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Ohio State names vice president for student life

Melissa Shivers, a recognized leader, has been named the next vice president for student life at Ohio State. Shivers currently serves as vice president for student life at the University of Iowa. She is also an adjunct associate professor of educational policy and leadership studies and served as interim associate vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Ohio State is home to more than 6,000 international students who interact with faculty and staff every single day. To educate faculty and staff about how they can work more effectively with the international students, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) developed the International Student Experience Workshop Series. The workshops will include presentations by staff from OIA, other offices on campus, and a panel of international students who will answer questions and share their experiences. Workshop 2 is November 14 and 22 from 9-10:30AM and 10:30-12PM respectively. 

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All faculty planning to march in the academic processional at autumn commencement on Dec. 15 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center should notify their college or regional dean’s office by Nov. 27. On commencement day, faculty registered to participate must be robed and assembled by 1:30 p.m. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Please note: faculty members’ academic regalia will serve as their admission ticket to the ceremony.

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The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000. Awards will be made in the spring of 2020 for projects to begin the following autumn semester. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5 p.m.

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The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation Linkage and Leverage Grants program seeks to Link and Leverage to address compelling food security challenges by building on our strengths in climate, environment, technology and agroecosystems; local to global engagements; new food economies; and campus food cultures and education. Deadline for fall cyle is December 19, 2019.

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Nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, sponsored by Senate Diversity Committee and Human Resources, are due on Friday, January 17th, 2020.

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Nomination for the Distinguished Staff Award, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, are due on Friday, January 17th, 2020.

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Nominations for the Distinguished University Professor, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, are due on Saturday, Febuary 1st, 2020.

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