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Ohio State University News Tips for 6/10/16

Ohio State provides airport for U.S. Army Reserve parachute training – June 11 and 12. On Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, up to 60 U.S. Army Reserve paratroopers will practice drops at The Ohio State University Airport, 2160 W. Case Road. From 1 to 3:30 p.m. on both days, the airport will be closed for take-offs and landings.
In an effort to afford Army specialists training opportunities closer to home, the U.S. Army Reserves and Ohio State entered into a partnership in 2013 to allow the Columbus-based 412th Civil Affairs Battalion to conduct airborne training operations at the airport.
The training exercises begin with a C-130 aircraft, filled with reservist paratroopers, taking off from Rickenbacker International Airport or Port Columbus International Airport. In previous exercises, the C-130 has made up to six passes over the university airport.
Airport and battalion officials have discussed plans to conduct the training drills every other month. Since the operations require complete closure of the airspace, they are scheduled to minimize disruption of normal airport activity. However, everyday civilian jump operators from around the area are not permitted to use the facility for this purpose. Only the military may use the facility with advanced notice.
The public is welcome to view the parachute drops from the airport parking lot or observation tower, which is open to the public daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and accessible through the terminal building. CONTACT: Candi Clevenger, College of Engineering, 614-292-4064, clevenger.87@osu.edu or David Johnson, U.S. Army Reserve, 614-693-9714, david.e.johnson1.civ@mail.mil. SEE: https://engineering.osu.edu/news/2016/06/ohio-state-provides-airport-u.s.-army-reserve-parachute-training.

Former Ohio Rep. Celeste to lead panel on civil political discourse – June 13. Former Ohio Rep. Ted Celeste, director of state programs at the National Institute on Civil Discourse, will lead a panel discussion on “Meeting in the Middle: Civil Discourse in the 2016 Presidential Election” at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 13, at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. The event will examine the role of civil discourse in our everyday politics, while discussing the role of social media, the 24/7 news cycle, and the impact of incivility on voter turnout and civic participation. Read more and register at go.osu.edu/meetmiddle. CONTACT: Steven Blalock, Cathy Becker, Mershon Center, 614-688-5944, blalock.33@osu.edu.

Ohio State hosts National Summit on Collegiate Financial Wellness – June 15-17. Approximately 300 financial literacy educators and higher education professionals from around the country will attend the National Summit on Collegiate Financial Wellness at The Ohio State University June 15-17. Attendees will discuss the top financial challenges facing college students today, including student loan debt. CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, Ohio State Student Life Communications, 614-292-8424, Isaacs.84@osu.edu. SEE: http://swc.osu.edu/financial-education-coaching/national-summit-on-financial-wellness

Dayton Navy Week brings naval commander to Ohio State – June 16. United States Navy Rear Admiral John Haley, Commander, Naval Force Atlantic will visit Ohio State on June 16. Rear Admiral Haley is visiting Ohio as part of Dayton Navy Week, which gives Ohioans the opportunity to meet sailors, learn about the missions they have underway around the world, and see the Navy in action. Rear Admiral Haley will be available for interviews after 3 p.m. on June 16. To schedule an interview, CONTACT: Benjamin Johnson, johnson.7149@osu.edu.

Ohio State hosts Mandela Washington Fellows – June 17-July 31. Ohio State is one of 36 academic institutions across the United States that will host a cohort of 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. The fellows will participate in a six-week academic and leadership institute coordinated by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Center for African Studies from June 17 – July 31 on Ohio State’s main campus. The fellowship provides 1,000 young leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution through academic coursework, leadership training and networking. CONTACT: Maureen Miller at miller.4468@osu.edu or Hank Wilson at wilson.2080@osu.edu.

Camp introduces golf to children with autism. An exercise scientist and a Ladies Professional Golf Association pro have collaborated to develop Ohio’s only sports-dedicated camp for children on the autism spectrum.
The Whole in One Golf Campwill teach children diagnosed with autism to grip, putt and swing during two five-day sessions, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, at The Ohio State University’s Recreational and Physical Activity Center, 337 Annie and John Glenn Ave., and the Raymond Memorial Golf Course, 3860 Trabue Road.
Children on the autism spectrum respond well to the repetition of swinging clubs. After watching an autistic boy nail a shot, LPGA pro and Whole in One instructor Kelly Trent heard him say his first words: “Good golf.”
Jae Westfall, director of the Sport, Fitness and Health Program in the College of Education and Human Ecology, developed the program to fill a need for sports camps for kids on the autism spectrum. The sessions will run from 9 a.m.-noon for younger children, and 1-4 p.m. for older kids. CONTACT:Jae Westfall, westfall.50@osu.edu, 614-292-2606. SEE: https://sfhp.ehe.osu.edu/whole-in-one-golf-camp/

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business offering new professional certificate program for logistics in the supply chain. Supply chains and logistics are increasingly complex in today’s global business environment. New business models are changing the way businesses leverage logistics to meet cost and customer needs. With the continued focus on expanding just-in-time manufacturing and omni-channel retail, companies are using logistics to reduce inventory levels even lower while recognizing that logistics is a core part of customer satisfaction.
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business has announced the Supply Chain Graduate Certificate, an innovative certificate program that addresses these challenges and provides working professionals with knowledge they need to be relevant in today’s supply chain. In less than a year, working professionals can learn to leverage logistics and supply chain solutions for their organizations and accelerate their career path.
All courses will be taught at Fisher College of Business, which is ranked No. 3 for supply chain management and logistics by U.S. News & World Report. The four-course cohort program will start in the fall of 2016 and is designed to be completed in less than a year by taking four consecutive seven-week courses.
Classes begin in late August 2016 and will be completed in late April 2017.
CONTACT: Jim Hendrickson, Fisher College of Business, 614-292-1660, hendrickson.1129@osu.edu. SEE: go.osu.edu/supplychaincertificate