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SENR News Highlights

Jan. 28, 2021
SENR News Highlights for late January 2021

SENR News Highlights

Late January News Highlights for the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Find out what's new in the school, learn about recent publications, celebrate recognitions with us and plan to attend programs offered and much more!



Congratulations to Laura Mason, advised by Professor Richard Dick, who has been chosen as an autumn 2020 Presidential Fellow by the Graduate School at The Ohio State University.  Read more about this prestigious award here.

On Social

The Knowledge Exchange (KX) featured Maggie Beetstra, in their “Quick! Answer This” interview this week.  Maggie is a PhD candidate and graduate fellow in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Watch on Twitter or on Facebook.

The school has launched our YouTube channel, which can be accessed here (or via our website’s homepage). Featured on the channel right now are Playlists on our undergraduate majors, Ohio Woodland Stewards, the Environmental Professionals Network, and collaborative wildlife partnerships/initiatives. Subscribe to our channel when you have a chance!

Virtual Events / Webinars / Programs

The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Susan Clayton, Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology at The College of Wooster, who will present, “Climate change and psychosocial wellbeing” on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Join via Zoom at 4:10 p.m.

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Matt Shumar, program coordinator for the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative is a featured presenter for Ohio History Connection’s Wild Ohio Week.  Matt will present (Jan. 29), "Improving Small Forest Patches for Birds."  Learn more about Matt's talk and others on the Ohio History Connection’s website here.

Share with others the opportunity to relax, learn and Escape to the Forest with the Ohio Woodland Stewards (OWS) Program every Friday!
A webinar on Buckeyes - More than just the state tree: Reconsidering the genus Aesculus with OSU Extension’s Ann Chanon was featured on January 22 as part of the weekly Escape to the Forest!

Learn about Ohio's state tree here

Upcoming OWS classes you won't want to miss with School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty!

**Save March 1-3 for the 2021 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference!  Details on registering Available Now.

Interested in learning how to enhance your landscape for birds and other wildlife? Join fellow gardeners and nature enthusiasts for The Living Landscape Speaker Series!  Wildlife Program Specialist Marne Titchenell gave a talk on January 22 available here on how to make these enhancements.  Register for upcoming talks here.

Join the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) on Feb. 9 via Zoom for a discussion of sustainable pathways with School of Environment and Natural Resources alumni (Andrew Wehr ’95, Mike Bellantis ’10, and Caleb Thomas ’11) and intergenerational leaders from Cardinal Health, Inc. Join the virtual webinar to get a glimpse into what it is like to work as part of a team that understands the long-term health of communities, its colleagues, customers, and partners depend on a sustainable world.  Find out how these leaders have had the opportunity to achieve rewarding sustainability results in support of Cardinal Health’s global operation.  And, hear from leaders of Net Impact, an Ohio State student organization on their sustainability aspirations and what sustainability should encompass going forward.  

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. is an integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices worldwide. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in 46 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500. 

Learn more about the virtual program and register HERE.

Take a moment and meet and welcome Cecil Okotah, who recently joined the School of Environment and Natural Resources as the EPN Program Assistant. 



If you missed the January EPN program, “Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad, a tribal climate adaptation menu” the (edited) recording for the January EPN virtual event is now available on EPN’s YouTube channel.

Faculty member Christine Sprunger will present a webinar “Management Practices That Impact Soil Health and Organic Matter” on March 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. The webinar is part of the Organic Production Winter Webinar Series.  Learn more about the series here and other scheduled webinars.