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August 2015 Nutshell 08/18/2015

 

AUGUST 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.  

Aug. 22

American Heart Association Heart Walk go.osu.edu/heartwalk2015

Aug. 28

Alumni Career Management virtual networking series, Noon go.osu.edu/careernetworking

Sept. 11

Webinar: Getting Started on LinkedIn go.osu.edu/linkedinwebinar15

Sept. 14

The Alumni Cup honoring Buckeye great Jim Jackson go.osu.edu/AlumniCup16

Sept. 25

Alumni Career Management virtual networking series, Noon go.osu.edu/careernetworking

Sept. 24-25

Club and society leadership symposium go.osu.edu/symposium15

Oct. 9-11

Homecoming
Alumni info:
go.osu.edu/alumnihomecoming16; Homecoming site: homecoming.osu.edu

Oct. 15

Back on the Career Track, 9 a.m.-noon at Longaberger Alumni House go.osu.edu/careertrack

Oct. 24

Buckeye Bash at Rutgers go.osu.edu/RutgersBash16

OSUAA NEWS

Save the date: Club and society leadership symposium
Sept. 24-25, 2015
We are excited that we can offer a day and a half of programming for this year’s symposium as we share important information regarding Regional Engagement and how this will strengthen the support being given to our clubs and societies. Because of the additional 1Ž2 day, the alumni association will cover the cost of one night’s hotel stay per symposium attendee for Thursday, September 24 at any of the hotels listed below. The attendee must attend both Thursday and Friday portions of the symposium and live more than 60 miles from Columbus to be eligible. Attendees will need to make their own reservations; each hotel will share rooming lists and the Alumni Association will facilitate payment for Thursday, September 24. Discounted rates valid September 23-27. Be sure to make your reservation soon as the hotels will fill up quickly! Please note: reservations must be made by August 23 to receive the special offer and complimentary one-night stay!
MORE: go.osu.edu/symposium15

2015 Alumni Award honorees announced
Since 1958, the alumni association has annually presented awards that recognize alumni achievement. The first honoree was alumnus Howard Dredge, a dentist from Springfield, Ohio, who was recognized for his good citizenship. He was just the first of many graduates who’ve been recognized by the alumni association for their good work. These awards honor those individuals who personify the university’s tradition of excellence, thereby bringing distinction to themselves and to Ohio State through their outstanding achievements.
MEET THE 2015 HONOREES:
go.osu.edu/alumniawards15

Survey: Officer elections
The Alumni Association is asking all alumni groups to share information about how your group holds its officer elections by completing a brief survey.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/officerelections

Young Alumni Academy accepting applications
Young Alumni Academy is designed to provide a holistic experience, with each session building on the learning and insight from the previous one. Through this 10 month program participants will engage with one another, workshop presenters, and Ohio State and Columbus community leaders around a variety of personal and professional development topics. 
MORE:
go.osu.edu/YoungAlumniAcademy

Join the Buckeye Book Community

If you would like to participate in the Buckeye Book Community by reading The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen, this year’s book choice, and have a book discussion and other activities with your club around the topic of urban farms and food sustainability and security, please email Lauren Luffy to reserve up to 15 books for your group by August 21.

Engagement tip: Game-watch parties
Football season is just around the corner! Buckeye alumni clubs throughout the country will soon join to celebrate as the undisputed national champions take the field! If your club plans to gather with alumni, parents and friends of the university, take a little bit of time to plan through your game watch parties, and help ensure a flawless game day experience for everyone involved. See below for a few tips and tricks we think will make your game day celebration a success:

Make sure you have a safe, fun and accessible location to watch the game secured in advance. Meet with the establishment contact to discuss logistics and explore ways in which your club and establishment can support fundraising goals.

Start promoting your football watch parties as soon as possible. Post events to Facebook and other social media networks, e-mail your club list and check the Association’s website to make sure we have your correct, updated location (https://www.osu.edu/alumni/go-bucks/game-watchlocations.html)

Game day is a great time to have fun while making connections that will grow your club and help reach fundraising goals. If at all possible, assign leaders, “captains,” to various key stations to assist with event execution. For example, assigned captains should sign-in members and guests (obtain name, e-mail, phone number, and graduation year) at the front door, while an additional captain might serve as point-person for new member recruitment and club fundraising.

Show your Buckeye spirit by decorating the space with official Ohio State gear!

Take a lot of pictures for your social media accounts and e-mail them to us (long.439@osu.edu) following the game. Additionally, it’s always best to ask those being photographed if they consent to having their photograph taken as it may be used on social media or other marketing materials.

Game day watches serve as yet another way to promote the values of The Ohio State University and keep alumni, family and friends connected no matter their distance from campus.

As always, celebrate the Buckeyes and the university responsibly.

After the game, invite everyone back to watch the next Buckeye victory! Be sure to follow-up with a thank-you message to event attendees as well as event captains and volunteers.

For more information on how to make the most of your football watch parties, contact Josh at Harraman.4@osu.edu. Go Bucks!

Social media tip: Game-watch promotion

For Ohio State alumni, posts on social media relating to Buckeye football outperform almost all other topics. Here are a few tips on promoting your club or society’s game watches:

?         Post live from each game watch: This might seem counterintuitive, however one of the best ways I’ve found to promote events is to show the fun and excitement that occurs at all of our events. Moreover, posting at high-traffic times using #GoBucks will increase awareness of your club or society as well as your game watch.

?         Post multiple times throughout the week: No one is on social media 24/7, and many followers will probably miss messages posted only once. For this reason, it’s important to post several times throughout the week, experimenting with morning, afternoon and evening posts.

?         Create a Facebook event: Getting recognition on Facebook is increasingly difficult. The best way to promote an event on Facebook is to create a Facebook event (see tips on how to create an event from a Facebook page). During game watches, you can increase your visibility by posting an O-H-I-O photo from the event and saying something like “Go Bucks!

For questions or more information on all things social media, contact the Alumni Association’s Michelle Morgan.

Let us know about 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 Friday, September 4, to have items considered for the November-December Buckeye Buzz page.
MORE: go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBuzz

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

Get back on the career track
The Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management will offer the program “Back on the Career Track” from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Longaberger Alumni House. The program will offer helpful tips for parents who are interested in returning to the workforce. Alumni can get a $10 program discount if they use the code OSUNST15 when registering.
REGISTER:
go.osu.edu/careertrack
JOB BOARD:
go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerConnection
POST A JOB:
go.osu.edu/osualumniconsortium

 

Join the Ohio State heart walk team
Join the fight against heart disease and stroke by signing up for the 2015 American Heart Association Heart Walk on Aug. 22. There is no cost to sign up and all participants that sign up by August 3 receive a team Ohio State t-shirt to wear the day of the Heart Walk. Contact Natalie Brown with questions. To sign up, please follow the these steps: Visit www.go.osu.edu/heartwalk2015/Scroll down to Alumni/Select Create New Team/Select Start at Team
Select New Team Name Under Company/Choose Alumni under Ohio State University.
MORE:
http://go.osu.edu/heartwalk2015

 

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Speaker profile: Shashi Matta
Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing, and Faculty Director, Full-time MBA Program Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Matta engages extensively with industry through consulting and keynote speaking engagements at several companies in the U.S., and internationally, in the areas of marketing strategy, branding, positioning, value propositions, marketing metrics and return-on-investment, customer experience and service management. Dr. Matta’s industry experience prior to his academic career includes positions in brand management, advertising and marketing operations for an educational services firm.

TOPICS: How to Build and Sustain a Powerful Brand, Strategic Marketing, Strategies for Growth
MORE:
go.osu.edu/Speakers

Alumni discounts at TechHub
Ohio State’s new campus tech store offers special pricing for alumni near and far. That means your educational discount doesn’t have to end with a diploma. Shop online for Mac, iPads, accessories and more through Tech Hub’s Alumni store. Visiting campus soon? Tech Hub is a must-see diversion from your stroll down memory lane. With technology demos, workshops and events, visitors now have a glimpse into Ohio State’s latest innovations. Stop by in person or online to Shop. Learn. Explore.

CAMPUS NEWS

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2020 Vision
Ohio State President Michael V. Drake took to the road to visit Ohioans and share his vision for the university, including his focus areas – access, affordability and excellence, community engagement and diversity and inclusion.
STORIFY FROM TRIP:
go.osu.edu/2020VisionTour15
MORE: go.osu.edu/2020Vision

Welcome Week around the corner
Ohio State will kick off the upcoming school year with Welcome Week in late August. Follow along with all the activities as the new year gets under way.
MORE: welcomeweek.osu.edu

Ohio State to expand digital learning platforms
New project reflects Ohio State’s comprehensive strategy to attack college costs, which includes initiatives that have a direct impact on students’ bills, efficiencies, innovative funding and streamlining students’ academic paths.
MORE: go.osu.edu/7wD

High Points: August 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 design brings world’s first solar battery to milestone
After debuting the world’s first solar air battery last fall, researchers at The Ohio State University have now reached a new milestone.
MORE: go.osu.edu/7wB

Assessing dads’ parenting skills
Ohio State research finds that new mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him involved in parenting.
MORE: go.osu.edu/7wG

ATHLETICS NEWS

Aiming for a street luge record
Street luge world champ David Dean ’07 turns to Buckeye engineers in attempt to set world record.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/7v7

Register your game-watch parties
The Buckeye football season is less than a month away. That means it’s time to make plans for your fall Ohio State game-watch parties. If you have any changes to your group’s location, please notify the alumni association’s Susan Long.
MORE:
go.osu.edu/game-watch

ALUMNI TRAVEL

Vietnam – Saigon Hanoi
Jan. 19-31, 2016
$3,795
Enjoy a five-night stay in Saigon, formerly Ho Chi Minh City; four nights in Hanoi; and one night on an elegant vessel while cruising Ha Long Bay. See the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Fine Arts Museum, each of which helps illustrate Saigon’s storied past. Cruise along the Ham Luong River as you learn about the Mekong Delta and what life is like for the people who live in the region. Visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, and stroll through bustling Ben Thanh Market. Experience life on a local farm, and explore a rice paper factory. In Hanoi, visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and his house. Sample delicious street food, and visit a market with a local chef. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes excursions, educational programs, accommodations and an extensive meal program featuring wine with dinner. For detailed information, please visit http://go.osu.edu/vietman2016 or contact Addie Natalie at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 x 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 
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
Buckeye Pride MP3 and image downloads

22nd Annual Alumni Classic Golf Outing and Dinner 08/02/2015
This year’s golf outing and dinner were held at, GLENVIEW Golf Course in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The weather and the golf course were spectacular for the golfers and after a great day of golf more Buckeye Friends joined the golfers for a great dinner and an impromptu presentation from several of our Scholarship Winners that were in attendance with their parents and special guests. It was a special treat to see and hear from our best and brightest, confirming the efforts for supporting this event and all the fund raising efforts that take place for our scholarships are worthwhile and important.

This long running, important event serves as the major fund raising event for our club Scholarship Endowment #602730. The result of all the efforts associated with this event over the years has been amazing. On behalf of past, current and future Greater Cincinnati area Ohio State students we appreciate your generous support of time, talent and treasure. Thanks to all that have played a part in the success of the event this year and in years past.

We hope to see you next year, so mark June 11 on your calendar now! We have been coming together at this event for fun, friendship and raising funds to pay forward for area students from the Greater Cincinnati area for 22 years.

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.

 
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 
The Ohio State University 
The Ohio State Department of Athletics
The Lantern
Big Ten Conference
Buckeye Pride MP3 and image downloads

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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