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May 2015 Nutshell 05/19/2015

MAY 2015

 

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 http://www.osu.edu/alumni/communities/clubs-and-societies/thenutshell.

 

May 15

Football ticket invoices due

May 18

HireOhio Alumni Career Fair at the Ohio Union go.osu.edu/May18CareerFair

May 21

Scarlet and Grapes at Cooper’s Hawk go.osu.edu/2pg

May 27

Society Roundtable: Special session for special-interest societies only

May 29

Virtual Speed Networking go.osu.edu/May29Networking

May 31

Buckeyes in the Kitchen go.osu.edu/4Ez

June 5

Ohio State Day at the Cleveland Indians go.osu.edu/4E3

June 12

Webinar: Working with a professional recruiter, featuring Ken Lazar. go.osu.edu/4PX

June 20-21

Buckeye Country Superfest go.osu.edu/BuckeyeSuperfest

June 30

Club year-end report

July 15

Society year-end report

Aug. 1

Outstanding Club or Outstanding Society Award Spreadsheet due

Aug. 1

Nominations for Best Buckeye, Outstanding Society Leader and Outstanding CARL Award due

 

OSUAA NEWS
Griffin announces change in role at Ohio State
In April, Alumni Association president and CEO Archie Griffin announced he intends to retire from his current role on July 1, and move into a new position as a senior advisor to Ohio State’s Office of Advancement.
Q AND A:
go.osu.edu/ArchieNext
VIDEO:
youtu.be/04NC9fnmeTU
PRESS RELEASE: go.osu.edu/4RB

 

Save the date: Club and Society leadership symposium
Sept. 24-Sept. 25, 2015
Please mark your calendars for the 2015 Club and Society Leadership Symposium. We have a lot of information to share with you, so this year the conference will be one-and-a-half days, beginning Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24. There will be no cost to attend and no limit to the number of officers or board members you wish to register.  We are currently working on a block of hotel rooms and will send information in the save the date email to presidents next week.

 

Alumni help keep Columbus beautiful
More than 100 Ohio State volunteers participated in Keep Columbus Beautiful on April 11, cleaning up the area alongside Livingston Avenue in Columbus’s Driving Park neighborhood. Future events will be coordinated in communities throughout the country.
PHOTO GALLERY:
go.osu.edu/DayOfService15
TRAINING GUIDE:
go.osu.edu/VolunteerTrainingGuide
CHECKLIST: go.osu.edu/VolunteerChecklist

 

Prevention: the new hospital specialization
Ohio State alumnus and Akron Children’s Hospital CEO William H. Considine knows that for our children to grow up to be healthy adults, it will take more than just emergency rooms fixing broken bones and treating infections.
MORE: go.osu.edu/wconsidine

 

Ross County club awards 20 scholarships
The goal was to provide financial assistance to an incoming freshman and help Ohio State recruit top local students. Yet the single $400 merit scholarship the Ross County Alumni Club awarded 24 years ago has blossomed into a much larger program.
MORE: go.osu.edu/rosscountyalumni

 

Social media tip: Sharing club and society events
This spring and summer, many clubs and societies will host gatherings, volunteer events and summer send-offs with local Ohio State students. Using social media, you can share your club or society’s activities with the Buckeye community. Here are three tips to keep in mind when sharing event updates and photos on social media:
-Assign a club or society member to social media: It’s hard to plan and run an event while also capturing photos and stories for social media. Find a member in your club or society who can focus on social media by taking photos and writing updates.
-Take photos: Sharing photos from the event will immediately make your posts on social media more engaging. Be sure to have the member assigned to social media take photos. Don’t be afraid to ask Buckeyes to strike an O-H-I-O pose or get together for a group photo.  
-Use appropriate hashtags: Using Ohio State-related hashtags will help make your posts more noticeable. For service events, use the #BuckeyesGive hashtag. For alumni-related events, use #BuckeyeForLife.
For questions or more information on all things social media, contact the Alumni Association’s
Michelle Morgan.

 

Buckeye Country Superfest Contest
The Alumni Association is giving away two pairs of tickets to a current club and society volunteer.  To enter the drawing, send an email to Josh Harraman if you are a current club volunteer and Craig Little if you are a current society volunteer with the list of the country music artists performing on June 20-21 (hint – there is a link to the website in this issue of Nutshell) by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19. All entries with the correct list of acts will be entered into a drawing for the free tickets, good for both June 20 and 21. Good Luck!  ***Note – The tickets are non-transferable and must be used by the volunteer who wins the contest.

 

Share your group’s good work
Remember to share your club and society accomplishments and points of pride for consideration in Ohio State Alumni magazine. A new submission form makes the process simple and quick. The deadline is Monday, May 18, to have items considered for the July-August Buckeye Buzz page.
MORE: go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBuzz

 

Society leaders: Save the date
Dates have been set for upcoming alumni society roundtable topics. An email with further detail will be sent next week. Here are upcoming topics and dates: Special interest alumni society-only roundtable (May 27); and Leaders choice: Open topics and discussion (June 9).

 

Visit our job board
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking to hire fellow Buckeyes? Did you know that there is an active job board for Ohio State alumni? If so, the Alumni Association’s Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management can help.
JOB SEEKERS:
go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerConnection
POST A JOB: go.osu.edu/osualumniconsortium

 

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Speaker profile: Chad Bouton
Research Leader, Battelle
Bouton is a Research Leader at Battelle serving as principal investigator for numerous cutting-edge research and development programs. His expertise includes bio-sensors, neural prosthetics and decoding, and linear and nonlinear signal processing and control methods. Bouton developed neural decoding methods that allowed a person to control a wheelchair with a brain implant for the first time. He also developed new signal processing methods for cancer detection systems to aid surgeons in more efficiently and effectively pinpointing cancerous tissue intra-operatively.
TOPICS: Cutting-edge medical technology
MORE:
go.osu.edu/Speakers

Apple Alumni Discount program
The Apple Alumni Discount program makes the Apple Education Price available to Ohio State alumni. In addition to exclusive Apple pricing, purchases through the Alumni Discount Program will directly fund university programming. Alumni can purchase the products they want and need, at exclusive prices, while supporting their alma mater. 
MORE: alumni.techhub.osu.edu

 

CAMPUS NEWS
Like father, like son
Archie Griffin has long said that his Ohio State degree was his most cherished accomplishment. On May 10, Griffin watched his son, Adam, match that feat when he earned his degree. Prior to that day, the two Griffins sat down for a talk about Ohio State and what it means to be part of Buckeye Nation.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/ArchieAdam

 

Ohio State in bloom
Spring has taken hold of Ohio State, which means from magnolia blossoms to colorful tulips to Frisbee on the Oval, campus is in bloom.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/spring2015

 

High Points: May 2015
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:
osu.edu/highpoints

 

RESEARCH NEWS
New mesh could aid in oil-spill clean-up
The piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn’t look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups. Water passes through the mesh but oil doesn’t, thanks to a nearly invisible oil-repelling coating on its surface.
MORE: go.osu.edu/4Qv

 

Researchers discover link between prodigy and autism
Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism. The scientists found that child prodigies in their sample share some of the same genetic variations with people who have autism.
MORE: go.osu.edu/4Qs  

 

ATHLETICS NEWS
Champion Buckeyes visit the White House
National championship celebrations continued in late April as the Ohio State Buckeyes traveled to the White House to visit with President Barack Obama.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/WhiteHouseChamps

 

Stieber helped inspire wrestling champs
Hunter Stieber grew up on a wrestling mat. He’s as comfortable there as most people are on a bike. But for the better part of a year, from this past October to this coming one, Hunter will have had about a month on the mat. Total. In fact, in the past two seasons, the two-time All-American has barely been able to compete: First, he took a redshirt his junior year. And this past season, he tore ligaments in both elbows.
MORE: go.osu.edu/4Q7

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Classic China and the Yangtze River
Sept. 22-Oct. 5, 2015
$4,569 (air included from San Francisco)
Begin your 14-day tour in 2,000-year-old Beijing and experience its legendary sites: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall. A tour highlight is a special rickshaw ride along Beijing’s ancient alleyways, or hutongs, and a visit to the home of a local family. Continue to Xian and visit the museum housing the terra-cotta army of nearly 8,000 life-sized warriors, called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Fly to Chongqing and visit the zoo housing the beloved pandas. Board a premier ship of Victoria Cruises for a three-night excursion on the Yangtze. See the spectacular Three Gorges, Smaller Gorges, and the much-heralded new dam. Conclude with visits to the Bund, the renowned Shanghai Museum and the 16th-century Yu Yuan Gardens. Spend additional time exploring dynamic Shanghai on an optional three-day/two-night on-your-own extension.

 

For detailed information, please visit http://go.osu.edu/ChinaYangtzeRiver15 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.

 
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The Ohio State University Alumni Association
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OSUAA on LinkedIn
Alumni Career Management on Twitter
Join the Alumni Association  
Give to Ohio State
Club Leaders' Handbook
Society Leaders' Handbook 
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
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April 2015 Nutshell 04/20/2015

 

 

APRIL 2015

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 http://www.osu.edu/alumni/communities/clubs-and-societies/thenutshell.  

April 18

Ohio State spring football game at Ohio Stadium http://go.osu.edu/2015springgame

April 21

Society Roundtable: Engagement strategies

April 22

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

April 24

Virtual Speed Networking go.osu.edu/2zn

April 27

Deadline for submitting details on summer send-off events

May 5

Gradfest at the Ohio Union

May 10

Ohio State spring commencement

May 15

Ohio State Day at Cedar Point go.osu.edu/CedarPoint2015

May 15

Group football ticket invoices due

May 21

Scarlet and Grapes at Cooper’s Hawk go.osu.edu/2pg

May 27

Society Roundtable: Special session for special-interest societies only

June 20-21

Buckeye Country Superfest go.osu.edu/BuckeyeSuperfest


Happy volunteer appreciation week!
April 12-18, 2015
The Alumni Association thanks you for all that you do on behalf of Ohio State and the Alumni Association. We have 2,800 volunteers working on behalf of our alumni clubs and societies and together we make a difference in the lives of our alumni, friends and students! We thank you for your efforts and encourage you to thank the many volunteers who help make your group a success. Go Bucks!

OSUAA NEWS
Summer send-off deadline
Alumni clubs around the country will be celebrating the start of new school year by holding Summer Send-Off events for incoming Ohio State freshmen in their area. If your group is planning an event, please send details to Nadine Holmes by April 27. Details include: Type of event (cookout, picnic, lunch, etc.); Time, date and place; RSVP information (club RSVP contact and RSVP deadline)

Also, let us know that your club plans to hosts a send-off by signing up for this volunteer opportunity on Ohio State Volunteer Match! Then you will receive a confirmation message with a link to provide your event details once your club has everything confirmed.    

On the right track: Alum leads students to Ohio State
Pugh, a Dayton, Ohio, native, is a business and personal finance coach near Atlanta and owns a Web development company, KTP Web Hosting, which helps people get their businesses online. He also regularly volunteers for Ohio State in a variety of student recruitment capacities.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/2pD

Ohio State Day at Cedar Point set for May 15
All Ohio State alumni, family, friends and guests are invited to Ohio State Day at Cedar Point on Friday, May 15. Enjoy the BEST collection of roller coasters on the planet! Plus, visit Planet Snoopy, Kiddy Kingdom and other family areas with rides that won't turn your knuckles white.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/CedarPoint2015

Apple Alumni Discount program
The Apple Alumni Discount program makes the Apple Education Price available to Ohio State alumni. In addition to exclusive Apple pricing, purchases through the Alumni Discount Program will directly fund university programming. Alumni can purchase the products they want and need, at exclusive prices, while supporting their alma mater. 
MORE: alumni.techhub.osu.edu

Commencement Week: May 4-9
Alumni are encouraged to change their social media profile photos to the Block O to help celebrate the success of the more than 10,000 graduates who will join the ranks of alumni when they graduate from Ohio State on Sunday, May 10.
MORE: commencement.osu.edu

Social media tip: Help Buckeyes find you
Imagine this scenario: An alumnus moves from Columbus to Buffalo for a new job. Far from home and family, he looks for his fellow Buckeyes in his new city. What search terms might he use? He might try and find Ohio State alumni in Buffalo by searching for things like “Ohio State,” “Buffalo,” “Buckeyes,” “alumni” or “OSU” on Facebook and Twitter.

To help fellow alumni find your club or society on social media, think about the terms you would use if you were searching for your organization online. After this, craft your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram bios using those keywords. For example, the Buffalo club’s bio would read “Buckeyes dedicated to cultivating an Ohio State family in Buffalo, NY #BuckeyeForLife.” This description has the keywords Buckeyes, Ohio State, Buffalo, NY and uses the alumni hashtag #BuckeyeForLife. For questions or more information on all things social media, contact the Alumni Association’s Michelle Morgan.

Best practices
- If you have not created a document to outline Board expectations and/or responsibilities, please take a look at a few samples currently being used: osu.edu/alumni/activities-and-events/events/2015/society-roundtable.html
- EHE alumni are encouraged to write a note of congratulations to their 1,000 spring graduates.  For more information go to news.ehe.osu.edu/2015/04/10/congratulate-an-ehe-graduate/

On-boarding new board members
Here are some tips for on-boarding new members of your board:
- Invite them to a meeting prior to their joining the board
- Have a separate orientation session for them and review the mission and goals of your club/society
- Provide them with a board member notebook with a copy of all pertinent information
- Assign a current board member to a new board member like a “board buddy” for the first few meetings so the new board member feels welcomed
- Be sure to steward your volunteers by being sure to show your appreciation for what they do

Share your group’s good work
Remember to share your club and society accomplishments and points of pride for consideration in Ohio State Alumni magazine. A new submission form makes the process simple and quick. The deadline is Monday, May 18, to have items considered for the July-August Buckeye Buzz page.
MORE: go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBuzz

LGBTQ and ally coding project
Please share with your LGBTQ alumni/donors and allies the following link go.osu.edu/lgbt to stay current on advocacy initiatives, connect at LGBTQ-specific alumni events, learn about ways to support LGBTQ scholarships and programs; and discover opportunities to meet and mentor LGBTQ students.

Society leaders: Save the date
Dates have been set for upcoming alumni society roundtable topics. An email with further detail will be sent next week. Here are upcoming topics and dates: Engagement strategies: Creating a plan (April 21); Special interest alumni society-only roundtable (May 27); and Leaders choice: Open topics and discussion (June 9).

Share your volunteer opportunities
Have a great volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with fellow alumni and friends? Ohio State’s Office of Volunteer Relations can help through VolunteerMatch. Learn how to use this valuable tool with our step-by-step training guide and checklist.
TRAINING GUIDE:
go.osu.edu/VolunteerTrainingGuide
CHECKLIST:
go.osu.edu/VolunteerChecklist

Visit our job board
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking to hire fellow Buckeyes? Did you know that there is an active job board for Ohio State alumni? If so, the Alumni Association’s Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management can help.
JOB SEEKERS:
go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerConnection
POST A JOB:
go.osu.edu/osualumniconsortium

Speaker profile: Jim Fowler
Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics
Outreach director, The STEAM Factory

TOPICS: Mathematics; the history of mathematics; creativity; STEAM; online education; MOOCs; creating lecture videos; inquiry-based learning; visualizing high-dimensional data; open source software; public outreach for STEAM; K-12 education; geometry; topology; summer math camps for high school students; computer typesetting.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/Speakers

CAMPUS NEWS
2020 Vision: Inclusive excellence
During his first months as Ohio State’s 15th president, Michael V. Drake looked, listened and learned. With time, his observations developed into a vision for the university, a path firmly grounded in Ohio State’s land-grant mission but one that also acknowledges the challenges of the modern-day world.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/drakevision

Investment in innovation
From anti-cancer drugs to chemical warfare antidotes to energy-efficient materials, Ohio State's new CBEC building will enhance the university's already leading-edge work in many different areas.
MORE:
osu.edu/features/2015/investment-in-innovation.html

High Points: April 2015
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:
osu.edu/highpoints

 

RESEARCH NEWS
Landmark study shows magnets can control heat and sound
Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field. In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials, they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size of a medical MRI reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 percent.
MORE: go.osu.edu/magnetresearch

Study: Don’t blame kids if they don’t like school
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation. A study of more than 13,000 twins from six countries found that 40 to 50 percent of the differences in children’s motivation to learn could be explained by their genetic inheritance from their parents.
MORE: go.osu.edu/22Z

 

ATHLETICS NEWS
Buckeyes win first-ever wrestling title
The 94-year wait is over. Ohio State, on the strength individual national titles by Logan Stieber and Nathan Tomasello, clinched its first-ever team title on March 21. The Buckeyes (102 points) topped second-place Iowa by 18 points, third-place Edinboro (75.5 points) and fourth-place Missouri (73.5 points).
MORE: ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/032215aaa.html

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Ohio State at Rutgers
Oct. 22-25, 2015
$1,429 (New York City)
New York City is home to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway and much more. Times Square—the cultural icon also referred to as the Crossroads of the World and the Center of the Universe—is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry.

 

For detailed information, please visit go.osu.edu/OhioStateRutgers15 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.

 

February 2015 Nutshell 02/16/2015

 

FEBRUARY 2015

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 http://www.osu.edu/alumni/communities/clubs-and-societies/thenutshell.  

Feb. 9-16

Group filing form sent from OSUAA

Feb. 16-19

Football ticket requests sent from OSUAA (if applicable)

Feb. 20

Managers: Getting the best from your team webinar. Noon to 1 p.m. EST http://go.osu.edu/managerswebinar15

Feb. 25

Lesson and Legacy: Alumni Career Perspectives at Longaberger Alumni House http://go.osu.edu/lessonslegacy

Feb. 25

Deadline for Alumni Scholars Program rankings and cover sheet

Feb. 27

Virtual Networking with Fellow Buckeyes by Industry, 12 noon at http://go.osu.edu/xnj

Feb. 28

Family Bowling with Archie Griffin at Polaris Lanes http://go.osu.edu/bowlingwarchie

March 2

Society roundtable: Strategic planning http://go.osu.edu/societyroundtable

March 5

Club and society group forms due

March 6

Group home and away football ticket requests due

March 4-8

B1G Women’s Basketball Tournament http://go.osu.edu/wbb15

March 11-15

B1G Men’s Basketball Tournament http://go.osu.edu/mbb15

April 7

Society roundtable: Volunteers-Recruiting and retaining the best talent http://go.osu.edu/societyroundtable

OSUAA NEWS
Club grows strong scholarship program
The Lucas County alumni club’s Robert Momsen Scholarship Fund is creating opportunity for Toledo-area students. Learn how the club has helped push its endowment past $325,000.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/lucasscholarship

Alumni Award nominations open
What do Woody Hayes, Jesse Owens, Novice Fawcett and George Voinovich have in common? They have received an Alumni Award from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.! Do you know an alumnus, friend, or family member who has given extra time, service and support to students and/or Ohio State? Nominate them for an Alumni Award.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/alumniawards

Help your group’s work get recognized
Buckeye Buzz is the new section in Ohio State Alumni magazine that highlights accomplishments of our alumni clubs and societies. To help us collect information, a submission form has been posted on the Alumni Association website. Help us tell the story of the great work of our Clubs and Societies
SUBMIT AN ITEM:
http://go.osu.edu/buckeyebuzz

 

LGBTQ and ally coding project
Please share with your LGBTQ alumni/donors and allies the following link http://go.osu.edu/lgbt to stay current on advocacy initiatives, connect at LGBTQ-specific alumni events, learn about ways to support LGBTQ scholarships and programs; and discover opportunities to meet and mentor LGBTQ students.

Social media tip: Use Ohio State hashtags
One of the best ways to get your content recognized by fellow alumni and The Ohio State University Alumni Association is by using university-wide hashtags. Use #BuckeyeForLife for all things Ohio State alumni related or #BuckeyesGive to demonstrate how your club or society is giving their time, talent or treasure. This month, use #BuckeyeLove to share your own Ohio State love story. For more hashtags, see University Communications’ Social Media: Strategy and best practices. For questions or more information on all things social media, feel free to reach out Michelle Morgan at morgan.1001@osu.edu

BTN seeking Buckeye memorabilia collectors
Do you have a top-notch collection of Ohio State memorabilia? If so, the Big Ten Network is interested in hearing about your collection for an upcoming program. To share details about your collection, contact the Alumni Association’s Steve Proctor at proctor.18@osu.edu.

Society leaders: Save the date
Dates have been set for upcoming alumni society roundtable topics. An email with further detail will be sent next week. Here are upcoming topics and dates: Strategic planning (March 2); Volunteers: Recruiting and retaining the best talent (April 7); Engagement strategies: Creating a plan (April 21); Special interest alumni society-only roundtable (May 27); and Leaders choice: Open topics and discussion (June 9).

Share your volunteer opportunities
Have a great volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with fellow alumni and friends? Ohio State’s Office of Volunteer Relations can help through VolunteerMatch. Learn how to use this valuable tool with our step-by-step training guide and checklist.
TRAINING GUIDE:
http://go.osu.edu/VolunteerTrainingGuide
CHECKLIST:
http://go.osu.edu/VolunteerChecklist

Visit our job board
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking to hire fellow Buckeyes? Did you know that there is an active job board for Ohio State alumni? If so, the Alumni Association’s Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management can help.
JOB SEEKERS:
www.go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerConnection
POST A JOB:
www.go.osu.edu/osualumniconsortium

‘The Buckeye Room’ is open for you
Alumni are invited to provide input on the university and the alumni experience by participating in this new online  forum. To facilitate hearing the voice of alumni on countless Ohio State priorities, the Alumni Association has launched a new initiative called the “The Buckeye Room.” 
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/TheBuckeyeRoom

Nominations sought for Bailey award
Named for longtime director of international student services, Ruth C. Bailey, award nominees can be Ohio State faculty, staff, alumni, faculty/staff emeriti and university volunteers who have taken a leadership role and/or initiative in implementing policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance interaction and understanding between multicultural and foreign-born students and/or faculty on the Ohio State campus.
MORE:
http://odi.osu.edu/alumni/the-ruth-c-bailey-award.html

Scholarship leaders:
Information about the Alumni Association’s 2015-16 scholarship season was sent to you in September but you can also find the information and forms online. By now you should have selected your scholarship committee. Accepted student lists will be sent in late January and scholarship amount projections will be sent in early February. The deadline for club ASP Cover Sheet and Rankings is February 25. If you have questions, contact Leslie Smith.

Surveying your members
If you need assistance with conducting a survey after your club or society event, please contact Heidi Glanzman at glanzman.4@osu.edu.  All you have to do is send us the email addresses of those who attended and we will send the survey for you.

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Speaker profile: Dr. Martha Gulati
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Gulati is an associate professor of medicine and clinical public health in the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University. In 2012, she was awarded the National Red Dress Award for her efforts in raising awareness of heart disease in women and advancing research in this field. She is the author of the best-selling book, Saving Women’s Heart, and her commitment to the study of women and cardiac diseases has won her numerous awards and distinctions. TOPIC: Hearth health
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/Speakers

CAMPUS NEWS
Together, we can
Ohio State President Michael V. Drake sat down with Ohio State Alumni magazine recently to discuss his first months at the university. Read more about his thoughts on the institution in this extended question and answer session.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/drakeqa

Celebrating #BuckeyeLove
Whether it’s choosing the perfect major, providing life-saving medical care or being part of a long-standing tradition, there are many ways to find Buckeye love at Ohio State. Here are 14 reasons to love Ohio State.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/buckeyelove14

High Points: February 2015
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

RESEARCH NEWS
Both liberals, conservatives have science bias
New research suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn’t align with their political views. The study found that people from both the left and right expressed less trust in science when they were presented with facts that challenged specific politicized issues.
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/xZN

Genetic combination can lower heart-attack risk
Researchers have determined that two mutations on a single gene can interact in a way that lowers the carrier’s risk for a heart attack. The variants are found in a gene called DBH, which regulates an enzyme involved in the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine – both of which are important chemical messengers and hormones.
MORE: http://go.osu.edu/xZS

ATHLETICS NEWS
For each other
The story of the 2014 National Champions began in the middle of the night. 4 a.m. Snow on the ground. It was the winter of 2012, and the Ohio State football team was dragged out of bed for a lesson from new coach Urban Meyer.
MORE: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/011215aaa.html

Great game-watches
If you have any changes to your game-watch locale let the Alumni Association know about your new location and contact information so Buckeye fans in your area can join you as the Ohio State basketball team starts its journey to March Madness. Please send new information to Susan Long at long.439@osu.edu.

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Continental Passage, Lisbon to London
July 11-25, 2015
From Lisbon, Portugal, set sail for Oporto with Crystal Cruises. Known for its port wine, Oporto is a town of warm sunshine, impressive churches and winding streets. Sail along the Bay of Biscay to France and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a medieval fishing port on the Basque coast. Spend three days in Bordeaux, France, famous for its glorious chateaux, mouthwatering cuisine and rich wines and vineyards. Walk along the beautiful promenade in Brest, a major port and naval base. Journey to the walled city of Saint-Malo, nestled on the English Channel, and see its restored 17th- and 18th-century splendor. Cruise the Channel Islands to Guernsey before spending two days in Honfluer, a quaint port town on Normandy’s coast. Disembark in Dover, the port for London, England. Your home during your voyage is the six-star Crystal Serenity. Experience why it is world-renowned for excellence, with its award-winning entertainment, specialty restaurants, classes and expert speakers. Open bar service, gratuities for select staff and two-for-one pricing are included with this exciting adventure.

 

For detailed information, please visit http://go.osu.edu/LisbontoLondon15or 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.


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Brutus wins 2015 Mascot National Championship! 01/25/2015

You may already be aware that Brutus win the 2015 Mascot National Championship. What you don't know is Madi Stuhlreyer, one of our past Scholarship recipients is on the Brutus team! What follows is a letter from Madi's mother that we'd like to share with the club.

Hello OSU Alumni Club of Greater Cincinnati!

I wanted to write a quick note to update you on my daughter—Madison Stuhlreyer—a 3rd year at OSU and recipient of your Alumni Scholarship program in 2012-13. Madi is still an honors student majoring in Biology and plans to take the MCAT this year and then apply to med schools.

The more exciting news is that she is very blessed to be an active participant in the mascot program and was able to travel with Brutus to the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Mascot Championship competition in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. In case you didn’t hear the news—Brutus won 1st place in the National Mascot Championship for the first time in OSU history!!

Madi is the prop coordinator for Brutus. Many of the props he uses at the games and events or his extra costume pieces come from her. Since the summer of 2014 Madi has been working alongside Brutus and in late Fall they started to put together a 1 ½ minute skit for the National competition with lots of complicated props. Over 200 video submissions from mascots were sent to the NCA and then they narrowed it down to 15 schools who were invited to come to Orlando in January. Formerly Brutus was invited just once to nationals in 2013 and I believe he placed 10th that particular year. This year—he was selected as 3rd seed for the competition—meaning his entry video scored very well and then was 50% of his total score for the competition. After the video submissions, Brutus was ranked 3rd behind Aubie the Tiger from Auburn (who has been national champion 8 times in the past) and Goldie the Gopher from Minnesota (who has also won it in the past). Competition was VERY stiff but Brutus edged out to win and make OSU history.

If you go to Varsity.com and click on the college competition and then “mascots” on the right side tab—you can see Brutus’s winning performance (which is the 5th one down the list) and his encore performance from the 2nd evening (1st video on the list). Brutus performed flawlessly on Friday evening (when it mattered for the actual competition) and then Saturday evening at his encore performance he was a little more relaxed and the kids were just having fun at that point.

Attached are some photos of Madi (she’s the only female in the shots so it’s easy to tell who she is) with Brutus and the “cru” as well as some other shots of props she worked on throughout the season. I know Madi would have written a note herself to update your group but she is really busy getting things together for Brutus tryouts in the Spring. I copied her in this email though…

Thank you again for awarding Madi with a scholarship so that she can fulfill her dream of attending OSU. She has certainly found her niche at school and is absolutely LOVING every minute of it.

With Buckeye Love,

Madi’s Mom--Vicki Stuhlreyer

Picture gallery coming soon!

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

 

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