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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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Club Leaders' Handbook
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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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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.

 

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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

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