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Dedicated to the staff & partners of the OSU Department of Physical Facilities

New Maintenance Positions to Improve Building Reliability
A plan to markedly improve the reliability of primary building systems was the topic of a recent presentation to President Holbrook’s Coordinating Council. In a written report to the council, which is a group of academic, faculty, and administrative leaders, Director of Maintenance Mike Dixon said that additional labor hours in the maintenance shops and more efficient use of available labor will lead to a noticeable difference in the reliability of campus buildings. Ten new maintenance repair workers, two additional electronic technicians in the Building Automation shop, an electronic technician, and a high voltage electrician in the Utilities division will be funded by an additional $950,000 that will be devoted to this new effort. This amount consists of $500,000 in additional Plant Operations and Maintenance (POM) funding provided by Business and Finance, as well as $450,000 in internal funding that was reallocated from the Building Services division to the Maintenance division. Separate funding will also provide for an additional plumber to implement an emergency shower and eyewash maintenance program, Dixon said. “Physical Facilities will also reallocate internal funds to provide for the key element of a long-term improvement in maintenance performance and subsequent improvement in building systems performance,” Dixon said in the report. “This funding will be used to create several new positions for maintenance planning and recordkeeping,” he wrote. The most important element in this effort will be the addition of four maintenance planners for all campus maintenance shops. “These planners will be primarily responsible for organizing the resources necessary to complete preventive maintenance tasks, including labor, equipment, and supplies,” Dixon said. “They will be the main liaison with the customer in planning maintenance activities to minimize the impact on building operations. They will be involved in repair operations only as they relate to improving maintenance, utilizing equipment failure, and repair feedback to improve maintenance procedures and provide feedback to other groups within the organization that specify new equipment and renovations.” The third element of this maintenance planning effort will be the addition of a maintenance auditor, who will serve to ensure that preventive maintenance is approached consistently, said Assistant Director of Maintenance Wes Shinn. “Unlike

Recognition Program Revised
For several months, the Recognition Committee worked diligently to update the Employee Recognition program. The results of their efforts became effective on January 2005, as follows: • The Supervisor of the Month award was eliminated in favor of the Employee of the Month award, still requiring two support letters. • The Quality Peak Team and Quality Peak Individual awards became the Quality Service award. • The Student Employee of the Month award will continue. Other revisions to the Employee Recognition program, if any, will be announced at a later date. •

President Karen Holbrook and Senior Vice President of Business & Finance Bill Shkurti congratulate James McMahan, custodial worker from the South Region, for 35 years of service to Ohio State.

earlier efforts, the maintenance planners will be assigned to the assistant directors so they can work closely with the superintendents and shop staff. They will spend most of their time in the buildings and the shops and will be focused on looking ahead, not on the crisis of the minute,” Shinn said. “They will work closely with the superintendents to plan labor hour allocation and to set up work days and weeks ahead to save shop personnel from searching for parts and material after work is assigned.” Hiring for these new positions began late in 2004 and is expected to take until mid-2005 to fill all the open positions, Dixon said. “By the end of the year, all personnel should be trained, and operations should be approaching a steady state. From that point, we should be able to begin worthwhile measurement and analysis,” he noted. “A noticeable shift away from labor expended toward repair or reactive maintenance to planned maintenance should be noticeable by early 2006. A slow but gradual improvement in building condition should then follow for years to come,” Dixon wrote. –D.S. •

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Emergency Measures
Workplace Violence, Biohazards, Terrorism
The recent workplace violence training recommended that every workgroup get together and discuss emergency procedures. You can adapt concepts of this sample plan from one workgroup in McCracken Power Plant to suit your own particular needs ... In the event you become aware of an incident where a person is being physically harmed or threatened with imminent physical harm, then ... 1. Remain calm. 2. Remove yourself from the area if you can do so safely and immediately call 9-1-1. 3. If unable to remove yourself and can shut your door, quietly shut your door and call 9-1-1. 4. If you are the “target,” use the code word to signal for help. [Meet with your local coworkers and devise a code word to use in emergencies.] In the event you become aware of an incident where a person is being verbally threatened but physical harm is not imminent ... 1. Notify your supervisor. Keep the environment safe by ... 1. Keeping doors locked. 2. Not propping open doors that should remained closed (i.e., the back door to the power plant). 3. Talking with coworkers in nonargumentative or nonexcitable tones. Keep conversations respectful. 4. Being “in tune” with the environment. If you hear something that seems unusual or out-ofcharacter, report it to your supervisor. As we reviewed in the workplace violence training, remember the “4 Rs” when you are confronted by an angry or hostile person ... 1. Reflect - Don’t get personally drawn into the situation. 2. Restate the hostile person’s concern in your own words for clarity and to show you are listening. 3. Resolve - Do what you can to “fix” the hostile person’s problem. 4. Retreat - If the person is still angry, try to remove yourself from the situation. Follow procedures from this excerpt of Ohio State’s “Emergency Operations and Evacuation Plan” (http:// www.ehs.ohio-state.edu/docs/ohse/ eoep.pdf, page 18) ... 6. Workplace Violence/Terrorism a. Building occupants will become aware of a violent act by the sounds of an explosion, gunfire, scuffling, or by observing events that could only be intentional acts of violence. The observer(s) should immediately call OSU Police at 9-1-1. b. The Building Emergency Coordinator* should attempt to communicate to everyone in the building that a perpetrator of workplace violence is in the building. This may be done by public address announcement, telephone, and/or word of mouth. c. Different types of workplace violence/ terrorism require different actions: 1. Explosion – If an explosion occurs, leave the building using the same evacuation plan and procedures as you would for a fire. 2. Gunfire – If you become aware of gunfire in the building, attempt to evacuate immediately. If evacuation might place you and/or fellow building occupants at risk, take refuge in a room that can be locked. The room should also provide limited visibility to anyone that is outside of it. Secure the door and hide under a desk, in a closet, or in the corner. 3. Physical Threat – If someone’s actions pose a physical threat, get away from the perpetrator, evacuate the area, and call 9-1-1 from a safe location. 4. Toxic or Irritant Gas – Immediately evacuate the building using the same plan and procedures for fire. 5. Hostage Situation – Immediately vacate the area, taking no chances to endanger the life of the hostage. Contact OSU Police at 9-1-1 immediately. 6. Biological/Chemical Threats (Suspicious packages, letters, or substances) – Biological or chemical threats targeting individuals or departments can be controlled by screening incoming materials and by following the procedures listed in [this document’s] Appendix H. d. In the event someone is hurt and/or a fire is caused by these events, contact OSU Police at 9-1-1. They will coordinate the building’s security during an incident and will inform the occupants once the building has been cleared for occupancy. * Note that the “Building Emergency Coordinator” is NOT the Building

Coordinator that the department uses for routine custodial and maintenance service requests. Here we mean emergencies like gunfire, biohazards, terrorism, etc., whether Physical Facilities services the building or not. The list of Building Emergency Coordinators is downloadable from http://www.ehs.ohio-state. edu/docs/ ohse/building_emergency _coordinators.doc. •

all Footb y Staff Polic t Ticke
Faculty and staff members may have two options when renewing or applying for season football tickets this year, according to recommendations to the university’s Athletic Council by its Tickets, Fees, and Access subcommittee. The full council was scheduled to consider the proposal on March 1. Under the proposal, faculty and staff members would have the choice between two options when applying for season tickets ... (1) forgo the 20 percent faculty and staff discount, pay the public rate, and not be required to show identification at the gate on game day, or (2) continue to pay the discounted rate for tickets, but be required to show identification. Under either option, the tickets will be printed for each contest– not one punch card for the entire season. If a staff member purchases discounted tickets and can’t attend a game, two options will be available. The first option would be to give the tickets and your Ohio State identification to someone who can attend the game. If you would need to sell the tickets, you would be required to upgrade to public tickets at the Ohio State ticket office the week before the game (but not the day of the game). A convenience fee would apply to upgrade tickets in addition to the difference between faculty/staff tickets and public tickets. At its February meeting, the university’s Board of Trustees approved a $1 increase for the 2005-06 season, which will feature seven home games compared to last year’s six. Under the proposal, discounted season tickets will cost $329 for faculty/staff members, while the general public will pay $406 for seven home contests. –D.S. •

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People often wonder what it’s like on Selection Sunday for the folks at CBS. They see us reveal and discuss the brackets in what we hope is a smooth and Clark Kellogg concise fashion, CBS Sportscaster and they have no & OSU Alum idea how chaotic things can be, leading up to our show. (For the sports nonenthusiast, a bracket is the drawn stepdown “graph” that shows team pairings and how the winners progress to the next round, ultimately leaving the “Final Four” and the semifinal teams.) Preparation for everyone begins weeks in advance of Selection Sunday. I don’t know a lot about the technical details, but in terms of staying on top of college basketball information, I start when the prior season’s tournament ends. For example, I took a lot of notes during last year’s tournament, and those notes served as a beginning point for me in preparing for this season. Once teams start practicing in midOctober, I try to get out to see half a dozen teams practice before the games start a month later. Once games start, there is hardly a day that I’m not watching, taping, or commentating a college basketball game. I’m simply buried in college hoops for about six months. And I love it!! So when Selection Sunday comes around, followed by the actual tournament, I feel that I’m ready to do my job and do it well. Selection Sunday is one of our longest, most exhilarating, and draining days. We start with production meetings and voice-overs at 8:30 a.m. That will usually be followed by show rehearsals and the taping of interviews with coaches or players. Those interviews will be part of a 1- to 2-hour pregame show that will air at noon. In addition to the pregame show, we will do halftime shows of the SEC and Big Ten Tournament Championship games and a short show between those two games. The Selection Show airs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. So once we go on the air at noon, we’re in “always ready” mode until we go off the air at 7 p.m. to get to “60 Minutes.”

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March Madness
Did you know? ... In 1740, a British fleet admiral watered down the navy’s rum — an unpopular decision. He was nicknamed “Admiral Old Grog,” after the stiff grogram coats he wore. “Grog” soon began to mean the watered down drink itself. When you are drunk on this grog, you are "groggy,” a word still in use.

By Clark Kellogg, CBS Sportscaster, Studio Cohost, and OSU Alum

A standout basketball player at Ohio State (1979-1982), Clark Kellogg led the Buckeyes in both scoring and rebounding as a sophomore and junior. He earned All-Big Ten and Most Valuable Player honors in 1982, when he averaged 16.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Following his junior year, he entered the NBA draft and was the #1 pick of the Indiana Pacers. He played for five seasons before retiring with chronic knee problems. Kellogg provides the “players’ perspective.” His knowledge and experience of playing on the court are brought forth in an informative and enthusiastic style. His attempt to make the game fun for the fan, while providing information that will educate the viewer, is his goal for each telecast. Here is “his take” on March Madness as a sportscaster and studio cohost for CBS ...

March Madness, the three-week men’s NCAA basketball tournament, is one of the most anticipated and exciting sports events on the calendar. The selection of the teams, the one-and-done format, and the certain unpredictability of it make it special. And for the last 10 years, I have been blessed to be part of CBS’s broadcast team. I’ve been a courtside announcer for games, but this year will be my eighth year serving as a co-host in the studio with Greg Gumbel and Seth Davis. I got my start in broadcasting in 1987 when a promising NBA playing career with the Indiana Pacers was cut short after just five seasons because of chronic knee trouble. During the 19871988 season, I was an analyst for the Pacers’ games on radio and also did TV commentary for Cleveland State University telecasts. Two years later, I was doing television commentary for both the Pacers and ESPN. I spent eight years at ESPN before joining CBS fulltime in 1997. And I continue to do about 25-30 games on TV for the Pacers annually.

Follow the 56 games of March Madness at the official NCAA Sports website ... http:// cstv.ncaasports.com/.

While Greg Gumbel, Seth Davis, and I are the link to the tournament for many of our viewers, it is a major team effort that helps us to look good doing our jobs. Our producers, directors, writers, researchers, and technicians log long hours during the tournament and typically are functioning on adrenaline and passion more than sleep. They all do a terrific job. Because the Big Ten Tournament Championship game usually runs right into the Selection Show, we don’t have a lot of time to review the brackets before we actually reveal them to the viewing public. The NCAA selection committee has really worked hard in recent years to get the brackets to us as soon as possible. Typically we have them 40-50 minutes before airtime. A few times, it’s been only 20-30 minutes before airtime!! Those are the times that we’ve really been in scramble mode. That’s when all of the rehearsing that we do pays off. In the studio, we coordinate how the brackets will be revealed and how much time Seth and I, along with Jim Nantz and Billy Packer, will have to analyze them. It is a very fast-moving show, so making just one or two points is all we have time for. We simply are trying to avoid any glaring mistakes. From a technical standpoint, it is a real challenge to make sure teams are in the right places on the brackets and revealed in the correct order. Considering the pace of the show and all of the moving parts, I know we do a good job with it. After the show, we all exhale, and I go to a nearby phone to join Billy Packer, Jim Nantz, and Seth Davis for a 40minute conference call with the print media. I may have one or two other media obligations before retiring to my hotel room around 8:30 p.m. Our president and executive producer will work later into the night to assign the personnel to the eight different first- and second-round sites. Once assignments are given, those folks will start making travel arrangements on Monday morning. That’s the easy part for me, because I am assigned to the studio desk during the tournament and I know where I’ll be. For the first two weeks of the tournament, I will be in New York, and for the last week, I go to the site of the Final Four, which is St. Louis this year. •

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Where Are They Now?
Fred Keer Sr. began his employment in Physical Facilities on November 10, 1966, when he joined the Mechanical Systems shop as a Maintenance Repair Worker 1. He spent his final 12 years in maintenance as Superintendent of the West Shop before retiring from Ohio State in January 1991 after 25 years of distinguished service. After promising his wife that they would never lift a snow shovel ever again, the Keers moved to Florida on the same day as Fred’s retirement, settling in the small town of Port St. Lucie, which is famous for being the spring training home of the New York Mets. Fred eventually took on a part-time job with the local parks and recreation department as a “lead man” inspector or “roaming supervisor,” covering more than 30 parks in the Port St. Lucie area. Since their retirement, the Keers’ hobbies have mainly consisted of home improvement projects. They spent nine years completely remodeling an 1,800 square foot home that they sold five years ago to move into a 2,800 square foot home that they have recently begun to remodel. For the first time in 14 years—this past hurricane season—the Keers had to board up their house and seek alternative shelter because of Level 3 hurricanes “Ivan” and “Francis.” Their two children, Tracey and Fred Keer III (Utilities Division), have blessed them with five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Fred Sr. will be 71 on August 3 of this year. •

Tornado Safety
The week of March 13 is Tornado Safety Week. On March 16 at 9:50 a.m., the tornado sirens will be activated in Franklin County, and numerous businesses, schools, etc., will practice their tornado safety plans. How much do you know about tornado safety? In case of a tornado, what would you do at work? ... at home? The tornado safety plan, regardless of your location, involves seeking shelter away from windows in a permanent structure. A building basement or underground tunnel connection (generally found on campus) are exceptional shelter locations. The best home shelter location would be a basement. If a basement is not available, then a center room closet, bathroom, etc., that is located away from windows is your next best option. Mobile homes, portable structures, vehicles, and large rooms, i.e., gymnasiums, theaters, etc., are unsafe, and relocation to a safer, more secure location is highly recommended. A culvert or ditch may be your last resort if no other shelter is available. General Information Tornado Watch - weather conditions are right for the development of tornados. Tornado Warning - a tornado has been sighted in your area or headed your direction. The tornado sirens would indicate that a warning is in effect and you should go to your shelter area. These sirens are designed to provide a warning for people outside, not inside. Remain in your shelter area until the tornado warning is cancelled. The Fujita Scale is used to measure the severity of tornados. Generally, the degree of damage is evaluated to determine the “F rating” for a particular tornado, corresponding to wind velocity and ranging from F-0 to F-6. For example, an F-5 tornado has winds from 260 to 319 mph, capable of lifting homes and vehicles into the air and depositing the debris a considerable distance from the initial location. Which county in Ohio has experienced the most tornados? Franklin County. What is the most important piece of equipment in a home to monitor impending weather conditions? Many homes utilize weather reports and weather radar signals offered on the web or TV weather channels that are extremely valuable, generally instantaneous, and hi-tech. The problem occurs when your family members are not awake or electricity/cable has been lost, and these options are no longer available. Purchase and monitor a weather radio. These radios allow the weather service to generate an alarm over the frequency to wake up a sleeping household and are equipped with a battery backup. Preparation First and foremost is having a plan in place, monitoring the weather conditions, and implementing the plan, as weather conditions dictate. Required equipment includes an operational and monitored weather radio, a battery-operated regular radio, stored bottled water, blankets, vehicle keys, a flashlight, and a cell phone. –G.I. •

Campus Campaign
The 2005 Campus Campaign, Ohio State’s annual fundraising effort among faculty and staff, will kick off in Physical Facilities on March 17 and will run through April 15. Watch for details in your shops. To make your donation and help reach this year’s goal of $1.2 million, call 292-3065 or visit http:// giveto.osu.edu/areas/campuscampaign/ index.asp. •

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“Ventilation,” “Power Tools,” “Emergency Response,” and “Electrical Safety.” Follow the training links on the EHS website to access these programs. In addition, unit personnel will continue to perform audits of lab standard implementation and chemical hygiene plans throughout the university. This process should take place throughout the next few months. These audits are required by the OSHA Laboratory Standard and facilitate the requirement for annual reviews of chemical hygiene plans. The EHS website is under revision to reflect the new changes and provide additional information related to research safety that is relevant to the researcher to meet compliance requirements. Finally, laboratory inspections will take place at random laboratories on campus so as to identify opportunities for increased compliance with the applicable research safety-related regulations. A “Chemical Safety Checklist for Research Laboratories” that will be used for the inspections is available on-line at http://www.ehs.ohiostate.edu/chemcheck.htm. Contact EHS at 292-1284 if you have any questions. •

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AVP Corner
By Cecil Smith, DrPH Assistant Vice President
Did you know? ... Early pub frequenters had whistles baked into the rim of their beer mugs, used to order more beer, thus “wet your whistle.”

The university research enterprise is currently a $500 million business. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)—one of three divisions in the Department of Physical Facilities— dedicates more than 80 percent of its resources toward activities that support the research mission of the Cecil Smith Assistant university. As the Vice President university strives toward becoming a top10 institution, the research enterprise will grow significantly. To further enhance support of the research enterprise, EHS has created a new work unit. EHS Directs Resources to Support Research EHS has formed a new Research Safety Unit, the purpose of which is to provide training resources for research safety-related topics, provide facilitation to help researchers traverse the various regulatory requirements related to research safety activities, and perform audits and inspections of research laboratories, ensuring compliance with research safety-related regulatory requirements. Mike St. Clair will manage the Research Safety Unit. Currently unit personnel are busy developing content for on-line training programs that can be accessed by research personnel at any time. These training programs are designed to meet the regulatory training requirements for various OSHA standards. This will allow research personnel to take the training program at their desks when convenient and assist compliance with regulatory requirements related to training. Programs that have been developed or are currently under development include “Bloodborne Pathogens,” “Laboratory Standards,” “Personal Protective Equipment,” “Emergency Operations and Evacuation Plans,” “Chemical Safety,” and “Compressed Gases/Cryogens.” Future programs to be developed include but are not limited to “Infectious Waste Disposal,” “Chemical Waste Disposal,”

Taxes 101 Noon ... Thursday, March 3 1184 Postle Hall, 305 W. 12th Ave. As panelists on Tom Wiebell’s “Open Line” radio show on WOSU, Ohio State Professor Ray Krasniewski and Linda Wiget, a certified public accountant, have fielded questions on this radio call-in show to help the audience with their tax questions. This session will discuss changes in the tax laws for 2005, and the presenters will attempt to answer your tax questions as you prepare to meet the April 15 tax filing deadline. The presenters will not help complete individual tax forms. Call 247-7961 to register for this free presentation.

FCOB Sidewalks I just wanted to pass on a note of gratitude from Dean Alutto. He has been out and about, and he is impressed with the response of your team to the snow and ice. The FCOB walks are clear and safe, and we appreciate it. Stephen Moore
Fisher College of Business Fiscal Office

National Pet Month Contest
Congratulations to Barbara Thomas of the Service Center for winning the $50 gift certificate to Complete PetMart in February’s National Pet Month contest. There was a tie among Jacqui Shepherd, Ginny Young, Carrie Washington, and Barbara, so there was a drawing to pick the winner. Additional entries were submitted by Kenny King, Shawn Long, Jackie Yakubowski, and Theresa Thayer. Here are the correct answers ... Nancy Sofer - (L) Bear Ernie McVay - (A) Jack Cathy Turnbull - (H) Taz & (N) Bear Terry McBride - (G) Misty Sharon Bierman - (D) Casey & (K) Rudy Jack O’Dea - (C) Kasey Jackie Yakubowski - (J) Gentle Ben Brad Seaholm - (E) Ben & (I) Jerry Theresa Thayer - (O) Paige Marie Jacqui Shepherd - (B) Marcie & (M) Tootsie Bob Thompson - (F) Llew •

Converse Hall I want to express my deepest thanks for an extraordinary effort by Carolyn McAllister, Agnes Qualls, and other members of your team. We received an in-depth Air Force inspection these last two days that only occurs every three years. Your team went to work on Converse Hall last week and got it in perfect shape for our inspection. My last job was the Commander of Air Force Basic Training, so I know how clean buildings can get. If we at Air Force ROTC can ever do anything for your operation, please ask. Again, thank you for all your help. Colonel Mike Huhn
Professor, Aerospace Studies

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Recognition
on-line at ... http://www.physfac.ohio-state.edu/recognition/

In Memoriam
Alyce L. Smith, age 58, passed away Tuesday, January 25, at her residence. She was a supervisor at Ohio State with more than 25 years of service and a member of World Harvest Church. Alyce is survived by four daughters and one son, seven grandchildren, and her sisters & brothers.

Boiler #1 Start-Up
Jim Madden Don Smith During boiler #1 start-up, the continuous emissions monitor failed because of excess heat from the boiler ductwork and a failed cooler power connection. Don and Jim worked diligently, installing temporary insulation on the duct to prevent heat damage to the CEMS cooler cabinet, and ran a temporary extension cord to power the cabinet cooler. This work was done in a hostile environment of 120°F. Their work helped the cabinet achieve a temperature of 110°F within 30 minutes of completing their work. Before their efforts, the cabinet was at 160°F.

SUCCESS Coins
January 2005
Agnes Qualls Alem Merisha Andrea Marzett 2 Becca Machuga Ben Gaeth Ben Sankey Beth Gramke 2 Beth Seipel Bill Keigley Bill Pratt Bill Teders Brad Seaholm Bruce Nichols Carolyn McAllister Chandler Elliott 2 Charles Pannell Cheryl Patterson 2 Chris Faulkner Connie Gordish Crystal Gatewood Curtis Williams Dan Davis David Abbott 2 David Howard David Kos Debbie Speicher 2 Donald Gatewood 2 Ernest Austin Ernest Jackson 2 Ernie Beidleman Eva Lamar Gary Johnson 2 Gary Peters Heidi Graham Hildred Conner Homer Musser Howard Plantz Jack Lambert Jacques Greene 2 James Wade Jason Ehresman Jason Green Jeremy Durst Jerry Pullins John Hampton 2 John Keller John Mott John Stone Joseph Woods Juan Dusquesne 2 Kahtana Murphy Kathy Ross 2 Kurt Smail Larry Loveless Malcolm Taylor Martha Hoff Matt Gillenwater Melvin Moyer Michael Blackwell Michael Glaze Michael May Mickey Cunningham Mike Hawkins Neal Wolf Oscar Brown Patricia Davis 2 Rebecca Robertson Rick Andaverde Robert Ropp Roger Fettrow Ron Rowan Rosa Denton Rosemary Vest Scott Griffith 2 Scott Kearns Sharon Bierman Steve Smith Tammi Post Tim Ross Todd Kitts Tom Branscomb Tom Lemaster 2 Tyrone Taylor Wade Edwards Walt Moody William Matteson William Taylor 2 Willie Pace

Quality Service
January 2005
Hagerty Hall Move-In
Oscar Brown Larry Loveless Ron Rowan Steve Smith Tyrone Taylor On December 29, 2004, Solid Waste Management was contacted to remove hard trash and recyclables from Hagerty Hall because of prior and occurring departmental move-ins for the January 3 opening of this building. These employees responded quickly to the call and even worked with the construction and cleaning contractors to clear the dock area of snow and ice from the last storm and helped to remove trash in the building. They worked together as a team to help Building Services bring this building on-line for our customers.

Student Employee of the Month
January 2005
Justin Ehresman Decorating Shop
Justin has been diligent in creating a baseline book for fire extinguisher preventive maintenance and documenting tasks he does on a regular basis. He arrives at work with a positive attitude, smiling as he greets each day. Even on those days that are cold, wet, or he has been up all night to prepare papers, he comes to work on time and ready to perform the tasks he has been hired to do for us. With Justin’s can-do attitude and positive outlook, he will go far in the professional world after college.

Boilers #3 & #7 Restart
John Bishop Ed Higginbotham Jim Madden Grover Manning Don Smith On December 19, the #3 and #7 boilers tripped while under high load conditions. This team reacted quickly, getting the boilers relit and steam header pressure stabilized. Their quick reactions to the problem kept steam pressure above 150 PSI during the upset condition and restored header pressure to normal conditions within 30 minutes.

EHS ............................ Bernice McCord Mgt & Planning ..................... Sally Blatt Operations ............... Jacqui Shepherd Kroger Gift Cards .............. Linda Hicks

292-1284 292-0428 688-5850 292-0257

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Did you know? ... In olde England, ale was sold by pints & quarts, and unruly drinkers were told to “mind their pints & quarts.” Today, it’s “mind your Ps & Qs.”

2004 Annual Awards
Quality Peak of the Year - Team
Arps Hall Gratitude - Donald Beach, William Berry, Rita Jennings, Katie Johnson, Denise Luke, Deitra Royster Maintenance Self Study - Becky Hines, Mardene Kelley Cannon Drive “S” Curve Rebuild Project - Glenn Gerhart, Nancy Sofer, Steve Volkmann, Bob Wajnryb, Bo Zhang Financial System Transition of August 2004 - Mary Ann Carleton, Connie Gordish, Mardene Kelley, Kelly McCamey, Pat Myers, Jennifer Potts, Kathy Ross, Brad Seaholm, Beth Seipel, Debbie Speicher Gibraltar Island Roofing Project - Bill Matteson, Paul Roush Columbus Police Department Command Center - Charles Burg, Mike Cordle, Steve Field, Linda Goubeaux, Larry Reed Colliflower, Joseph Collins, Hildred Conner, Harold Dean, Ronald Deem, Allen Duff, Jeremy Durst, Gary Eader, Duane Eiland, Robert Felty, Rebecca Fields, David Fulks, Wallace Giffen, Mike Harper, Jon Harris, Michael Hawkins, Bill Hazlett, Michael Hines, Brent Ingland, Gary Johnson, Alan Johnston, Frank Kinnamon, Jim Kuno, Dean Lambert, Gregory MacCartney, Jim Madden, Steve Mancini, Terry Marquand, Darian Martin, Fred Mathias, Colin McBride, Chelcie McConnell, Alem Merisha, Walt Middy, John Mott, Dean Myers, Jack O’Dea, Bob Peterson, Agnes Qualls, Kathy Ross, Thomas Rousey, Liz Saunders, Brad Seaholm, Robert Searls, Jim Seivert, Ron Sharpe, Kurt Smail, Eric Smith, Dale Spencer, John Stith, Chuck Strauss, Jon Strouse, Jeff Taylor, Jon Taylor, Mark Taylor, William Taylor, Darrell Thomas, Eddie Tucker, Wanda Walker, Harry White, William White, Tom Wuichet, Bo Zhang, John Zink

Bill Teders, Michael Woods

25 Years of Service
Jerry Bender, Tom Branscomb, Bryan Burns, Anice Butt-O’Ryan, Dale Cheney, Flonory Claybrook, Clarence Cunningham, Ed Galloway, James Gavin, Tracy Gunter, Bill Howell, Brian Irvine, Katie Johnson, Lorraine Landrum, Ed Manzione Jr., Terry Marquand, Bill Matteson, Victoria Miller, Michael Mogan, Wil Nazareth, Rebecca Robertson, Liz Saunders, Steve Schreiber, Florence Shanks, Keith Taylor, Wayne Tyler, Elaine Ward, Mark Wilhelm

Quality Peak of the Year - Individuals
Greg Roebke, Charles Gander, Ian Mull, Becky Fields, Brett Garrett, Steve Elliott

30 Years of Service
Anthony Butler, Mary Ann Carleton, Danny Curnutte, Eric Esswein, Pete Finley, Linda Goubeaux, Carol Haley, Mike Harper, Joe Harris, Becky Hines, Larry Reed, Mark Roberts, Adam Speicher, Tom Wuichet

Students of the Year
Leslie Carpenter, Renee Pickel

Employees of the Year
Joseph Collins, John Coppeler, Robert Felty, Tom Lemaster, Rebecca Machuga, Mark Scott

35 Years of Service
James McMahan

1,000 Hours of Sick Leave
Lance Bloomfield, Tom Branscomb, Flonory Claybrook, Joseph Collins, Allen Duff, Gene Hughes, Donald Payne, Bob Peterson, Cecil Smith Jr., William Teders, Joseph Zag, John Zink

2004 Retirees
Walter Bergenthun, Stuart Brace, Annette Crumbley, Douglas Ellis, Al Fields, Tom Fultz, Mike Hall, Charlotte Hamrick, John Hines, James Lee, Dick Lighthiser, Marverline Madison, Jim Marple, Dick Maxey, Gladys McCullough, Bill Moore, Thomas Nagy, Clark Osborne, Scotty Pike, Lorenzo Qualls, Ellsworth Ragland, Doug Ries, Mike Secrest, Gertrude Sheppard, Mike Thompson, Frank Watson Sr., Wilmer Wesley Jr., Bob Yontz Jr.

Supervisors of the Year
Dave Abbott, Dave Giesler, Tracy Gunter

Perfect Attendance
Ricardo Andaverde, Steven Burke, Charles Conner, Gene Davis, Terryl Davis, Jed Dertinger, Ron Forrest, Tom Frenz, Charles Gander, Mardene Kelley, Todd Kitts, David Kos, Eva Lamar, Tom Lemaster, Carolyn McAllister, Michael Mitchell, Michael Mogan, Wil Nazareth, Gary Peters, Larry Reed, Eoin Ruth, Francisco Saavedra, Debbie Speicher, Donald Steele, Bill Teders, Hubert Walker, Gary Weekley, John Wilson, Joe Zag

1,500 Hours of Sick Leave
Dave Abbott, Sam Alabi, Liz Saunders, James Shanks, John Stith, Wanda Walker

2,000 Hours of Sick Leave
Roger Fettrow, Jon Harris, Judy Vertikoff

2,500 Hours of Sick Leave
Jim Kuno

Partner in Academic Excellence
Don Bissett of Transportation & Parking

3,000 Hours of Sick Leave
Hildred Conner, Tom Wuichet

Outstanding Attendance
Peter Albertson, Richard Anderson, Ramesh Bahl, Jerry Bender, Will Benedetti, Sharon Bierman, Lance Bloomfield, Rick Boling, Carolyn Bouttry, Jeff Buckler, Henry Butler, Keith Photos of the 2004 Awards Ceremony will be posted at http://www.physfac.ohiostate.edu/recognition.

20 Years of Service
Kenneth Carr, Paul Christian Jr., Steve Creighton, Charles Gander, Jon Harris, Bill Hazlett, David Hughes, Kelly Kennedy, Eva Lamar, Larry Loveless, David Miller, Joel Mitchell Jr., Donald Price, Paul Roush, Mike St. Clair, Ken Stump, Stephen Taylor,

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Day Tripping in Ohio
Arnold Fitness Weekend Greater Columbus Convention Center & Veterans Memorial March 4-6 $10 general admission Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Features include international fitness and strength competitions, a world-class fitness expo, continuous entertainment, men’s and women’s bodybuilding, women’s fitness competition, martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading & dance competition, a 5K pump & run race, World’s Strongest Man competition, arm wrestling.
http://www.arnoldfitnessweekend.com/ 431-2600

(free admission), featuring the band “Gaelic Storm” (known for their performance as the steerage band in the movie “Titanic”). Celtic dancing, Irish food and drink, and “Wee Folk” fun (storytellers, sing-alongs, crafts, balloon twisters, face painters).
http://www.dublin.oh.us/events/stpats/ 410-4545 and (800) 245-8387

Healthy Workplace
The Ohio State Office of Human Resources (OHR) will soon begin “Healthy Workplace” programs sponsored by the Office of Organization and Human Resource Development. In 2005, OHR will offer a healthy workplace assessment tool, conduct healthy workplace training courses, and host a national speaker to discuss ways that managers and employees can build a better workplace. The notion of a healthy workplace at Ohio State evolves beyond “physical” wellness of our employees and looks at the psychosocial environment and personal resources. A healthy workplace can be described as an environment that fosters respect, support, and dignity and values employee contributions, innovation, creativity, and high performance, among others. As the university continues its efforts to recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff, our workplace environments must be healthy. Wouldn’t you like to go to work every Monday feeling like it is a Friday? Stay tuned. For more information, contact Organization and Human Resource Development at http://hr.osu.edu/ohrd/ home.htm. •

Blooms & Butterflies Franklin Park Conservatory March 5 through September Adults $6.50, Students & Seniors $5, Children 2-12 $3.50 Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Spring comes to the Conservatory with the 11th annual Blooms & Butterflies exhibition in the exotic Pacific Island Water Garden. The nectar-producing flowers brighten the Conservatory and provide the necessary food source for dozens of different butterfly species from throughout the world. Don’t miss the Butterfly Emergence Center, which displays maturing chrysalises and provides an opportunity for you to observe the amazing transformation from chrysalis to butterfly.
http://www.fpconservatory.org/ 645-8733

Landscape Confection Wexner Center for the Arts, Belmont Building, 330 W. Spring Street FREE - through May 1 Indulge yourself in this whimsical, colorful exhibition that brings together the work of 13 artists who expand the boundaries of traditional landscape painting. Phil Collins: They Shoot Horses Wexner Center for the Arts, Belmont Building, 330 W. Spring Street FREE - through May 1 In “They Shoot Horses,” an intriguing video by British artist Phil Collins, you’ll come face-to-face with inspiring youthful exuberance in a most unlikely place—Ramallah, Palestine. Also on view are several of Collins’s stunning color photographs, which also present strikingly intimate and empathetic images of life and humanity even in the midst of tension, strife, and hardship.
http://www.wexarts.org/ex index.php?area=ex# 292-3535 •

St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ohio FREE - March 19 ... 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. It’s the greenest day of the year in Dublin, Ohio. Bring the entire family for one of the largest community St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the state! 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast at John Sells Middle School, 336-3890, $6 adults & $3 children. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Dublin Library - Read Irish stories and make arts & crafts to wear at the parade and Blarney Bash. 10:45 a.m. - 5K run/walk from Metro Place North, preregister by March 13 for $20 or game day for $25, 332-5205. 11 a.m. - A 90-minute community parade starting at Metro Center - floats, bands, celebrities, balloons, clowns, Grand Leprechaun. Noon - 11 p.m. - Blarney Bash on the grounds of the Clarion-Dublin Hotel

High Cost of Pothole Damage
Any major impact with a pothole warrants a vehicle inspection. Here are some common repairs, with prices including parts & labor. Wheel $50 steel $500 alloy Strut or Shock Absorber up to $400 Control Arm $300 - $500 Tie Rod $100 - $200

Tire $50 - $150

Ball Joint $150 - $300

Area Averages

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Did you know? ... Americans consume 22 gallons of beer per capita, annually ... there are 9 towns in the United States named “Dublin” and four named “Shamrock.”

St. Patrick’s Day
History and Significance
By Aaron Miller, Student Communications Intern

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity’s most widely known figures, but for all his celebrity, he remains somewhat of a mystery to us. Many of the stories traditionally associated with St. Patrick, including the famous account of his banishing all the snakes from his native Ireland, are false and the products of hundreds of years of exaggerated storytelling. It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century. He is believed to have died on March 17, around 460 A.D.—St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, St. Patrick’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for thousands of years. On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived, and people would dance, drink, and feast on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage (other Cook’s Corner recipes are on page 11). The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland but in the United States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots and with fellow Irishmen serving in the English army. During the next 35 years, Irish patriotism among American immigrants flourished, prompting the rise of “Irish Aid” societies, like the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Hibernian Society. Each group would hold annual parades featuring bagpipes and drums. Until the mid-19th century, most Irish immigrants in America were members of the Protestant middle class. When the Great Potato Famine hit Ireland in 1845, almost one million poor, uneducated, Catholic Irish began

to pour into America to escape starvation. Soon after, the Irish began to realize that their great numbers endowed them with a political power that had yet to be exploited. They started to organize, and their voting block, known as the “green machine,” became an important swing vote for political hopefuls. Suddenly, annual St. Patrick’s Day parades became a show of strength for Irish Americans and a must-attend event for a slew of political candidates. Today, people of all backgrounds in the United States, Canada, and Australia celebrate St. Patrick's Day. In modern-day Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been a religious occasion. In fact, until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closed on March 17. Beginning in 1995, however, the Irish government began a national campaign to use St. Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to drive tourism and showcase Ireland to the rest of the world. Last year, nearly one million people took part in Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin—a multi-day celebration featuring parades, concerts, outdoor theater productions, and fireworks shows.

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Japan 7 p.m. ... Thursday, March 3 St. John Arena FREE to faculty, staff, and family members with valid Ohio State ID. Mobile Health Screening 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 College of Optometry, 320 W. 10th Ave. - #A100 Starling-Loving Hall E-mail Karen Mayer (mayer.113@osu.edu) for your 15minute appointment. Your FREE screening includes total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and a brief visual acuity check. The James Mammography Van will be on-site. A brief check of visual acuity at far and near will be provided – be sure to bring your glasses with you. Call 293-4455 for an appointment. Pianist Benedetto Lupo plays Chopin, Debussy, and Granados 8 p.m. ... Saturday, March 12 Southern Theatre Ohio State faculty & staff can save 25 percent off the regularly priced tickets of $25 - $35. Tickets for students and anyone younger than 25 years of age are half price. To order tickets, call the CAPA box office at 469-0939 and ask for M-type tickets. http://www.cmcolumbus.org or 2672267 for information. Make Your Morning Count! Noon - 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 OSU Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Mall Join us for a healthy noon-time “breakfast” and learn the facts behind the value of eating breakfast and morning exercise. $9.25 per person. Reservations required. Make check payable to “OSU Faculty Club,” indicating Wellness Event, or call 292-2262 with account information. Veterans Lunch 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 18 Faculty Club, Rooms A-D “The Warsaw Uprising: An Eyewitness Account,” presented by Ohio State Professor (Emeritus) Jerzy Kryzanowski. Call Bill Hospodar at 292-7047 for reservations to this $10 lunch buffet.

Trivia
• There are 34 million U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry. This number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself (3.9 million). Irish is the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, trailing German. • There are three states in which Irish is the leading ancestry group— Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Irish is among the top five ancestries in every state except Hawaii and New Mexico. • There are 54 counties where Irish is the largest observed ancestry group. Forty-four of these counties are in the northeast ... 14 in New York, 11 in Massachusetts, 5 in New Jersey.
Photo from http://www.currierandives.info/irish/ •

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project will be completed by December 2005. • The Prior Health Sciences Library has begun interior work. There is no impact on traffic. • The first floor of Starling-Loving Hall is scheduled to be renovated beginning next month with an October 2005 completion date expected. • A renovation project is scheduled to begin in Fry Hall this month with a June 2006 completion date. There will be laydown and staging issues because of lack of space, and the project make take half the parking in the inside court area. • The major renovation of the Main Library is in the early design development stage. It is tentatively scheduled to begin summer 2006 with a 2009 or 2010 completion date. • Jennings Hall is slated for a major renovation beginning in August 2005 with a July 2007 completion date. • Archer House will be renovated beginning in August 2005 to change offices back to residence hall space. This should be completed by late August 2006. • The Wexner Center will begin renovations in early 2005 and is scheduled to be completed by March 2006. • Interior renovation work is scheduled for University Hall for winter 2005 and should be completed by summer 2005. • Various infrastructure and building improvement projects are either under construction or will be shortly, including roof replacements, roadway improvements, and chilled water distribution system expansion. •

March 2005

On the Horizon
Get the latest about the Oval restoration at http://128.146.145.169/ 2003/oval/. Sidewalk closures are available at http://map.physfac.ohio-state.edu/ sidewalks/. Construction updates are available at http://www.osu.edu/news/ construction_update.php. • The Lane Avenue widening project is complete. Minor landscaping should be completed by spring 2005. • The Recreation & Physical Activity Center is well underway and approximately on schedule. Phase 1 is expected to be completed and opened in phases beginning in April 2005, and Phase 2 will commence immediately after Phase 1. • The new Physical Sciences Research Building is nearing completion with mostly interior work to be finished. Periods of heavy traffic on 19th Avenue can be expected to continue through this month because of movein and deliveries. • Construction on the new Biomedical Research Tower continues. This facility will be located along 12th Avenue next to the Biological Sciences Building. The preliminary completion date is August 2006 with move-in occurring in December 2006. • Construction on the replacement for Robinson Laboratory, housing the Mechanical Engineering Department, continues. The preliminary completion date is late 2006 with move-in occurring during winter 2007. Magruder Avenue will remain closed until completion of the project, and 18th Avenue has been closed to vehicular traffic except for construction vehicles. • The lawn portion of the Oval will remain fenced off until late spring 2005. • The Psychology Building project has begun between Cunz Hall and Lazenby Hall, prompting the Cunz Hall parking lot to be closed. Pedestrian access to Wilce Student Health Center and Cunz Hall has been maintained. It is anticipated the

The “Big Move”
By Ramesh Bahl, PE, CEM University Engineer

Laundry Building
With the move of Mechanical/ Electrical Shop and Tin Shop to the Laundry Building, the stage is set for renovation of the Maintenance Building to accommodate a staff relocation from McCracken Power Plant and Central Services Building. The chillers being added in the McCracken Power Plant will require moving of some office areas. Many people may not be aware that the offices of Maintenance, Resource Management, and Engineering Services located on the first floor of Central Services Building, just south of Human Resources are actually in spaces designed for Power Plant operations. The structural elements here are designed to support “heavy” pieces of equipment, not just department staff, office equipment, and furniture. So the Power Plant will “reclaim” its space, and the staff in these areas will be relocated. In the summer and fall of 2006, this space will be cleared, and the floor above removed, so we can house two new 2,000-ton chillers and all of the associated pumps, pipe, filters, electrical gear, and an overhead service crane. This additional cooling tonnage must be ready to go for the 2007 cooling season to provide for the cooling needed for new buildings, such as the Mechanical Engineering Building and the Psychology Building. The project manager is Jerry Bender (bender.3@osu.edu), 2920427, University Engineer’s Office.

Shop/Garage Relocation
Editorial Committee
Sharon Bierman, Design & Layout - 292-5725 Gary Isaacs, EHS - 292-1284 Ernie McVay - 688-8563 David Sweet - 292-2377 Michael Woods, Bldg Automation - 292-5558 newsletter_committee@pf.ueo.ohio-state.edu “Campus Connections” is published for staff members of the OSU Department of Physical Facilities and for our partners in academic excellence.

The recycling building is no longer in the scope of this project, because of the upcoming changes of the recycling operations and processes. The associate is revising the documents, and the bidding is delayed until the middle of March. The project manager is Bo Zhang (zhang.403@osu.edu), 292-0707, University Engineer’s Office. •

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Did you know? ... About 4,000 years ago in Babylonia, for a month after a wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a heney beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “heney month,” known today as the “honey moon.”

North Shop Staff Member Wears Green Proudly
By Aaron Miller, Student Communications Intern

Sue Donohoe, information associate from the Maintenance Division’s North Shop, comes from Irish heritage and was even born on Saint Patrick’s Day. She typically celebrates her birthday with her family on the holiday and takes off half a day of work to go to the Saint Patrick’s Day parade downtown. “I like to watch the step dancers and listen to the music,” Donohoe said. Sue added that she tries to wear green for the whole month of March. Sue has not yet had the chance to visit Ireland but hopes to someday. She is not sure if she has any relatives remaining in Ireland. After graduating from Linden McKinley High School in Columbus, Sue worked at Ohio State in the Animal Science Building on Fyffe Road. Shortly after, she got married and quit her job at Ohio State to be a stay-at-home mom. In 1977, she started to work at Johnson Controls, Inc., first in data entry and accounting and then as the branch secretary for six years. Sue came back to Ohio State in 1996 to work for the Physical Facilities accounting department. She then worked for the Service Center and in 2000 started with the North Shop. She plans on staying here until she is ready to retire. In addition to providing great service, Sue stays busy as the Staff Recognition Committee chairperson and serves as the wellness ambassador for the health and wellness group. Sue lives on the north side of Columbus with her husband, Dave. They will celebrate their 35th anniversary in March. They have one son, David, and one daughter, Tonia. Sue enjoys spoiling her three grandchildren in her spare time.
Photo courtesy of Sue Donohoe. •

Irish Stew
1 lb lamb 3 lbs potatoes 1/2 lb carrots 1/2 lb parsnips 2 or 3 onions Oil for sautéing 1 tblsp brown sugar 2 cups liquid (stock from the bones ... or a combination of meat stock, wine, and water – any flavorful liquid) salt & pepper 5 bay leaves 1 tsp basil Cut meat into 1" cubes. Brown the onions and meat with a bit of oil. Slice the carrots and parsnips. Sauté them for a few minutes and then add just a little bit of brown sugar to glaze them. Meanwhile, peel and slice the potatoes – slice small potatoes in 4 pieces, big ones in 6-8 pieces. Place them in a casserole dish with the meat and onions and add the liquid. If desired, add some barley, but only a small amount (a handful), as it swells up a lot, and add the extra liquid. Add salt & pepper, bay leaves, basil, and other herbs if you want. Cover the dish and bake the potatoes and meat in a 350°F oven for about 40 minutes, then add the carrots and parsnips. (If you just want to leave it cooking, you can add everything at the same time.) It needs to cook for about 11½ hours. It’s ready when the potatoes are tender. Mash some of the potatoes in the liquid when you’re eating it – very delicious! Serve hot.

Crystallized lemon slices, optional Put the raisins and grated lemon rind into a bowl with the whiskey and leave overnight to soak. Grease a 7" cake pan and line the bottom with parchment. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Separate the eggs. Sift the flour, salt, cloves, and baking powder into a bowl. Beat the yolks into the butter and sugar one by one, including a spoonful of flour and beating well after each addition. Gradually add the whiskey and raisin mixture, alternating with the remaining flour. Do not overbeat at this stage. Finally, whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the mixture with a metal spoon. Turn into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 1½ hours or until well risen and springy to the touch, or test doneness with a toothpick. Turn out and cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, make the icing by mixing the lemon juice with the sieved powdered sugar and just enough water to make a pouring consistency. Put a dinner plate under the cake rack to catch the drips, and pour the icing over the cake a tablespoonful at a time, letting it dribble naturally down the sides. Don’t worry if a lot of it ends up on the plate underneath ... just scoop it up and put it on top again. When the icing has set, it can be decorated with crystallized lemon slices if you like.
http://www.theholidayspot.com/patrick/ irish_recipes.htm •

Irish Whiskey Cake
8 oz raisins Grated rind of 1 lemon 2/3 c Irish whiskey 6 oz softened butter 3 eggs 6 oz soft brown sugar, packed 6 oz plain flour 1 pinch salt 1 pinch ground cloves 1 teaspoon baking powder 8 oz powdered sugar Warm water as needed

Crews from Plant Materials and Landscape Operations clear dead trees and debris near the newly expanded Sherman Arts Sculpture Studio on West Campus. Photo by Aaron Miller.

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ACROSS 1 OSU’s all-time career leader in points scored. 4 UCLA defeated what school in the first NCAA title game televised in prime time? 5 The first collegiate team in America to play a game in South Africa after apartheid was lifted. 8 The most recent former OSU basketball player to win a world championship ring in the NBA. 9 In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks. Eight years earlier, who was the first collegiate player to score 100 points in a game? 11 The first championship team to start 5 African Americans was UTEP in 1966. What was the school’s name at the time when they won the NCAA championship? 12 What former OSU standout became the first freshman to ever lead the Big Ten in scoring? DOWN 2 Two schools that played in the first men’s Division 1 title game in 1939. 3 In 1961, the Division 1 national player of the year from Ohio State. 6 In 2000, the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award winner from Ohio State—an award given to the top player in the nation under 6’ tall. 7 First school to win the men’s NCAA championship, while going undefeated. 10 In 1964, the Division 1 national player of the year from Ohio State.

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Answers will appear in next month’s issue, or visit http://www.physfac. ohio-state.edu/newsletter.

On the Move ...
New Employees

–M.W. •

Tidbits
Learning Opportunities Review this month’s classes at ... http://www.physfac.ohio-state.edu/learning/. Register on-line or call Jed Dertinger at 688-3289. Welcome Building Coordinators
Jason Ronis (Pomerene Hall - 292-4247), Jae Westfall (Cunz Hall - 292-2606).

Allen Brewster Custodial Wrkr South Region

Carolyn Moorer Custodial Wrkr North Region

Samuel O’Neal Custodial Wrkr East Region

Aaron Ray Asst Supt Bldgs Contract Region

Promotion

Retirements
Photos not available ... Ellsworth Ragland 24½ years Custodial Worker Frank Harvell 30½ years Equipment Operator 2

Kurt Keaton Electronic Tech 1 Bldg Atm Shop

Tony Tutt Maint Rpr Wrkr 1 North Shop

Betty Summerlin Custodial Wrkr East Region

Gary Hankison Maint Rpr Wrkr 3 Mech/Elec Shop

Kevin Neff Asst Supt Bldgs East Region


								
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