Campus Campaign 2016: Connecting the dots!

May 2, 2016, 12:00am

Thank You for Participating in Campus Campaign 2016.

Connecting the dots was the theme of The Ohio State University campus campaign, which ended May 2.

Final participation figures can be found here.

 

Appreciation Event Photos

Week 8 Featured Funds

Campaign Featured Funds

Participation Progress

Review Payment Options

Donor Profile: Dr. David A. Benfield

Watch the University's Kickoff Video

Week 7 Featured Funds

Week 5 Featured Funds

Week 4 Featured Funds

Week 3 Featured Funds

Week 2 Featured Funds

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has a goal of 45-percent participation.

Every gift counts. During last year's campaign, a record number of CFAES employees gave back to the college, helping to empower research, scholarship and programming.

As a CFAES employee, your generosity is key. Even a donation of $1 helps.

 


Who's Participating?

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is currently at 32 percent, with 221 participants needed to meet our goal of 45 percent.

Participation Rates for Campus Campaign 2016 CFAES is at 32 percent partcipation

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Week 8 Featured Funds

Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

The Dr. Mark Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund 482871 Learn more here.

Horticulture and Crop Science Advancement Fund 303108 Learn more here.

School of Environment and Natural Resources

School of Environment and Natural Resources Scholarship Fund 313978 Learn more here.

The Barnebey Family Scholarship Fund 600329 Learn more here.

Week 7 Featured Funds

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Environment, Economy, Development & Sustainability (EEDS) Major Support Fund 314185  Learn more here.

Havlicek Memorial Lecture Series in Applied Econometrics 603017  Learn more here.

OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center

Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center Research & Education Fund 313026  Learn more here.

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Week 5 Featured Funds

Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Department of Agricultural Education Program of Excellence Fund 601701 Learn more here.

The J. Robert and Catharine P. Warmbrod Graduate Education and Research Fund 607552 Learn more here.

Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural Engineering Support Fund 303027 Learn more here.

FABE Graduating Senior Fund 310424 Learn more here.


Week 4 Featured Funds

Department of Entomology

Entomology Seminar Fund 305272 Learn more here.

Entomology Student Awards 314248 Learn more here.

Department of Food Science and Technology

Food Science & Technology Equipment and Technology Fund 314430 Learn more here.

Food Science and Technology Annual Fund 312651 Learn more here.


Week 3 Featured Funds

Department of Animal Science

Animal Sciences Quadrathlon Team 305538 Learn more here.

Animal Sciences Student Outreach Education & Recruitment Fund 313006 Learn more here.

International Programs

Agriculture Intern Program Discretionary Account 308733 Learn more here.

International Programs Special Fund 302757 Learn more here.


Week 2 Featured Funds

Department of Plant Pathology

Farm Science Review


Campaign Featured Funds

And you can always choose from our featured funds:

Consider these funds for this year's Campus Campaign

In addition, you may choose from numerous other CFAES funds, including those that help Ohio State Extension, Ohio 4-H, Agricultural Technical Institute, OARDC, Master Gardeners, and the Chadwick Arboretum. In fact, any university contribution -- including those made to Pelotonia -- count toward Campus Campaign goals.

Employees can make contributions by clicking here and entering login/password. Payroll deductions begin July 1 and continue until further notice. You may change designations and amounts at any time.

What are My Payment Options?

To make a one-time gift:

  • Cash—Drop off in person at 1480 West Lane Avenue. Please do not send cash through the mail, to ensure your gift is secure.
  • Check—Make payable to The Ohio State University Foundation.
  • Credit card—Include your credit card number and expiration date on your gift form or make your gift online now. Medical Center staff and faculty can access the Campus Campaign web site through OneSource, the Medical Center’s Intranet. Emeritus faculty and retirees can give online at giveto.osu.edu. OSU Physicians, Inc. staff can make credit card gifts at giveto.osu.edu.

To make an ongoing gift:

  • Payroll deduction -- Sign up at campuscampaign.osu.edu and choosing the payroll deduction option, or include deduction information on your gift form. Deductions are ongoing gifts through per pay installments (12 times per year for those paid monthly and 26 times per year for those paid biweekly) and continue until Gift Processing or the Campus Campaign office is notified otherwise.

Whether you make a gift via cash, check credit card or payroll deduction, please remember to sign your form before sending it in. More FAQs can be found here.

Our college contacts for Campus Campaign are ambassadors Greg Davis and Steve Slack and development liaison Emily Jewell.

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CFAES Staff Appreciation Events: Hope You Caught One!

Staff lines up for Italian lunch at the Wooster event Pancake beakfast drew a crowd in Columbus

Thank you for all you do for CFAES!

Wooster Campus

Free Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fisher Auditorium

Fiore's Italian Ristorante

Columbus Campus

Free Pancake Breakfast

8 to 10 a.m.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Agricultural Administration Auditorium

(healthy menu options will be available)

Fiore's Italian Ristorante Chris's Cakes
Sponsored by Campus Campaign 2016 and CFAES Staff Advisory Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benevolent Dr. Benfield

Secrest Arboretum is a cherished place of refuge for Dr. David A. Benfield.

This motivated his generous gift, which helps the arboretum establish a prairie garden that will educate visitors about plants that grow on Ohio’s prairies.

The Welcome and Education Center at the Secrest Arboretum Fund 312597 is one of those promoted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during Campus Campaign 2016. Contributions of all amounts through April 30 will add to the college’s participation tally. 

“Secrest is a wonderful place to walk through and see the diversity of horticulture that exists in the state of Ohio,” said Benfield, associate vice president for agricultural administration and director of The Dr. David A. BenfieldOhio State University CFAES Wooster campus. “It is a great place to meet people. You are sheltered from the rest of the world.”

In addition to the research and teaching, the arboretum serves many highly-valued purposes, including the promotion of wellness, the preservation of greenspaces, and a place where families can discover nature, Benfield said.

His recent garden donation is in the name of his first wife, Marylin. He hopes his gift will encourage others to follow through with donations.

 “My hope would be that other people would see the value in the arboretum,” he said. “They would open up their minds and hearts and pocketbooks.

“It is not going to go away. That’s a wonderful thing: when you contribute to something that will be there probably for decades to come for people to enjoy,” Benfield said.

Joined by his current wife, Melnee, Benfield has made continual contributions to Secrest over the years since coming to Ohio State in 2002. The tradition of giving to various philanthropies began while at South Dakota State University, where his research isolated the virus that causes porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in 1991, he said. The disease attacks the swine population and costs the swine industry nearly a billion dollars in annual losses, Benfield said.

His discovery led to development of a vaccine that is still used today.

“You always hope for a ‘wow’ moment in your career, and I hope that was the wow moment, Benfield said. “It changed the course of the research path for almost a decade.”

 

 

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Week 8 Featured Funds

Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

The Dr. Mark Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund 482871

The Dr. Mark Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund 482871 was created to provide scholarships to Horticulture and Crop Science students interested in fruit and vegetable production. The fund is in memory of Dr. Mark Bennett, a professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. “Dr. Bennett was passionate about teaching, research and Ohio State,” said Dr. Jim Metzger, department chair.

Horticulture and Crop Science Advancement Fund 303108

The Horticulture and Crop Science Advancement Fund 303108 department activities such as teaching, undergraduate research, student co-curricular activities, outreach education and alumni relations. This also includes guest speakers, class field trips, and hands-on learning experiences.

School of Environment and Natural Resources

School of Environment and Natural Resources Scholarship Fund 313978

This fund supports scholarship awards for undergraduate students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. The school creates science-based knowledge and fosters environmental sustainability through teaching, research and outreach. Discovery and leadership are promoted through a comprehensive approach that integrates the natural and social sciences, leading to a better understanding of environmental and natural resource challenges locally, regionally and globally.

The Barnebey Family Scholarship Fund 600329

Income provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships in the School of Natural Resources and student-oriented endeavors of significance to the school's progress. This endowment fund was established in 1995 from proceeds from the sale of The Barnebey Center in southeastn Ohio. The school operated the center, a former summer camp, as the location for a natural resources capstone course for seniors.

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Week 7 Featured Funds

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Environment, Economy, Development & Sustainability (EEDS) Major Support Fund 314185

The Environment, Economy, Development & Sustainability (EEDS) Major Support Fund 314185 provides co-curricular programming opportunities and supports experimental classroom-based projects to engage EEDS students in exploring environmental, social and economic sustainability. These funds help develop the program and are used the discretion of the director.The many facets of AEDE

The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major launched in the fall of 2012. EEDS is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability.

This major provides the core knowledge and skills students need to launch a career in sustainability in the private, public or non-profit sectors. EEDS is one of the first sustainability academic programs in the country to offer a business component

Havlicek Memorial Lecture Series in Applied Econometrics 603017

The Havlicek Memorial Lecture Series in Applied Econometrics was established February 4, 1994 by former students, colleagues, family and friends of the late Joseph Havlicek, Jr., professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. 

Professor Havlicek, who was at different points in his well-accomplished life, a student, a faculty member, a leader and a researcher at Ohio State, focused on price analysis and applied econometrics in his career. The yearly seminar named after him focuses on new research in this field to continue Professor Havlicek’s dedication to this topic of study.

This fund assists with seminar speaker travel and other seminar activities to host highly talented speakers in Applied Economics and provides support for lectures and related events. 

OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center

Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center Research & Education Fund 313026

Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC) at The Ohio State University is a champion of biobased materials for improved sustainability. OBIC’s mission is to expedite bioproduct commercialization through industry stewardship, business development, and educational programming – the Sustainable World Tour. The Sustainable World Tour is a mobile educational unit used to deliver lessons, demonstrations, and information on bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts to schools and the community. The goal of OBIC's educational programming is to provide a means to bring bioproducts into classroom and help educators achieve the following objectives:

  • Meet rigorous academic content standards
  • Address STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) goals
  • Develop workforce skills and inspire future innovators to develop sustainable solutions to global problems through hands-on, experiential learning.

The Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center Research & Education Fund 313026 is used to support operations of the education program, including student positions and internships, to educate the marketplace comprised of teachers, students, and leaders as to the sustainability of renewable materials derived from plants as well as to encourage youth to pursue careers in the agbiosciences.

The van visited an Ag Awareness Event in Ashland County September 25 and 26, 2014. More than 450 students and adults learned about biobased products and their effect on the environment.

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Week 5 Featured Funds

Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Department of Agricultural Education Program of Excellence Fund 601701

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) focuses on preparing educators, communicators and leaders in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences.ACEL

The Department of Agricultural Education Program of Excellence Fund 601701 is used for strategic investments in areas such as alumni relations, professional development for students, faculty, and staff and innovations in classroom teaching, extension or research.

“This fund provides resources that we would not otherwise have to invest in ACEL’s most important asset—our people, and other special projects that support growth of the department,” said Interim Chair of the department, Graham Cochran.

The J. Robert and Catharine P. Warmbrod Graduate Education and Research Fund 607552

Income enhances graduate and education and research in the Department of Agricultural Education.

The J. Robert and Catharine P. Warmbrod Graduate Education and Research Fund 607552 augments graduate student education and research.

It provides resources for graduate students to present at national conferences such as the annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference and the American Association for Agricultural Education Research Conference.

This summer, Carla Jagger, graduate research associate, plans to use funds allotted to her for traveling to both conferences.

“While attending these conferences, I will be presenting research related to preparing Agriscience pre-service educators for the 21st century, global learning environments. Without these funds, I may not have had the opportunity to attend and engage professionally with both organizations,” she said. 

“These funds have allowed students to jump start their academic careers as they are able to present research and network with experts in the field  and other graduate students from throughout the U.S. and beyond,” said Scott Scheer, professor in the department. 

Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural Engineering Support Fund 303027

Through this fund, alumni and friends of the department have the opportunity to support general operation of FABE, along with opportunity costs, critical priorities and student activities.

Advancing science, teaching principles and applications, and disseminating knowledge of engineering. The goal of that knowledge is to efficiently produce, distribute, and process biological products (such as food, feed, fiber, and fuel) while conserving natural resources, preserving environmental quality, and ensuring the health and safety of people.

The department offers diverse curriculums leading to degrees in Agricultural Systems Management, Construction Systems Management, and Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 
 

FABE Graduating Senior Fund 310424

The FABE Graduating Senior Fund 310424 supports and enriches undergraduate student recruitment. 

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Week 4 Featured Funds

Department of Entomology 

Scientist working with bedbug

Education enrichment, network expansion and collaboration establishment.

The Department of Entomology offers a weekly seminar series where esteemed scientists from university, industry, and government agencies from around the world are invited to Ohio State to lecture and interact with students, staff, and faculty. 

Entomology Seminar Fund 305272 supports travel expenses for speakers visiting campus.

“This provides an incredible opportunity to enrich the educational experience of our students, expand our network of professional connections, and establish collaborations,” Department of Entomology Chair Dan Herms said.

Each year the Department of Entomology honors essential graduate student contributions.

Entomology Student Awards 314248 helps sustain a tradition of honoring exemplary student accomplishments within the department.

Awards are given to a deserving graduate student in each of the four core mission areas:  research, teaching, extension/outreach, and service. Chosen students receive a plaque and a cash award at the annual departmental spring awards picnic. 

Department of Food Science and Technology

Students in the labThe Food Science & Technology Equipment and Technology Fund 314430 supports equipment and technology essentials that assist faculty in conducting research and engagement in collaborative projects.

“It enables our students to get a high-quality education with hands-on experience to prepare them for a successful career in the food industry,” said Kelly Elisar, industry liaison for the Department of Food Science and Technology. 

The Food Science and Technology Annual Fund 312651 supports student product development activities and is used at the discretion of the department chair. Funds have sustained laboratory equipment and supplies along with travel for student competitions.  

 

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Week 3 Featured Funds

Department of Animal Science

Encompassing curriculum and disciplines within the Animal Sciences major, the Quadrathlon team provides students the opportunity to engage in knowledge-based competition.

The Animal Sciences Quadrathlon Team 305538 fund supports travel to the Midwestern American Society of Animal Science and the American Dairy Science Association competition.

The team is comprised of three to four undergraduate students. Competition includes four components: quiz bowl, a practical exam, a written exam and an impromptu presentation.

Here students have the chance to demonstrate knowledge gained from the Animal Sciences major.Students in the lab

“It’s a real challenge for them, they have the opportunity to think on their feet and experience reacting and demonstrating knowledge under pressure,” said Joseph Ottobre, Quadrathlon team advisor and Animal Sciences faculty.

The winning team has the opportunity to compete against other teams from Midwestern universities and interact with their respective faculty and students at the ASA and ADSA competition.

“It is an extremely valuable opportunity for many students and contributes significantly to the experience of gaining an education from the Department of Animal Sciences,” team memberEmily Warnock said.

The Animal Sciences Student Outreach Education & Recruitment Fund 313006 was established to support and enhance student outreach education and recruitment at the direction of the Department Chair efforts may involve expenses include but not limited to student and staff labor.

International Programs

Each year, nearly 400 students from 30 to 40 countries worldwide are funneled through the Ohio Agricultural Intern Program for practical job training with agricultural businesses.

The Agriculture Intern Program Discretionary Account 308733 supports different educational programs for both foreign and American agricultural and horticultural students. The program also awards prizes to students for outstanding service as interns along with special awards to hosting companies.

“It gives us an extra ability to do things for those that we were charged to educate,” said Mike Chrisman, assistant director for International Programs in Agriculture.People in a field

The program provides students with training and firsthand experience with internship and job placement opportunities around the globe.

Locally, Oakland Nursery, Scioto Country Club and farmer Tom Hamilton are among the broad list of business partners from across the United States.

The International Programs Special Fund 302757 supports international research scholarships for students, collaborative activities with partners and campus programs aimed at advancing solutions to agricultural challenges.

Bringing current and potential international partners to campus furthers potential collaborative research.

“Many of these partnerships have been initiated and/or strengthened between CFAES and institutions in regions of strategic importance to Ohio State- mainly the OSU Gateway countries (Brazil, India, and China), Tanzania, and the greater East Africa region,” said Beau Ingle, program manager in the Office of International Programs in Agriculture.

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Week 2 Featured Funds

Plant Pathology

Teaching, research and extension— three missions exemplified within the Department of Plant Pathology.

The Plant Pathology Annual Fund 302418 supports departmental needs and activities, such as outreach, alumni relations, students co-curricular activities and undergraduate research.

Presentations

This fund supports student travel to professional meetings, alumni outreach and engagement, along with departmental operations and activities.

“It has allowed the department to offer valuable student support which has made our graduates successful professionals. We invest in our people and other special projects which grow our department,” said Sarah Williams, academic program specialist, Department of Plant Pathology.

The Professorship in Plant Protection 605816 provides salary and program support for a distinguished scholar and researcher in the field of plant protection. The fund allows its manager to provide primary support for graduate and undergraduate student recruitment efforts and scholarships.

“It is important because every student within the Department of Plant Pathology is involved in the research mission,” academic program specialist Sarah Williams said.

Farm Science Review

The James H. Given, Jr. Farm Science Review Educational Improvement Fund 642535 supports the construction of educational displays, exhibits, and facilities in the Farm Science Review Central Exhibit Area and the Gwynne Conservation Area.

Recent construction of a wetland observation deck at the Farm Science Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area allows for a new variety of ecological learning opportunities.

PRetty garden with windmill

Adjacent to the crop production fields at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, the Gwynne serves as a hands-on learning area for Ohio State students and the community.

“The fund is making an impact not only on Farm Science Review attendees, but also the students and community members that have access to the area essentially all year long to observe conservation practices,” Matthew Sullivan said.

People are able to walk directly into the wetland area and observe the persity of life, said Sullivan, assistant manager of the Farm Science Review.

It is also contributing to a new Christmas tree plantation at the Gwynne involving Ohio State Silviculture students where they can experience tree planting, growth observation and health surveillance.

*Silviculture is a course offered in the School of Environment and Natural Resources that explores forest function and structure

The Utzinger Memorial Garden Fund 607438 supports the maintenance and improvements of the Utzinger Memorial Garden at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.

Showcasing a wide variety of plant exhibits, honeybee and pollinator production observation and a new state of the art irrigation system, the Utzinger Memorial Garden serves as an educational resource for many.

“It is impacting future generations and how they look at conservation and gardening techniques,” said Matthew Sullivan, assistant manager of the Farm Science Review.

The fund supports the Clark County Master Gardeners in maintenance of plant material, beautification of the gardens and their educational efforts, Sullivan said.

“All generations can use these types of educational programming to not only better themselves, but better the community around them.”

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Campus Campaign is University-Wide

Our college is but one layer among many at Ohio State. Excitement is building all across campus, as illustrated on Twitter (#Buckeyes Give) and in the video.

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Connecting the dots is this year's theme for Campus Campaign