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Happy Monday everyone. Below you will find the latest news and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of January 26, 2015. Just a few additional points for this week:

First, last Friday in the Student Life Ohio Union, students gathered to celebrate the 2014 Ohio State football team and our national championship. Coach Urban Meyer, several members of the football team, TBDBITL, Brutus, Block O and the Spirit Squad were on hand to talk about the important role students played the team's success. You can watch a great video recap of the event from WBNS-10TV here in Columbus by clicking here. Go Bucks!

Speaking of Brutus...did you know Brutus was also an undisputed national champion? That's right, the crazy nut recently placed first in the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship. You can watch Brutus' championship performance by clicking here. At the same competition, The Ohio State University Dance Team placed 3rd, bringing home a bronze medal in the Division IA Jazz Competition. The team also placed 2nd, bringing home a silver medal in the Division IA Pom Competition. This is the highest placement The Ohio State Dance Team has finished in the history of the program. Congratulations to Brutus and the dancers for these amazing accomplishments.

Next, just a quick correction from our most recent edition of Buckeye Parent. In the Buckeye Parent that was sent last Wednesday, we said the fundraising goal for BuckeyeThon 2015 was $1,000,000,000. Though we are ambitious and know what a great cause BuckeyeThon supports, the fundraising goal is actually $1,000,000. There's a slight different between one billion dollars and one MILLION dollars. Sorry for any confusion and thanks to all the parents who caught the error. For more information on BuckeyeThon, please click here.

Finally, if you are on the Tuition Option Payment Plan, don't forget the next payment is due February 5.

Have a great week everyone!


Message from VP for Student Life ‘Dr. J’


It may be the middle of winter, but this is a good time to think about summer and what you are going to do when it gets here. A little planning now can pay off in the future and will continue paying off long after you graduate. Whether you line up an internship or return to a seasonable job, I’d like to suggest you make 2015 a “Summer with a Purpose.” Read full column >

Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at

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Students gain entrepreneurship experience, recognition


Kate Fisher, a student in the MBA for Working Professionals program at Fisher College of Business, and Joel Meyer, an undergraduate finance student, were two of 18 students nationwide to participate in the SVB Trek, a three-day tour of Silicon Valley that helps build professional networks and further inspires entrepreneurship. Fisher also appeared in Forbes’ 30-Under-30 in energy list as one of the co-founders of KAir Battery, a winner in the 2014 Ohio State Business Plan Competition.
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Integrated, university-wide center announced

Fisher College of Business has announced the integration of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Initiative into a single, university-wide initiative: The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The center’s mission is to provide world-class training in innovation and entrepreneurship through sponsored research for faculty; engagement with corporate partners; and the delivery of trans-disciplinary curricular and extracurricular learning experiences for students. The newly revised, university-wide undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship and innovation, launched in spring 2015, will play an integral role in the student experience.
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Campus Climate Survey

Ensuring a safe and healthy campus climate for our students and for all members of the university community is our top priority. As part of our university’s ongoing work to assess and address the issue of sexual assault, in the spring Ohio State will participate in the Association of American Universities’ national Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. Information collected through this survey will allow Ohio State to enhance our support and services as well as to benchmark our efforts against national peers.
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Connect securely in the US and abroad with eduroam

Planning a trip abroad? Ohio State students, faculty, researchers and staff can now access eduroam for seamless connectivity on a trusted wireless network at hundreds of participating sites around the world. Launched in Europe in 2003, eduroam is a secure, encrypted network that allows you to use your Ohio State login to connect when traveling to other member universities. Visit OCIO’s site today to learn more about connecting to eduroam.

Abstracts for Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Reminder: Abstracts for the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum are due Thursday (2/5) at 5 p.m. OSU students who are conducting independent research, scholarship, or creative activity are eligible to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be accepted online. The 2015 forum will be held on Wednesday (3/25) from noon-3 p.m. at the RPAC.
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OSU astrophysicist launches podcast

Paul Sutter, a postdoc at Ohio State’s Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, has launched a new podcast called “Ask a Spaceman!” People curious about space, astronomy, and astrophysics can post questions on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #AskASpaceman. Paul will answer the questions in a lighthearted, conversational way. The first two episodes are available on iTunes and cover the topics of Plutos status as a planet and the physics of falling into a black hole.
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Mershon Center offers study abroad scholarships

Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State students to apply for the International Security Study Abroad Scholarship. Funds support undergraduates whose career plans lie in the field of international security and who would benefit by studying in a foreign country. Students are encouraged to take foreign language courses, especially those deemed critical for national security. As many as 12 scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded. The deadline is Friday (2/13).
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Upcoming events

The Department of Art is presenting You Are Here: First Year MFA Exhibition, Monday (1/26)-Friday (2/20) in Hopkins Hall Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday (1/29) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the gallery. Read more:

The Department of Dance presents Inflecting Space, featuring the work of nine student choreographers in the undergraduate and graduate dance programs, with 28 dance students performing, Thursday (1/29)-Saturday (1/31) in the Barnett Theatre in Sullivant Hall. Read more:

How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Informational Session, Monday (1/26), 2:30-3:30 p.m., room 090 in 18th Ave Library. Read more >

The Denman Demystified: An Introduction to the Forum, Tuesday (1/27), 5:30-6:30 p.m., 14 Psychology Building, RSVP to Read more:

Summer Research Proposal Peer-to-Peer Help Session #1, Thursday (1/29), 5-7 p.m., 291 Mendenhall, RSVP to Read more:


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