Staff Appreciation Week - Human Resources at Ohio State

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is an annual celebration of Ohio State staff members to recognize their contributions to the university. Throughout the week of July 22-28, 2019, several campus-wide events and activities will be planned for the thousands of Ohio State staff members to thank them for their dedication to advancing the university’s mission.

Staff Appreciation Week events and activities will include exclusive tours of university landmarks like Ohio Stadium, special promotions, discounts and ticket offers for local sporting events, and other special offerings for Ohio State staff.

Additionally, colleges, offices and departments are encouraged to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of staff. Units and colleges may plan appreciation activities when it best fits their schedules.

2019 Events

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Celebrate Staff Appreciation Week with a frozen treat. Take an afternoon break for free ice cream treats while supplies last.

  • Monday, July 22, 1-4 p.m., Brief program around 1:30 p.m., Oval in front of Bricker Hall

Tours of the following campus attractions have been arranged on a first come-first served basis. To make a reservation, email hr-eventsrsvp@osu.edu no later than 5 p.m. the day before the tour. Please specify tour location, tour date and time. and provide a contact phone number. Due to limited capacity, the stadium tours are for employees only.

Historic Costume and Textiles Collections Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Friday, July 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. FULL

Meet in the Columbia Gas Student and Alumni Lounge in the center of Campbell Hall on the second floor outside our Gladys Keller Snowden gallery which is room 279. Attendees will have a preview of the”Campus Fashion: Celebrating Student Attire 1870s and Beyond” exhibition which will open August 31, as well as a peek into our storage areas that house over 12,000 artifacts of historic fashion for men, women and children. To reserve your space, email hr-eventsrsvp@osu.edu.


OHIO STADIUM TOURS
  • Tuesday, July 23, 9 – 10:30 a.m. FULL
  • Wednesday, July 24, 1:30 – 3 p.m. FULL

Visit the Horseshoe and see where the Buckeyes play during a complimentary tour. Reserve your spot by emailing hr-eventsrsvp@osu.edu and specifying tour location, date and time, and provide a contact phone number. RSVPs are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only for employees. RSVPs must be received prior to 5 p.m. the day before and participants should meet at the main entrance (Rotunda) of the stadium 5 minutes prior to the start time.


THE OHIO STATE PLANETARIUM
  • Tuesday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. FULL
  • Wednesday, July 24, 5 p.m. FULL
  • Thursday, July 25, 3:30 p.m. FULL
  • Thursday, July 25, 5 p.m. FULL
  • Saturday, July 27, 1 p.m. FULL

To make a reservation, email hr-eventsrsvp@osu.edu no later than 5 p.m. the day before the tour. View Voyage Through the Solar System, a live show presented by Ohio State astronomers, that takes visitors on a tour of our solar system, stopping by the planets, dwarf planets and the asteroids. The Ohio State Planetarium is located on the 5th floor of Smith Laboratory at 174 W 18th Ave, on the Ohio State Main Campus in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit The Ohio State Planetarium website.


Orton Geological Museum Tours
  • Monday, July 22, 2019 11:30 a.m. FULL
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:30 p.m. FULL

Guided tours of the Orton Museum take about 45 minutes (plus time to look at things not covered during the tour) and cover the geologic history of Ohio. Experience real fossils including trilobites, coral, a dinosaur bone and mammoth & mastodon teeth. To reserve your space, email hr-eventsrsvp@osu.edu.


WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERIES – ART AND MEDITATION
  • Wednesday, July 24, 12-1 p.m. FULL

Join us for a creative infusion of art and meditation in the Wexner Center galleries, with our weekly On Pause series. Discussion and meditation instruction will take place at the beginning of each session, but you can drop in and participate at any time during the hour. To reserve your space, please RSVP here.


WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS TOUR
  • Thursday, July 25, 1-2 p.m. FULL
  • Friday, July 26, 1-2 p.m. FULL

Ohio State staff and faculty are invited to experience the Wexner Center’s summer exhibitions with a free guided tour led by knowledgeable docents. Summer exhibitions include Barbara Hammer: In This Body, Cecilia Vicuña: Lo Precario/The Precarious, and Jason Moran. Guided tours are highly interactive and visitors are encouraged to ask questions and actively engage with the art. To reserve your space, email hr-eventsrsvp@osu.edu.

July 22-28 (with presenting your Wexner Medical Center/OSU ID)

  • Scarlet Ribbon Gift Shops: 30 percent off Wexner Medical Center merchandise only this week.
  • BistrOH! and BistrOH! To Go: Buckeye Break prices on coffee and fountain drinks at all BistrOH! Locations all week; fountain soda $.91, coffee $.79, bottled water $.99, and Crimson Cup Coffee $1.00 off.
  • Cheryl’s cookies (OSUWMC location only): 15% off on any full priced items (must show OSU ID).
  • Wendy’s (main hospital): free small chili or frosty with purchase (must show OSU ID).
BAREBURGER

Receive a 15% discount from July 22-28 with a BuckID at the Bareburger Clintonville location: 4560 N High Street, Columbus.


COLUMBUS CLIPPERS

The Clippers host the Gwinnett Stripers, the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves July 26-28. Special discounts on family and individual tickets are available for Ohio State employees.

Friday, July 26, gates open at 5:30 p.m., game time is 7:15 p.m.

  • “The Office” Night featuring an appearance by Brian Baumgartner who played Kevin Malone on the show. Brian will meet and greet fans from the 1st inning until the end of the 6th inning on the concourse behind homeplate.
  • $5 Brewfest, $5 Winefest Friday for the entire game.
  • Los Veleros Night. The Clippers become Los Veleros as they wear a special Veleros uniform. The Veleros feature a live DJ spinning Latin music until first pitch. Featuring margarita specials for purchase and a feature food item from El Vaquero Mexican Restaurants, on the Right Field Plaza, from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Order tickets.

Saturday, July 27, gates open at 5:30 p.m., game time is 7:15 p.m.

  • The 2019 Fantasy Camp Coaches Autograph Session, from 6-7:30 PM, on the concourse behind home plate, featuring Joe Charboneau, Len Barker, Kent Mercker, Carlos Baerga, Mike Hargrove, and Fergie Jenkins. (subject to change)
  • Party-at-the-Park from 5:30-7 p.m. Live music performed by J.T. Hillier in the Right Field Plaza.
  • Fireworks following the game.
  • Order tickets.

Sunday, July 28, gates open at 1 p.m., Fantasy Camp game at 1:30 p.m., game time is 4:05 p.m.

  • Fantasy Camp Game featuring former Major League Stars Ferguson Jenkins, Mike Hargrove, Len Barker and Kent Mercker.
  • Fun Run Around the Bases following the Clippers game.
  • Order tickets.

COLUMBUS CREW S.C.

Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Ohio State faculty and staff can get discount tickets to support your hometown team, the Columbus Crew S.C. as they take on the Montreal Impact soccer club. All kids 14 and under are invited to the pitch after the match for post-match penalty kicks, weather permitting. Find tickets.

Additional games and offers:

Saturday, August 17, versus Toronto FC at 7:30 p.m.

  • Columbus Zoo Night. Join Columbus Zoo on the Plaza before the match!
  • All kids 14 and under are invited to the pitch after the match for post-match penalty kicks, weather permitting.
  • Find tickets.

Sunday, September 29, versus Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m.

  • Hispanic Heritage Night
  • All kids 14 and under are invited to the pitch after the match for post-match penalty kicks, weather permitting.
  • Find tickets.

GATEWAY DISTRICT RETAILER PROMOTIONS

Check out the list of merchants in the Gateway offering deals/discounts this week in honor of Ohio State staff! Bring your Buck-ID, staff or Medical Center ID to receive the discounts.

All offers, limit one person, per day.

  • Aracri Pizza: Buy one get one free slices for all week.
  • Barnes & Noble: 10% off most Ohio State apparel and B&N reading and reference books. Drop off your business card at Sloopy’s Cafe during Staff Appreciation week for a chance to win one of three $25 B&N gift cards (one business card entry per person please).
  • Berry Blendz: Buy one get one free on any regular-sized smoothie. Offer good Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, only.
  • Coffee Connections: Buy one get one free on all drinks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. all week.
  • The District PourHouse: Buy one get one free shareable, district dog or dessert.
  • Elia’s Athenian Grill: Buy one get one 50% off.
  • First Watch: Buy one get one free entree.
  • Gateway Film Center: One free admission with an OSU ID.
  • Leo’s on the Alley: $1 well drinks and $1 Labatt drafts until 8 p.m. daily. Also enter your business card for a chance to win a $25 gift card and a Leo’s t-shirt.
  • Raising Canes: Buy one Box Combo, get one Box Combo free July 22-28. Please show your Buck ID or OSU Medical Center ID at the time of purchase for redemption. (Available at the south campus location, 10 E. 11th Ave, Columbus.)

OHIO STATE FAIR LUNCH SPECIAL

Tuesday, July 30, through Thursday, August 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Special $2 discount admission price for entry to the Ohio State Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Change up your lunch routine and sample some of the hundreds of sizzling, mouthwatering snacks at the Fair by printing this coupon. Visit ohiostatefair.com to view the interactive food finder to see all that is available or search for your favorite fair food.


SHORT NORTH PROMOTIONS

Below is a list of merchants in the Short North offering deals/discounts this week in honor of Ohio State staff! Bring your Buck-ID, staff or Medical Center ID to receive the discounts.

  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Receive a free standard/single to trio upgrade with a BuckID at the Jeni’s Short North location: 714 N. High Street, Columbus.
  • Hubbard Grille: Free Brussels sprout appetizer (their signature app) with an entree purchase. Can be used for brunch or dinner at the Short North location: 793 N High Street, Columbus.

WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS FREE ADMISSION JULY 23-27

The Wexner Center for the Arts is offering free admission to the Barbara Hammer: In This Body, Jason Moran and Cecilia Vicuna: Precario/The Precarious exhibitions, located in the Wexner Center Galleries. Must present Buck-ID, staff ID or Medical Center ID to receive free admission. Other discounts include film tickets available at member pricing, 10 percent off Wex Store purchases and 10 percent off Wexner Center memberships purchased during this timeframe.

Ohio State staff and faculty are eligible for discounts available off regular admission prices for Broadway performances, hotels, amusement/water parks, sporting events and other attractions all year long.


COESRA

Get discounts for amusement parks and summer family fun attractions, including Cedar Point, Kings Island and Soak City Water Park, COSI, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and other travel, entertainment and leisure activities. Visit COESRA and create a username and unique password, using Membership Key: 151956396803 to access discounts for Ohio State.


CORPORATE OFFERS

July/August 2019

Ohio State faculty and staff have access to discounted Broadway Shows, sporting events and national attractions through Corporate Offers.


TICKETS AT WORK

Exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and more. Please visit TicketsatWork.com for more offers and ordering details. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-331-6483. Your company code is GoBucks.