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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.

 

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  

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
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October 2013 Nutshell 10/10/2013

 

OCTOBER 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.

 

Oct. 15

The Commission on Political Reform’s National Conversation on American Unity at the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. http://go.osu.edu/W6a

Oct. 18-20

Reunion-Homecoming Weekend. http://go.osu.edu/reunions

Oct. 18

Club and society Volunteer Leadership Symposium, noon-4:30 p.m. at Longaberger Alumni House. No cost, and only one officer or board member needs to attend.

Oct. 18

Club and society Volunteer Appreciation event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Woody’s in the Ohio Union.  $10 per person, and a limited number of Iowa tickets will be available to those who register.

Oct. 18

Student recruiting training/update, 9:30-11 a.m. at Longaberger Alumni House.

Nov. 11

Speaker requests due for events in Feb., Mar. and Apr.

Nov. 15

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

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
2013 alumni club and society award winners
Meet the 2013 winners of the Alumni Association’s annual club and society awards. These Buckeyes get the job done in the name of Ohio State.
READ THE LIST: http://go.osu.edu/XEC

 

Are you ready to come back to campus?
Reunion-Homecoming Weekend is this month and it gives you an opportunity to return to Ohio State and enjoy three days of programming that will bring back memories of the time you spent on campus. Join us!
ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:
http://go.osu.edu/reunions
HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES:
http://homecoming.osu.edu

 

Bowl-eligible Buckeyes
With the win over Northwestern, the Buckeyes became eligible for a postseason bowl game. Sign up now to receive information via email about the official Ohio State Alumni Bowl Tour as it becomes available. 
SIGN UP: http://www.ohiostatealumnisportstravel.com

 

Nominees sought for OSUAA Board of Directors
Would you like to be more involved in Alumni Association leadership? The 2014 nominating committee is accepting nominations for Active Alumni Association members to serve on the OSUAA board of directors. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for board service, please visit http://www.ohiostatealumni.org/WhoWeAre/Pages/nominatingcommittee.aspx for application requirements. Submission deadline is Nov. 4, 2013. E-mail questions to questionnaire@ohiostatealumni.org.

 

See the 23rd Ohio Stadium cake
Alumni are invited to view the 23rd annual Ohio Stadium cake prior to the Ohio State-Iowa football game on Oct. 19, 2013. The cake will be on display beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on the south lawn of St. John Arena and will be served immediately following the game for donations to the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund.
MORE: http://www.ohiostadiumcake.com

 

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 October and 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.  

 

Early action deadline: Nov. 1
The benefit of early action is earlier notification of our decision regarding your admission. Freshman applicants to the Columbus campus for autumn semester who take the following actions will receive a decision in mid-December:

1.     Indicate interest in early action on the Common Application, Ohio State's admission application.

2.     Submit the completed application and all required materials (test scores, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) by November 1, 2013.

By applying by November 1, you also will receive priority consideration for merit scholarships and Honors and Scholars Programs. Note: you must indicate your interest in Honors, Scholars, and the Morrill Scholars Program on the Common Application and complete the associated essay(s).

 

Speaker profile: Mark Kleffner
A professor of earth sciences at Ohio State Lima, Mark is a paleontologist and stratigrapher who specializes in the study of Silurian fossils and rocks, which are common at or near the surface throughout much of northwestern Ohio. He recently received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching at Ohio State and has received two National Science Foundation grants supporting his research on Silurian fossils and rocks. Kleffner is been a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Scholar Award on the Lima campus of Ohio State.

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

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/

 

Game-watch
With football season now under way, make sure your game-watch location is updated. Send all game-watch updates to Susan Long at long.439@osu.edu.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/game-watch

 

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 releases presidential profile
Ohio State has shared what it is looking for in its new president. Take a look at the presidential profile, which outlines the qualities and characteristics the university is seeking in its next leader. The profile is still pending approval from Ohio State’s Board of Trustees.
PROFILE (PDF): http://go.osu.edu/XC6 

SEARCH SITE: http://trustees.osu.edu/presidentialsearch

 

Ohio State moving to a tobacco-free campus     
In Jan. 2014, Ohio State will move to a tobacco-free campus as a part of its commitment to promoting health and wellness. Learn more about the change and how it may affect your visit to campus.
WATCH: http://tobaccofree.osu.edu/

 

Black Cultural Center moves to new home          
Frank Hale Jr. would have loved his new namesake, those who knew him agree. Hale, who died in 2011, was a lifelong champion of civil rights and inclusion in higher education, and Ohio State’s Black Cultural Center is named in his honor.
WATCH: http://oncampus.osu.edu/black-cultural-center-officially-has-new-home-in-old-enarson/

ACADEMIC NEWS
High Points: Fall 2013
Learn more about the latest and most exciting advancements happening around The Ohio State University.
MORE:
http://osu.edu/highpoints

RESEARCH NEWS
Ohio State contributes to Nobel-winning research
When the Nobel Prize for physics was released on Tuesday, Ohio State researches had reason to celebrate. Learn more about one of the university’s most exciting research discoveries.
MORE: http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3849

 

Ohio State establishes largest licensing deal in a decade
The Ohio State University recently announced the signing of an exclusive world-wide agreement with Microlin Bio Inc., licensing a large portfolio of its groundbreaking cancer discoveries. The portfolio includes nearly 100 issued and pending microRNA patents.
MORE: http://tco.osu.edu/the-ohio-state-university-partners-with-microlin-bio-inc/

 

ATHLETICS NEWS
The highest-tech band in the land
Two Ohio State students struck a blow for conservation when they decided to bring the Ohio State Marching Band’s instruction packets into the digital era.
MORE:
http://www.osu.edu/features/2013/ipads-for-tbdbitl.html

 

ALUMNI TRAVEL
Barcelona and Madrid
Apr. 21-28
April 21-28, 2014
$2,495 (Barcelona)

Barcelona is revered by architects, art buffs, and tapas-lovers; in Madrid, the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofia museums are celebrated as the “Golden Triangle of Art.” Both cities burst with outstanding art and architecture, historic monuments, music and dance, beautiful scenery, and superb cuisine. During this flexible program, your travel director offers support and guidance as you explore sites such as the Paseo de Gracia in Madrid and Gaudi’s famous buildings in Barcelona. Stand-out hotels in the heart of each city make an ideal home base where you can savor your included breakfasts, stage your adventures, connect with fellow travelers, and unwind in style. Picasso, Dali, and Miro may call you, or the excitement of flamenco and bullfighting. If you can’t get enough of Spain’s fascinating cities, extend your stay in the cultural gem of Seville.

 

For detailed information, please visit http://go.osu.edu/BarcelonaMadrid13 or contact Addie Natalie at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 3, or email at natalie.6@osu.edu.

 

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

 

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Congrats to Bill Broxterman and the Club! 10/07/2013
Bill Broxterman was named an Alumni Association Best Buckeye this year! Congratulations Bill! In addition our club was named an Outstanding Alumni Club for the fifth year in a row! Great job everybody!
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