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June 2014 Nutshell 06/12/2014

 

JUNE 2014

The Nutshell is the official e-newsletter for Ohio State alumni club and society officers and board members. We encourage you to share the information with your members via your own newsletters or websites. The current issue is also available at www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/clubs-societies/Pages/TheNutshell.aspx.

 

May 1

August, September and October speaker requests due

June 11

Registration for Buckeye Bashes open http://go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBash

June 16

Alumni in Government Luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse

June 17

Society roundtable: Programming and engagement

June 30

Year-end reports due for clubs

July 1

Alumni club roster submissions due

July 1

Request list of alumni in your area

July 19

Ohio State Day at the Columbus Crew

July 31

Best Buckeye Award applications due

Aug. 1

Club and society award applications due

Sept. 11-12

OSUAA Board of Directors meetings

Sept. 12

2014 Alumni Awards http://go.osu.edu/AlumniAwards

Sept. 26

Club and Society Leadership Symposium and Student Recruitment Training

 

OSUAA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ohio State community mourns passing of loyal alumna
Carolyn Merry, an involved alumna and former chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, died in a car accident on Tuesday, June 3. She was 63 years old.
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/h7V

 

Alumni Association to open Office of Volunteer Relations on July 1
The Office of Volunteer Relations will offer a new way for alumni and friends to engage with the university. On July 1 the office will unveil a new website to connect volunteers to volunteer opportunities all over campus. Be sure to check out the upcoming article in the July/August edition of Ohio State Alumni Magazine. For more information send us a note at volunteer@osu.edu.

 

Registration for Buckeye Bashes now open
For more than 40 years the Alumni Association have hosted away game events that give Ohio State football fans a place to bond on the road. This year’s Bashes are scheduled for Baltimore and East Lansing, Mich.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBash

 

Coaches’ Corner
Jonathan Wray from the Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management talks about the importance of conveying your professionalism in a job interview.
WATCH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcHFQHwPYHM

 

Best practices: Social media
n Best time to post information to your Facebook account?  In the evening.  More and more individuals are checking their smart phones and tablets in the evening while sitting on the couch and watching their favorite show.
n Twitter – have a volunteer tweet pictures from your event, so your followers who cannot attend still feel like a part of the gathering.
n YouTube – record a short video to promote your gamewatch party or to give details about an upcoming event or to announce a save the date and upload to You Tube.  You can then post this link to Twitter or Facebook.
n Facebook – keep your page fresh and in the news feeds of your fans by posting at least three times a week.  Feel free to use information from Nutshell.
n Facebook – participate in Throwback Thursday, by encouraging your alumni to post pictures to your Facebook page from their days at OSU or their favorite memory.
n As a side note, follow the lead of the brands or people you respect.

 

2015 alumni tour schedule released
Interested in seeing the world with fellow Buckeyes? Take a look at the new tour offerings from Ohio State Alumni Tours.
MORE:
http://www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/travel/2015/Pages/default.aspx

 

Great game-watches
Do you have game-watch parties planned for Ohio State football games this fall? If so, let the Alumni Association know about your location and contact information so Buckeye fans in your area can find your event. Please send information to Susan Long at long.439@osu.edu.

 

OSUMB summer clinic scheduled for July
This summer, the directing staff and student leaders of the OSUMB will be hosting the inaugural Ohio State University Marching Band Summer Clinic. This event will be open to high school students ranging from rising sophomores to newly graduated seniors.  All applicants must have at least one year of marching experience. 
MORE: http://music.osu.edu/outreach/band-summer-clinic

 

Pelotonia 14 drawing near
Join the effort that has helped raise more than $50 million for cancer research at Ohio State by participating in Pelotonia 14. You can join the Alumni Association’s virtual rider challenge, participate in the ride yourself or donate to a friend’s effort.
TEAM BUCKEYE:
http://teambuckeye.osu.edu
PELOTONIA:
http://pelotonia.org
VIRTUAL RIDER CHALLENGE:
http://go.osu.edu/VirtualRiderChallenge14

 

New partnership with Nationwide
Nationwide Insurance® is proud to be The Official Insurance Sponsor of The Ohio State University®. In honor of this sponsorship, we are offering Ohio State alumni an exclusive auto insurance discount. We put members first, because we don’t have shareholdersSM.
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/nationwide

 

Brand website re-launched
Ohio State has re-launched its brand website with a new look, improved resources and a special section just for alumni clubs and societies.  
MORE:
http://brand.osu.edu
CLUB INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/ClubCommunication 
SOCIETY INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/SocietyServices

 

Speaker profile: Dr. Susan Wagner
Professor, Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Susan Wagner is a board certified veterinary neurologist whose pioneering studies acknowledge the spiritual interaction between people and animals. She blends science, spirituality and the wisdom of the animal kingdom. Dr. Wagner is a much sought after public speaker in the areas of music therapy for animals, energy theory, healing and spirituality. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University Veterinary College, the human-animal bond expert on Care2.com, and has been interviewed on CBS Early Morning and The Today Show on NBC.
READ ABOUT MORE CLUB AND SOCIETY SPEAKERS:
http://go.osu.edu/Speakers

 

Establishing your Alumni Association online account
As part of the Alumni Association’s transition to a new database, alumni who have previously established Alumni Association online accounts will need to re-establish those accounts. NOTE: This is unrelated to the online accounts clubs use for their scholarships. Those are unchanged.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/Uvy

 

CAMPUS NEWS
Orientation helps new students get off to a good start
Whether you agonized over where to go to college or always knew you were destined to come to Ohio State, preparing for your arrival on campus can be exciting and a bit nerve-wracking.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/orientation.html

 

Ohio State recognized for internationalization
When Ohio State received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization earlier this year, it was the culmination of the university’s efforts to develop programs, course work and outreach opportunities in Columbus, Ohio, and abroad.
MORE: http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/a-global-university.html  

 

High Points: June 2014
Whether it’s research, academics or student success, High Points give you a quick and easy way to catch up on all the latest and greatest things happening at Ohio State.
MORE:
http://osu.edu/highpoints

 

Ohio State moves to a tobacco-free campus
Ohio State’s tobacco-free campus is more than policy. The university has also taken steps to ensure that staff, students and campus visitors also have a full slate of smoking cessation tools at their fingertips.
READ MORE:
http://tobaccofree.osu.edu/resources/
FAQs (PDF):
http://hr.osu.edu/policy/resources/720faq.pdf

 

RESEARCH NEWS
Ohio State collaboration will advance data’s role in cancer research
A new partnership between Ohio State and the Moffitt Cancer Center will establish the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), that will launch with more 100,000 consented patients who have agreed to donate their tissue and clinical data for research to understand cancer at the molecular level. 
MORE:
http://cancer.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/ORIEN.aspx

Study shows diagnosed concussions more than doubled
Concussion rates in U.S. high-school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, according to a new national study using data on nine team sports.
MORE:
http://news.osu.edu/news/2014/05/06/study-concussion-rate-in-high-school-athletes-more-than-doubled-in-7-year-period/

ATHLETICS NEWS
Football away-game hotels set
Traveling to a 2014 Ohio State football away game and want to stay in the same hotel as other Buckeyes? If so, visit our list of Buckeye hotels that feature group rates negotiated by the Alumni Association for alumni and friends. MORE: http://go.osu.edu/hotels14

 

Ohio State wins second-straight national title in rowing
The No. 1 Ohio State rowing team won its second-consecutive NCAA Championship at Eagle Creek Park, totaling 126 points after claiming individual national titles in the first and second varsity eights and a seventh-place overall finish in the first varsity four.
MORE: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-rowing/recaps/060114aaa.html

 

Five Buckeyes to compete against Team USA
Five members of the Ohio State softball team have been selected to play in a doubleheader on Tuesday, June 17, against the USA Softball National Team. 
MORE: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/060314aaa.html

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Town and Country Life in Oxford
Oct. 11-19, 2014
$3,395 (London)
Immerse yourself for one full week in quintessential England, with four nights in the Five-Star landmark Macdonald Randolph Hotel, just steps away from the fabled quads of Oxford University, and three nights in the charming Cotswolds villages. Local experts accredited by the British Guild of Guides lead you on an exclusive exploration of the legendary university town of Oxford and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, where the charming limestone villages have changed little since the 16th century. By special arrangement, Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill’s cousin and brother of the present Duke of Marlborough, hosts an exclusive guided tour and private lunch in Blenheim Palace, Britain’s grandest private residence. Carefully designed excursions and cultural enhancements capture the true essence of life in this storybook region. Visit quaint Burford and Bampton, the village featured in Downton Abbey. Discuss contemporary life in Oxford with residents during the exclusive Town & Country Forum™.

For detailed information, please visit http://ow.ly/mySO7 or contact Addie Natalie at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 3, or by email at natalie.6@osu.edu.

 

2015 Buckeye Cruise
Join fellow Buckeye fans and luminaries as part of the 2015 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, which benefits the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. The 2015 cruise is scheduled for Feb. 19-23.
MORE: http://buckeyecruise.com

 

USEFUL LINKS:
The Ohio State University Alumni Association
OSUAA on Facebook 
OSUAA on Twitter
OSUAA on YouTube
OSUAA on LinkedIn
Alumni Career Management on Twitter
Join the Alumni Association  
Give to Ohio State
Club Leaders' Handbook
Society Leaders' Handbook 
Marketplace: Club and society scholarship fundraiser  
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
Buckeye Pride MP3 and image downloads

May 2014 Nutshell 05/19/2014

 

MAY 2014

The Nutshell is the official e-newsletter for Ohio State alumni club and society officers and board members. We encourage you to share the information with your members via your own newsletters or websites. The current issue is also available at www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/clubs-societies/Pages/TheNutshell.aspx.

 

May 22

Alumni-only career fair at the Ohio Union http://go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerManagement

May 30

Football ticket invoices due to athletics

June 1

Memorial Tournament Tailgate http://go.osu.edu/g3Q

June 3

Society roundtable: Social media

June 7

Ohio State football women’s clinic  http://go.osu.edu/g3V

June 10

Career Workshop: Step up your job search

June 11

Registration for Buckeye Bashes open http://go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBash

June 16

Alumni in Government Luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse

June 17

Society roundtable: Programming and engagement

Aug. 1

Club and society award applications due

Sept. 26

Club and Society Leadership Symposium and Student Recruitment Training

 

OSUAA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Longaberger Alumni House to open Griffin Pavilion
A new resource for alumni and friends of Ohio State will open this spring when the Archie and Bonita Griffin Pavilion debuts at Longaberger Alumni House.
MORE:
http://oncampus.osu.edu/griffin-pavilion-honors-special-friendship/

 

Ohio State has second-largest Commencement class
Ohio State had its second-largest graduating class on May 4, with 10,200 students earning their degrees at spring Commencement. In addition to the graduates, Ohio State also presented Distinguished Service Awards to alumni Mac Stewart and John B. “Jay” Gerlach.
MEET THREE GRADUATES:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/three-graduates-to-watch.html
GRADS RELATE THEIR ‘BUCKEYE MOMENT’:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/their-buckeye-moment-commencement.html

 

Away-game hotels set
Traveling to a 2014 Ohio State football away game and want to stay in the same hotel as other Buckeyes? If so, visit our list of Buckeye hotels that feature group rates negotiated by the Alumni Association for alumni and friends. MORE: http://go.osu.edu/hotels14

 

Best practice
Welcome the Class of 2014 – As our new graduates begin the next chapter in their lives, make sure you use your website and social media channels to carry a message that welcomes them to the alumni family and highlights ways they can be involved with your group.

 

Virtual rider challenge gets under way
The College of Education and Human Ecology and Medical alumni societies are the first participants in the 2014 Virtual Rider Challenge. Join them as part of Team Buckeye in Pelotonia 14 on Aug. 8-10 to earn a chance at a $500 prize for alumni programming.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/VirtualRiderChallenge14

 

New partnership with Nationwide
Nationwide Insurance® is proud to be The Official Insurance Sponsor of The Ohio State University®. In honor of this sponsorship, we are offering Ohio State alumni an exclusive auto insurance discount. We put members first, because we don’t have shareholdersSM.
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/nationwide

 

BTN seeking Ohio State collections for upcoming program
The Big Ten Network is trying to track down fans who have extensive or unique collections of Ohio State sports memorabilia for an upcoming program. If you know of a collection or happen to have one yourself, contact BTN associate producer Dan Delaney at ddelaney (at) flashrockfilms.com.

Brand website re-launched
Ohio State has re-launched its brand website with a new look, improved resources and a special section just for alumni clubs and societies.  
MORE:
http://brand.osu.edu
CLUB INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/ClubCommunication 
SOCIETY INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/SocietyServices

 

Social media: Graphic resources
Get avatars, specs for social media graphics and more resources to help make your social media presence really connect with fellow alumni.
MORE:
http://brand.osu.edu/social-media/

 

Speaker profile: Ian M. Sheldon, Ph.D.
Professor, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Sheldon received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Salford, U.K., in 1981. He served as a lecturer in economics at the University of Exeter in the U.K. from 1982 to 1990, before becoming a professor at the Ohio State University in 1990, where he is now the Andersons Professor of International Trade.
TOPICS: International trade policy issues and globalization, China's economy, climate change and trade.
VIDEO: http://go.osu.edu/sheldonvideo
READ ABOUT MORE CLUB AND SOCIETY SPEAKERS:
http://go.osu.edu/Speakers

 

Establishing your Alumni Association online account
As part of the Alumni Association’s transition to a new database, alumni who have previously established Alumni Association online accounts will need to re-establish those accounts. NOTE: This is unrelated to the online accounts clubs use for their scholarships. Those are unchanged.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/Uvy

 

CAMPUS NEWS
Recognizing our top faculty
Smiles, confusion, laughter and even some tears can accompany the surprise visits from university leaders every spring, as faculty around Ohio State are recognized for excellence in the classroom, in research and in service.
MORE: http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/recognizing-excellence-2014.html

 

Ohio State improving access to food
The task seems simple enough: Go to the refrigerator, take out an apple, wash it and then bite into it. But what if you didn’t have a refrigerator? Or a grocery store in your neighborhood? Or transportation to get to the nearest store miles away?
MORE:
http://oncampus.osu.edu/osu-aims-to-improve-food-access-via-gis-mapping-survey/

High Points: May 2014
Whether it’s research, academics or student success, High Points give you a quick and easy way to catch up on all the latest and greatest things happening at Ohio State.
MORE:
http://osu.edu/highpoints

 

Ohio State moves to a tobacco-free campus
Ohio State’s tobacco-free campus is more than policy. The university has also taken steps to ensure that staff, students and campus visitors also have a full slate of smoking cessation tools at their fingertips.
READ MORE:
http://tobaccofree.osu.edu/resources/
FAQs (PDF):
http://hr.osu.edu/policy/resources/720faq.pdf

 

RESEARCH NEWS
Happy, healthy cats
Dr. Tony Buffington has spent a career researching the physiological effects of environmental stressors on cats – and applying lessons learned to human suffering. In a new digital book and iTunes U course, he explains the relationship between happiness and good health.
MORE
http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/happy-cats-healthy-cats.html

Hangry? Low blood sugar can increase spousal anger
Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals. In a 21-day study, researchers found that levels of blood glucose in married people, measured each night, predicted how angry they would be with their spouse that evening.
MORE:
http://news.osu.edu/news/2014/04/30/lashing-out-at-your-spouse-check-your-blood-sugar/  

ATHLETICS NEWS
Craft, Elbers named B1G medalists
As the Big Ten continues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Ohio State announced that Allison Elber from the rowing team and Aaron Craft from the men’s basketball team captured the prestigious awards at the 47th-annual Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Dinner Monday in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union.
MORE: http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/041514aaa.html

 

June 7: Ohio State women’s football clinic
The Ohio State football women’s clinic gives Buckeye football fans the opportunity to meet coach Urban Meyer and hear instructional presentations on offense, defense and special teams play.
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/g3V

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Classic China and the Yangtze
Oct. 8-21
$4,369 (Includes air fare from LAX/SFO)

Experience the legendary sites of 2,000-year-old Beijing: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. Enjoy a special look at communal life along Beijing’s ancient alleyways or hutongs, fast disappearing as the city rushes to modernize. Continue to Xian, site of the terra cotta army of nearly 8,000 life-sized warriors, called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Then board your Victoria Cruises ship at Chongqing for a three-night trip on the Yangtze, one of the world’s longest and busiest rivers. Witness daily life along its shores and see the spectacular Three Gorges and the much-heralded new dam. Your tour concludes in Shanghai, the epitome of 21st-century China. Discover the European-influenced Bund and the priceless collections of the Shanghai Museum. Continue your exploration of Shanghai with an optional three-day/two-night “on your own” extension.

For detailed information, please visit http://ow.ly/mySL8 or contact Amy Stoneking at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 2, or by email at stoneking.9@osu.edu.

 

USEFUL LINKS:
The Ohio State University Alumni Association
OSUAA on Facebook 
OSUAA on Twitter
OSUAA on YouTube
OSUAA on LinkedIn
Alumni Career Management on Twitter
Join the Alumni Association  
Give to Ohio State
Club Leaders' Handbook
Society Leaders' Handbook 
Marketplace: Club and society scholarship fundraiser  
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
Buckeye Pride MP3 and image downloads  

Stay Connected. Make Ohio State Strongersm.

March 2014 Nutshell 04/09/2014

 

MARCH 2014

The Nutshell is the official e-newsletter for Ohio State alumni club and society officers and board members. We encourage you to share the information with your members via your own newsletters or websites. The current issue is also available at www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/clubs-societies/Pages/TheNutshell.aspx.

 

March 10

Society financial forms due

March 13-16

B1G Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis (Buckeye Bash tentatively scheduled for March 15 at Champps Indianapolis) http://go.osu.edu/BuckeyeHoops14

March 31

Alumni Awards nomination deadline http://go.osu.edu/AlumniAwards

April 6-13

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 12

Young Alumni Ring Ceremony

April 12

Ohio State Spring Game at Ohio Stadium

April 17-18

Wellness on Wheels (Wooster, Euclid and Mansfield)

April 30

Scarlet and Gray Congressional Breakfast and Scholarship Fundraiser in Washington D.C.

May 1-30

Football ticket lottery registration period http://go.osu.edu/TicketLottery

May 9

Ohio State Day at Cedar Point http://go.osu.edu/OSUCedarPoint

Sept. 26

Club and Society Leadership Symposium and Student Recruitment Training

 

OSUAA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Remembering John Mount
John T. Mount brought to his work a characteristic ability to develop individual potential to the fullest. He dedicated his life, in fact, to helping generations of Ohio State students achieve their goals.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/giving/news-and-events/news/articles/remembering-john-mount.html

 

March Madness
Ohio State will learn its postseason destination after Selection Sunday on March 16. Check the Alumni Association website to find out where the men’s basketball team will be playing and what alumni gatherings are planned as the Buckeyes compete for a national title.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/BuckeyeHoops14

 

Best practices
Volunteer Appreciation Week is coming up from April 6-13 and is a great time to let your volunteers know how much you appreciate them. Here are ways you can show that you are grateful for their work:

·         Send a personal thank-you note to each board member

·         Bring a special treat to your next board meeting

·         Highlight your volunteers on your Facebook page or Website

 

Recognizing donors who have donated specifically to club and society scholarship funds is an important part of our work. You can request the names of these donors on a quarterly basis from Leslie Smith (smith.6863@osu.edu) then show your appreciation by:

·         Printing names of donors in your next newsletter or on your website

·         Acknowledging donors by name at events

·         Sending personal thank-you notes to donors

Virtual rider challenge gets under way
The College of Education and Human Ecology and Medical alumni societies are the first participants in the 2014 Virtual Rider Challenge.  Join them as part of Team Buckeye in Pelotonia 14 to earn a chance at a $500 prize for alumni programming.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/VirtualRiderChallenge14

 

Reminder: Club and society brand transition
Early adopters of the alumni club and society brand system are receiving their assets and applying their new brands. Thank you to those early adopters for helping to strengthen the university brand and help raise the university's national reputation. Would you like to enroll your club or society in the second wave? Contact Craig or Kimberly. 
MORE:
http://osu.edu/brand
CLUB INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/ClubCommunication 
SOCIETY INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/SocietyServices

 

Social media: Best practices
Ohio State staff provides an in-depth look at the university’s social media accounts as well as providing tips and info you can use to run a successful social media account.
MORE:
http://ucom.osu.edu/resources/social-media.html

 

Speaker profile: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion and University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the College of Medicine.
Dr. Melnyk's role as Ohio State’s chief wellness officer is believed to be the first such position at a U.S. university. She is spearheading health promotion and wellness programs to enhance the highest level of health and wellness, and to prevent physical and mental health disorders among faculty, staff and students.
READ ABOUT MORE CLUB AND SOCIETY SPEAKERS:
http://go.osu.edu/Speakers

 

Establishing your Alumni Association online account
As part of the Alumni Association's transition to a new database, alumni who have previously established Alumni Association online accounts will need to re-establish those accounts. NOTE: This is unrelated to the online accounts clubs use for their scholarships. Those are unchanged.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/Uvy

 

CAMPUS NEWS
Alutto aims to keep building momentum
Michael V. Drake, Ohio State’s president-designate, will complete his term at the University of California, Irvine, and arrive here to take office July 1. But Joseph A. Alutto, Ohio State’s interim president, says the university can’t afford to simply sit back and wait for Drake to finish his work in California. The work here, he said, must go on.
MORE http://oncampus.osu.edu/alutto-aims-to-keep-building-momentum/  

 

Ohio State ideas taken to market
Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office invited startup entrepreneur and Ohio State alum Rob Underhill to preview three university research projects it thought could become market viable.
MORE: http:// http://oncampus.osu.edu/osu-ideas-become-companies-with-new-startup-funding/

 

High Points: March 2014
Whether it’s research, academics or student success, High Points give you a quick and easy way to catch up on all the latest and greatest things happening at Ohio State.
MORE:
http://osu.edu/highpoints

 

Ohio State moves to a tobacco-free campus
Ohio State’s tobacco-free campus is more than policy. The university has also taken steps to ensure that staff, students and campus visitors also have a full slate of smoking cessation tools at their fingertips.
READ MORE:
http://tobaccofree.osu.edu/resources/
FAQs (PDF):
http://hr.osu.edu/policy/resources/720faq.pdf

RESEARCH NEWS
Ohio State research leads to national partnership
Ohio State and the University of Michigan are teaming up. The result of this research powerhouse combo? Up to 10,000 new Midwestern jobs--and new products ranging from better Navy ship hulls to lighter, safer, "greener" cars.
MORE: http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/rivalsunited.html

Eureka! Innovation at Ohio State
From a better ice cream cone to a vaccine that can prevent cancer in cats, the discovery of Freon for refrigeration to the use of ice cores, Ohio State has a long history of solving problems that affect our lives.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/innovation.html

 

ATHLETICS NEWS
Excellent from the start
Ohio State’s Aaron Craft has excelled on and off the court from the earliest stages of his life. Take a look at his career from the start with this interactive timeline.
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/crafttimeline

 

Ohio State football takes on Navy
Tickets for Ohio State’s game against Navy on Aug. 30 at M and T Bank Stadium are currently available through Ticketmaster. Take a look at the offerings if you are planning to travel to the Baltimore area for the season opener.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/BuckeyesInBaltimore

 

Basketball game-watch locations
The Buckeye basketball team is ranked and aiming for another B1G championship. If your group hosts basketball game-watch parties at a different location than your football ones, please send that information to Susan Long at long.439@osu.edu
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/game-watch

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Canada and New England
Sept. 16-28, 2014
$4,499* (*Air included from select cities)

Fiery orange, red, and golden leaves dance in the breeze as you cruise America’s East Coast from New York to Montreal aboard Oceania Cruises’s elegant Regatta. Discover Newport, Rhode Island, and its Gilded Age mansions, and historic Boston, one of America’s oldest cities. Admire the Victorian architecture and vibrant waterfront of Portland, Maine, and the seaside paradise of Bar Harbor. Continue to the picturesque harbor town of St. John, New Brunswick; then to Halifax, Nova Scotia, a beautiful modern port city. See more fall foliage along Sydney’s historic waterfront and in the forested town of Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Travel the waterways of the St. Lawrence to captivating Quebec City, whose streets exude a French ambiance, before concluding your voyage in Montreal, a city bursting with European charm.

 

For detailed information, please visit http://ow.ly/mySpq or contact Addie Natalie at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 3, or by email at natalie.6@osu.edu.

 

USEFUL LINKS:
The Ohio State University Alumni Association
OSUAA on Facebook 
OSUAA on Twitter
OSUAA on YouTube
OSUAA on LinkedIn
Alumni Career Management on Twitter
Join the Alumni Association  
Give to Ohio State
Club Leaders' Handbook
Society Leaders' Handbook 
Marketplace: Club and society scholarship fundraiser  
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
Buckeye Pride MP3 and image downloads

February 2014 Nutshell 02/20/2014

 

FEBRUARY 2014

The Nutshell is the official e-newsletter for Ohio State alumni club and society officers and board members. We encourage you to share the information with your members via your own newsletters or websites. The current issue is also available at www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/clubs-societies/Pages/TheNutshell.aspx.

 

Feb. 1

Speaker requests due for May, June and July

Feb. 7

Club filing forms sent from OSUAA; Club and society football ticket requests sent from OSUAA (if applicable)

Feb. 15

Society year-end reports due to little.128@osu.edu

Feb. 27

How to view a show event, featuring Mark Shanda, dean, arts and humanities, College of Arts and Sciences

March 7

Club filing forms due; Club and society football ticket requests due (if applicable)

March 6-9

B1G Women’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis (Buckeye Bash tentatively scheduled for March 8 at Champps Indianapolis)

March 9

Home game Buckeye Bash prior to Michigan State game at The Blackwell.

March 10

Society financial forms due

March 11

Alumni Career Management networking webinar http://go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerManagement

March 13-16

B1G Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis (Buckeye Bash tentatively scheduled for March 15 at Champps Indianapolis)

March 31

Alumni Awards nomination deadline http://go.osu.edu/AlumniAwards

April 30

Scarlet and Gray Congressional Breakfast and Scholarship Fundraiser in Washington D.C.

Sept. 26

Club and Society Leadership Symposium and Student Recruitment Training.

 

OSUAA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ohio State welcomes its 15th president
The university welcomed Dr. Michael V. Drake as its 15th president on January 30. Drake, currently the chancellor at the University of California-Irvine, will begin his term at Ohio State in late June. While on campus Drake participated in a number of events, including an interview with Alumni Association president and CEO Archie Griffin where he discussed the importance of making sure alumni have a strong connection with their university.
ARCHIE AND DR. DRAKE:
http://go.osu.edu/conversation
DRAKE VISITS CAMPUS:
http://go.osu.edu/DrakeVisit
NEWS RELEASE:
http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3937

 

2014 Club and Society Virtual Rider Challenge
Your Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) club or society is invited to join Team Buckeye in Pelotonia 14 to earn a chance at a $500 prize for alumni programming. We are encouraging you to create a unique club or society peloton of Virtual Riders to participate in this year’s event. The first 10 OSUAA Pelotons to officially register and connect to Team Buckeye by February 14 will be entered in a drawing to enjoy an Ohio State women’s basketball game or a men’s hockey match in a suite at the Schottenstein Center.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/VirtualRiderChallenge14

 

Reminder: Club and society brand transition
Early adopters of the alumni club and society brand system are receiving their assets and applying their new brands. Thank you to those early adopters for helping to strengthen the university brand and help raise the university's national reputation. Want to enroll your club or society int he second wave? Contact Craig or Kimberly. 
MORE:
http://osu.edu/brand
CLUB INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/ClubCommunication 
SOCIETY INFORMATION:
http://go.osu.edu/SocietyServices

 

The importance of scholarships
If you’ve ever doubted the value and importance of your group’s scholarship efforts, a recent story in The Lantern illustrates how increasing textbook and supply costs are affecting students. Your scholarship efforts are helping to defray those costs.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/bR7

 

Club and society notes
n Rosters: please submit updated rosters for your Board of Governors, especially with so many new presidents beginning their terms this month. 
n Watch your email in mid-February for the 2014 Group Football Ticket Requests Forms and Information for home and away games. The email will be sent to your president.
n Healthy New Start – Just as individuals make New Year’s resolutions, we encourage each of you to sit down with your board and think of three things you hope to accomplish during 2014.  Please keep in mind the university Advancement strategic goals as your guide to implement or improve current practices.

 

Scholarship and student recruitment leaders
n The deadline for submitting ASP ranking sheets and cover sheets to Leslie Smith is February 25, 2014. Any checks needed to cover the 2014-15 awards should be sent to Leslie by February 25, as well.  Please keep a copy of the rankings/cover sheets for yourself and shred in the fall, after awards are made. Do not forward any paperwork to Ohio State Financial Aid. Thank you!
n Also, if you would like a list of Ohio State-accepted high school students from your area, please send your request to Leslie Smith(.6863) or Nadine Holmes(.115). 
n Orientation information will be mailed to incoming freshmen students beginning in early April,depending on when OSU receives the students acceptance fee. Orientation programs are held early June through mid-July.
n Students should set up delivery of their Ohio State email (even if they are not sure they will attend Ohio State) as Ohio State conducts all business by email. The university will use the unique email address that has been created for you (lastname.#@osu.edu).

 

Speaker profile: Lawrence (Larry) Krissek
Professor and Associate Director, School of Earth Sciences
Krissek joined the faculty of the Department of Geology and Mineralogy at Ohio State in 1982, and presently is Professor in, and the Associate Director of, Ohio State’s School of Earth Sciences.  Larry’s research interests focus on marine sediments, such as sands and muds, and their ancient counterparts, sandstones and shales. The primary goal of his research is to understand the history of climates and ocean environments during the past 65 million years.

READ ABOUT MORE CLUB AND SOCIETY SPEAKERS: http://go.osu.edu/Speakers

Establishing your Alumni Association online account
As part of the Alumni Association's transition to a new database, alumni who have previously established Alumni Association online accounts will need to re-establish those accounts. NOTE: This is unrelated to the online accounts clubs use for their scholarships. Those are unchanged.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/Uvy

 

CAMPUS NEWS
High Points: February 2014
Whether it’s research, academics or student success, High Points give you a quick and easy way to catch up on all the latest and greatest things happening at Ohio State.
MORE:
http://osu.edu/highpoints

 

Behind-the-scenes: Communicating a campus closure
This winter’s sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall has led Ohio State to close twice in early 2014. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how that decision is made and then implemented.
MORE:
http://ucom.osu.edu/blog/2014/01/behind-the-scenes-communicating-a-campus-closure/

 

Funding proposal could spur renovation of Oxley, Pomerene
Ohio State University leaders today expressed gratitude to the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission, which announced 2015 - 16 capital funding recommendations for the state’s public colleges and universities. The funding proposal includes the renovation of two of the most historic buildings on university’s Columbus campus, as well as numerous building and facility repair and maintenance projects. 
MORE: http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3927

 

Winter presents many arts’ opportunities on campus
View the world through a different lens, as the Ohio State arts scene breathes new life into the doldrums of winter.
READ MORE: http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/via-brasil.html

 

Ohio State moves to a tobacco-free campus
Ohio State’s tobacco-free campus is more than policy. The university has also taken steps to ensure that staff, students and campus visitors also have a full slate of smoking cessation tools at their fingertips.
READ MORE:
http://tobaccofree.osu.edu/resources/
FAQs (PDF):
http://hr.osu.edu/policy/resources/720faq.pdf

RESEARCH NEWS
Study shows yoga can benefit breast-cancer survivors
Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research.
MORE: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/yogaeffect.htm

Cohabitation plays a major role in long-term relationships
A new national study provides surprising evidence of how cohabitation contributes to the number of long-term relationships lasting eight years or longer.
MORE:
http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/longtermunion.htm

 

ATHLETICS NEWS
Olympians!
With the Sochi Winter Olympic Games well under way, take a look at some Buckeyes who are competing and representing their countries on the ice.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2014/olympians.html

 

Basketball game-watch locations
The Buckeye basketball team is ranked and aiming for another B1G championship. If your group hosts basketball game-watch parties at a different location than your football ones, please send that information to Susan Long at long.439@osu.edu
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/game-watch

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Alumni Campus Abroad – Sorrento
Sept. 17-25, 2014
$2,995 (Naples)

The stunning region of Campania, with its wealth of antiquities and natural wonders, has been home to writers, artists, and emperors for more than 2,000 years. Discover the treasures of this spectacular province, from the quaint cafes and lemon groves of Sorrento to the sun-drenched Isle of Capri. Sample local delicacies, and learn about life in Italy today during an open forum with area residents. Follow Campania’s siren song and join us for a full program of exciting excursions and fascinating lectures, with numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture.

For detailed information, please visit http://ow.ly/myR1C or contact Amy Stoneking at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 2, or email at stoneking.9@osu.edu.

 

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The Ohio State University Alumni Association
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OSUAA on Twitter
OSUAA on YouTube
OSUAA on LinkedIn
Alumni Career Management on Twitter
Join the Alumni Association  
Give to Ohio State
Club Leaders' Handbook
Society Leaders' Handbook 
Marketplace: Club and society scholarship fundraiser  
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
Buckeye Pride MP3 and image downloads  

November 2013 Nutshell 11/12/2013

 

NOVEMBER 2013

The Nutshell is the official e-newsletter for Ohio State alumni club and society officers and board members. We encourage you to share the information with your members via your own newsletters or Web sites. The current issue is also available at www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/clubs-societies/Pages/TheNutshell.aspx.

 

Nov. 11

Speaker requests due for events in February, March and April.

Nov. 13

Evening with Ohio State resume experts webinar. http://go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerManagement

Nov. 15

Alumni-only career fair at the Ohio Union. http://hireohio13.eventbrite.com/

Nov. 30

Michigan game Buckeye Bash in Ann Arbor featuring Mike Doss, Dustin Fox and Simon Fraser from the 2002 championship team. http://go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBash

Dec. 7

B1G Championship football game in Indianapolis. http://go.osu.edu/B1Gc hampionship13

Dec. 15

Autumn Commencement http://commencement.osu.edu

Feb. 1

6th Annual Alumni Society Hockey Night. Now accepting preliminary reservations for tailgate spots. Submit reservations to Craig Little at little.128@osu.edu.

 

OSUAA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: Club and society brand transition
Club and society leaders are reminded to contact Kimberly and Craig regarding the forthcoming alumni group brand transition. Please be prepared to provide confirmation of your participation; identify and supply the name and email address of your group’s “brand ambassador”; and send a copy of your current logo in a digital format.
MORE:
http://osu.edu/brand  

 

Outstanding recognition
Congratulations to the 2013 winners of the club and society awards.
MORE: http://www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/clubs-societies/Pages/Clubandsocietyawardwinners.aspx 

 

Advancement strategic plan
As a follow up to the Club and Society Leadership Symposium, please take a look at Ohio State’s Advancement strategic plan.
MORE (PDF): http://advancement.osu.edu/assets/files/ADV_StrategicPlan_2013.pdf 

 

Programming ideas for clubs and societies
With the busy holiday season just about to begin, here are some ideas you can use to engage your members, show appreciation for the work they’ve done and encourage them to embrace the spirit of giving:

·         Send a thank-you note to all of your volunteers around Thanksgiving, or deliver an email to your dues-paying members and thank them for being a member and highlight an upcoming event.

·         Program for students

o    Societies: Sponsor a study break during finals, and have alumni staff the snack break table.

o    Clubs: Send a good-luck note to your scholarship winners wishing them well on finals, or send them a care package.

·         Combine a social networking happy hour with a community service project.

·         Host a happy hour in November and have everyone bring canned goods or other food items to donate to a local food bank. Work with the bar/restaurant to have each person who brings four or more cans a drink special or ½ off an appetizer.

·         Host a happy hour in December and collect one new toy from each participant to donate to your local Toys for Tots program or other charitable groups collecting toys.

·         The community service project can also be done at any of your late game-watch events or during the Big Ten championship came on Dec. 7 (if Ohio State is participating in the game).

Scholarship leaders:
All of you should have been able to download ASP forms from our website, www.ohiostatealumni.org/recruiters.  Contacting your area schools with a supply of Alumni Scholars Program applications is a good idea for November.  If you would like a list of accepted students from your area, please notify Leslie Smith, smith.6863@osu.edu. We will supply you the list in early January.  

 

Speaker profile: Bernadette Melnyk
Dr. Melnyk's role as Ohio State’s chief wellness officer is believed to be the first such position at a U.S. university. She is spearheading health promotion and wellness programs to enhance the highest level of health and wellness, and to prevent physical and mental health disorders among faculty, staff and students. Topics: health and wellness promotion, evidence-based healthcare/practice, mental health, interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in adolescents/college youth. Melnyk is also dean of Ohio State’s College of Nursing and Ohio State’s associate vice president for health promotion.

READ ABOUT MORE CLUB AND SOCIETY SPEAKERS:
http://go.osu.edu/Speakers

The most viral band in the land
For the second-straight year, Ohio State Marching Band performances have rocked the internet with viral videos documenting the band’s innovative performances. Learn more about The Best Damn Band in the Land.
VIDEO:
http://go.osu.edu/Xqr
TODAY SHOW:
http://go.osu.edu/TodayShowOSUMB 
SUPPORT BAND SCHOLARSHIPS:
http://go.osu.edu/TBDBITLscholarships

 

Association recognizes graduates at 55th Alumni Awards
A driving force behind the establishment of Ronald McDonald House. A producer of some of television’s most popular shows. A rocket scientist. These are just some of the accomplished Ohio State graduates who were recognized at the 2013 Alumni Awards on Oct. 25.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/AlumniAwards13

 

Alumnus confirmed as head of FCC
Tom Wheeler, a 1968 graduate of Ohio State, was confirmed in October as head of the Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler is a nationally recognized telecommunications expert and recipient of the OSUAA’s 2006 Alumni Medalist Award.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/wheeler

 

Re-establishing your Alumni Association online account
As part of the Alumni Association's transition to a new database, alumni who have previously established Alumni Association online accounts will need to re-establish those accounts. NOTE: This is unrelated to the online accounts clubs use for their scholarships. Those are unchanged.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/Uvy

 

CAMPUS NEWS
Ohio State moving to a tobacco-free campus on Jan. 1 
The use of tobacco is one of the leading preventable health risks worldwide, decreasing life expectancy by about 13 years. So beginning Jan. 1, no use of tobacco in any form will be permitted on university property, including regional campuses and Ohio State medical care centers throughout the state, as well as airports, nature centers, parking lots and garages.
READ MORE:
http://tobaccofree.osu.edu/

Alum and author to serve as Autumn Commencement speaker           
The Ohio State University today announced that award-winning author R. L. Stine will address graduates – some of his biggest fans – as the speaker for Ohio State’s autumn 2013 commencement, which begins at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the Jerome Schottenstein Center.
MORE: http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3869

ACADEMIC NEWS
Ohio State tops in Fulbright Scholars
The Ohio State University has been named the nation’s top-producing Fulbright Scholar institution and 14 in producing U.S. Fulbright students. The rankings were published this week in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3867
INTERACTIVE MAP:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2013/fulbright.html

Ohio Scholarship Challenge
Will you help us meet the Ohio Scholarship Challenge? Our goal: to raise $100 million in general undergraduate scholarship funds for students from throughout Ohio. You can change the lives of Ohio State students so they can create change for Ohio.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/giving/areas-to-support/scholarships/ohio-scholarship-challenge/

 

RESEARCH NEWS
Saving a species
Ohio State is working to replenish endangered mussels--a key to the health of Ohio's waterways. Researchers and students recently released 4,000 mussels into Big Darby Creek near Columbus.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2013/endangered-mussels.html

 

Study links newborn infections and later behavioral problems
Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development.
MORE: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/brainiron.htm

 

ATHLETICS NEWS
Ohio State student-athletes post improving grad rates
In graduation data released by the NCAA, Ohio State student-athletes have a four-class average (2003-06) of 89 percent in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and, in the 2006-07 cohort, have a Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) of 75 percent.
MORE:
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/genrel/102413aac.html

 

Basketball game-watch locations
The basketball season is right around the corner. If your group does basketball game-watch parties at a different location than your football ones, please send that information to Susan Long at long.439@osu.edu.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/game-watch

 

Are you a Buckeye for life?
The Buckeyes have accepted a challenge from the “team up north” to see which state can register the most new organ and tissue donors before Thanksgiving Day!  Last year, Ohio fell short to Michigan by more than 44,000 new registered donors!  Of course, in this challenge, everyone wins, but who likes losing to Michigan?
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/Buckeye4Life

 

Griffin, Matta and Meyer…oh, my
Looking for a large ticket item for your next silent auction or want a special holiday gift for your favorite Buckeye? If so, then check out these special autographed posters from Archie Griffin, Thad Matta and Urban Meyer.
MORE:
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ot/letterpress.html

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Southwest National Parks
May 16-26, 2014
3,695 (Las Vegas)

A spectacular array of natural wonders and incredible scenery awaits you in the American Southwest. Learn fascinating geological, natural, and cultural secrets of larger-than-life preserves and national parks. Stand in awe before the Grand Canyon. Observe Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park from incredible viewpoints. Visit Arches National Park to see its towering formations, walk between the monolithic hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, and follow the paths of ancient native peoples and pioneers at Zion National Park. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Powell, a four-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley, wine tasting in Moab, and the Southwestern charm of your accommodations, as well as special inclusions such as a canyon rafting trip down the Colorado River, a walk through Antelope Slot Canyon with a Navajo guide, and an authentic Navajo cookout with storytelling.

 

For detailed information, please visit http://ow.ly/myJ51 or contact Debbie Vargo at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 1, or by email at vargo.42@osu.edu.

 

Bowl-eligible Buckeyes
The Buckeyes are eligible for a postseason bowl game. Sign up now to receive information via email about the official Ohio State Alumni Bowl Tour. 
SIGN UP: http://
www.ohiostatealumnisportstravel.com

 

Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
The 2014 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer is scheduled for Feb. 20-24, with a destination of Grand Cayman. The Cruise benefits the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
MORE: http://www.buckeyecruise.com

USEFUL LINKS:
The Ohio State University Alumni Association
OSUAA on Facebook 
OSUAA on Twitter
OSUAA on YouTube
OSUAA on LinkedIn
Alumni Career Management on Twitter
Join the Alumni Association  
Give to Ohio State
Club Leaders' Handbook
Society Leaders' Handbook 
Marketplace: Club and society scholarship fundraiser  
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
Buckeye Pride MP3 and image downloads  

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