHD in cattle herds in Pike and Highland counties. On September 12, state wildlife officials confirmed an outbreak of the deer virus in Highland County. Since then, cases have also been confirmed in Jackson, Pike, Muskingum, and Washington counties. Potential cases have also been reported in Athens, Hocking, Perry, Morgan, Gallia, Monroe, Ross, Belmont counties as well as some suspicious cases in deer and possible cattle north of I70. Dr. Shulaw has written a new article and has been interviewed by the Ohio Farm Bureau.
Remember: October is National Work/Life Month. The University will be hosting several important events, including a variety of free workshops designed to improve and integrate work and life. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Please check out the Office of Human Resources website for a calendar of events and more information.
Leading cancer researchers, government officials and patient advocates will discuss trends in translational cancer research during a free public forum, "Discovery to Delivery" at 10:30 a.m. Monday (10/1) at the OSU Medical Center Biomedical Research Tower. Introductory remarks will be delivered by OSU President Gordon Gee and David Schuller, senior executive director of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Forum participants include Michael Caligiuri, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center; U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce. RSVP by Wednesday (9/26) to Jennifer [dot] Carlson [at] osumc [dot] edu or call 293-0346.
The link below is the call for registrations for the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference being held in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference begins on Sunday, October 7th and concludes on October 9th. This annual conference is sponsored by Penn State, Ohio State, the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin. It's a great opportunity to learn about the Outreach and Engagement activities of universities and colleges across the United States.