Aug 16, 2013
Featured Undergraduate Student: Phillip Floyd
Aug 15, 2013
Lindsey Hoover: New Food Safety Program Coordinator
Jul 12, 2013
Four HCS Associate Professors have been promoted! In a June meeting of the Board of Trustees, it was announced that David Francis, Matt Keinhenz, Hannah Mathers, and Clay Sneller were promoted to full professor status. It’s rare for four promotions to take place at once but these outstanding faculty members are worth it! After years of hard work candidates are nominated to become full professors. The candidates complete a six-step review process that takes about eighteen months.
Jul 2, 2013
Ohio State's Dr. Diane Miller is working with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) to create a new variety of apple. MAIA has more than 140 apple growers involved in the project. The project lasted four years and had about forty apple selections and varieties. Each apple variety were evaluated at events like Cleveland's Fabulous Food Show in November 2010. The new apple variety, EverCrisp was chosen based on a taste review panel. “The rationale for the project was that consumer demand must pull apples through the marketing streams based upon quality,” explained Miller.
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
The Waterman Farm has paired with the James Cancer Hospital to create the Garden of Hope. The community garden is designed for cancer survivors enrolled in the JamesCare for Life program. It allows cancer survivors to help pick produce throughout the summer. It also gives them the chance to grow their own fresh vegetables at home.
Jun 4, 2013
May 16, 2013
Five faculty and staff members are retiring this year.
Between the five retirees, the total amount of years of service to The Ohio State University came to 160 years!
There was a celebration on May 15 at the Kottman Hall Gazebo to honor the retirees. Faculty, staff, and students ate ice cream and saluted the outstanding people the Department has had the pleasure to work with. Here's some information about the retirees.
May 3, 2013
On April 26th, the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens celebrated Arbor Day on The Oval.
The Arbor Day celebration had a ceremony honoring tress and their importance and the people who take care of them. The ceremony included an Arbor Day poetry reading by Andrea Janelle Dickens, MFA Poetry 2013. The event concluded with a rousing rendition of Carmen Ohio with the addition of special Arbor Day lyrics and the dedication of Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak. The tree was planted on The Oval.
May 1, 2013
Horticulture and Crop Science faculty member, Dr. Peg McMahon, was selected to be a co-facilitator of the Mid-Career & Senior Faculty Learning Community of the Ohio State Teaching Enhancement Programs (OSTEP). The program was designed to give tenured faculty the opportunity to reflect on their teaching and explore new ideas. Dr. McMahon was selected through a competitive, peer-reviewed process. She will develop a personalized teaching enhancement plan. Co-facilitators, like Dr. McMahon, will receive a professional development grant of $1,000. Congratulations, Dr. McMahon!