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Wellness resources lead employee on journey of better health, confidence and peace

When Robin Adams began to lose sight of who she was, and found herself stressed, dissatisfied and unhappy, she turned to the YP4H program and OSU Health Plan health coaches to embark on her path of wellness and eventual self-love.

Lucy Loves Lucy

FOD Custodian Lucille Talbert has made changes for her own health and well-being – starting by walking around the Oval during her breaks and now taking Zumba classes through Your Plan for Health. Learn more about how she incorporates wellness activities into her daily routine.

Million Hearts Month events

Join Ohio State throughout February in supporting heart health by attending one of many complimentary events, including biometric screenings, educational programs and fitness classes.

Small goals and big results: Ohio State wellness resources help staff member succeed

Kathy McNutt’s January 2017 biometric screening was life-changing, and it spurred her wellness journey to be healthier. After learning that Ohio State discounts Weight Watchers memberships, she seized the opportunity...

Ohio State’s wellness culture motivates staff member

Doug Marshall has consistently grown healthier and stronger through a combination of healthy choices sparked by Your Plan for Health (YP4H) and Ohio State’s overall commitment to a culture of wellness.

Hit the Road with the Buckeyes

Get active with Your Plan for Health and "walk" the distance to Ohio State's away Big Ten football games. Join or start a team, track your steps through November 19 and earn Your Plan for Health points.

Seize the Summer Celebration August 16

Join Your Plan for Health on Wednesday, August 16, on the South Oval for an afternoon of health and wellness activities that embrace the Seize the Summer: Find Your Adventure challenge themes.

Faculty and staff got active in the Your Plan for Health Scarlet vs. Gray Showdown

After eight weeks of logging physical activity minutes, Team Gray has been named the champion of the latest Your Plan for Health team challenge.

Seize the Summer: Find your Adventure with Your Plan for Health (YP4H)

Choose your own journey in this summer wellness challenge and earn up to 500 YP4H points. Participate in up to five weekly challenges that enhance emotional well-being and explore different paths of personal growth.

Coming May 1 - The Scarlet vs. Gray Showdown

YP4H is introducing The Scarlet vs. Gray Showdown - a new physical activity team challenge taking place May 1 – June 25.

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Staff Appreciation Week July 23-27

Staff Appreciation Week thanks Ohio State staff members and special activities are planned to celebrate staff and their contributions to the university.

Fifth Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

In recognition for all you do, faculty and staff have the opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the September 22 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game. Faculty and staff must opt-in to enter their name by Tuesday, July 31, at 11:59 p.m.

Staff Career Development Grant applications accepted until July 31

The Staff Career Development Grant provides staff an opportunity to further their growth and development. Eligible staff can apply for up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more towards professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals.

Dependent tuition assistance enrollment window open for autumn 2018 term

The dependent tuition assistance enrollment window for autumn 2018 term is open June 25 through August 24. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term.

HR Council announcement

Nine HR professionals have been named to serve on HR Council, an advisory group to HR leadership for the university’s HR community. Each will serve a three-year term to provide cross-organizational input and advocate on behalf of the campus HR community.

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Tobacco Free reminder

To promote public health, campus community well-being and the university’s goal to be the healthiest higher education institution, tobacco use on Ohio State property is prohibited. Please review the policy, resources and tobacco cessation information that are available.

2018 Distinguished Scholar Award recipients announced

The Distinguished Scholar Award honors senior professors for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and younger faculty members for their demonstrated scholarly potential.

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching recipients

Honored for their superior teaching, faculty members are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and selected by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty.

Dependent tuition assistance enrollment window for summer 2018 term closes June 15

The dependent tuition assistance enrollment window for summer 2018 term closes Friday, June 15. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term.

Ohio State benefits: Seeking medical care while traveling

Anyone enrolled in an Ohio State faculty and staff medical plan automatically has access to Ohio State Travel Assistance when traveling outside Ohio and abroad.
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