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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 September 14, 2014. Just a few additional points for this week:

Parent and Family Weekend 2014 registration went live online today. PFW is a great opportunity to come to campus to visit your student and participate in the life of a Buckeye. We offer many events and programs throughout the weekend that students and family members can attend together to share in the Ohio State experience. For a complete list of events, click here. To see the costs structure for PFW and to register, click here.

Second, if you are participating in the Tuition Option Payment Plan with Ohio State, the next payment is due September 20, 2014. If you have any questions, contact our Student Service Center.

Finally, under the Upcoming Events section (below), you will see information about both the 2014 Study Abroad Expo and the 2014 Research Expo. These are both great information sessions for students who have an interest in each area respectively. We encourage interested students to attend.

Have a great week everyone!


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Message from VP for Student Life ‘Dr. J’


Your safety is a top priority at this university, and Ohio State has a number of resources available to help you. Several university leaders joined me last week for a special crime prevention and safety awareness program to educate students and help curb crime on and off campus. Here are some ways to help keep you and your fellow Buckeyes safe. Read full column >

Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at

Headline news

Students covered the globe this summer


From working at a startup in Tel-Aviv to studying in Morocco to gaining experience with health care in China, Ohio State students kept busy during the summer months. Summer “break” was a time spent exploring the world and learning through experiences, through research projects, service, internships and study abroad. Check out this interactive map to see how some Buckeyes spent the summer.

Gateways strengthen ties, create opportunities


Ohio State’s newest Global Gateway makes its debut this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, joining similar offices in Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India. The university’s involvement in these countries includes hundreds of faculty connections, 26 study abroad programs, a growing international student population and a strong alumni base. Read about what the directors of the Global Gateways say about their initiatives:

Arts come alive


It’s doubly fitting that the 25th anniversary exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts is titled Transfigurations. The opening of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition coincides with the ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of the spectacularly renovated Sullivant Hall.
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USG Sponsors a "Buck-I-Experience"

Buck-I-Experience is a program introduced by the Health and Safety Committee of Undergraduate Student Government at The Ohio State University. The program was created to grant the wishes of undergraduate students on the Ohio State University Columbus campus; who are suffering from debilitating conditions or special circumstances and may not normally be able to enjoy the Buckeye Experience, by attending football and basketball games, OUAB events or participating in other Ohio State traditions.
-- > For more information click here

Buckeye Voices: Money and power in the Middle East

How much hard currency is held in the Central Bank of Iraq? This is a very important question as world leaders determine a course of action with the Islamic State, or ISIS. Jay Zagorsky, an economist and research scientist, writes about the threat ISIS would pose if it accessed hard currency in Baghdad to finance its terror operations.
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Founder's Day activities Sept. 17

Join Ohio Staters, Inc. as they unveil President Michael Drake’s portrait in University Museum on Wednesday (9/17) at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony is on Founder’s Day, recognizing the first day of classes ever held at OSU. Enjoy activities on the Oval and in University Museum to learn about our history, receive giveaways, and enter a raffle for Indiana President’s Club football tickets.
-- > Contact: Kirby Crowley at

Traffic/parking news

Major road closures Sept. 21 for Ohio State Four-Miler

During the Ohio State Four-Miler event on Sunday (9/21), Cannon, between Herrick and Woody Hayes, will be closed 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. All lanes of Woodruff, Woody Hayes, Herrick, College, 19th, 17th, and sections of 12th, Tuttle and Neil, will be closed 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The CLN and BV CABS routes will be suspended during the event, and traffic delays and limited parking availability are anticipated. Vehicular traffic will not be able to enter/exit areas located within the event route, including Tuttle, Northwest, and Neil Ave. parking garages.
-- > Read more: event; traffic and CABS; parking


Free financial coaching at Student Wellness Center

Scarlet & Gray Financial, through the Student Life Student Wellness Center, offers free and confidential 1:1 peer financial coaching services to students. SGF empowers students to create the life they desire through the use of a goal-driven process that educates students on a variety of financial topics.
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Upcoming events

Undergraduate Fall Poster Forum, part of the Fall Undergraduate Research Week, Thursday (9/18) from 11a.m.-4 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room in Thompson Library. More than 225 students will showcase their summer research in three poster sessions (11a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:45-2:15p.m., and 2:30-4 p.m.) Read more >

2014 Study Abroad Expo, Friday (9/19), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Buckeye Reading Room, Thompson Library. Talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Read more >

An Evening with Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, the 2014-15 Buckeye Book Community selection, Tuesday (9/23) at 7:30 p.m. at Mershon Auditorium. Upper class students and the community can pick up free tickets (2 per person) at 340 Student Academic Services Building, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., starting Tuesday (9/9). Read more >

2014 Research Expo, Tuesday (9/23), 9:30 a.m.-noon, Ohio Union (Great Hall Meeting Room). Exhibitors will answer your research-related questions and help you navigate the Ohio State research enterprise. Register; exhibitor list

Spilling the Beans: The Secrets of Undergraduate Research, Monday (9/15), 5:30-7 p.m., 113 Dreese Lab. RSVP to preferred, walk-ins welcome. Read more >

Faculty Perspectives on Research, Tuesday (9/15), 5:30-7 p.m., 2 Psychology Building. RSVP to preferred, walk-ins welcome. Read more >

Join the Research Conversation, Wednesday (9/17), 5:30-7 p.m., 150 Thompson Library. RSVP to preferred, walk-ins welcome. Read more >

How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Info Session, Friday (9/19), 2:30-3:30 p.m., room 070 18th Ave. Library. Read more >

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection opens to the public Sunday (9/21). Students get in free, but everyone is asked to reserve their timed-entry tickets in advance. Gallery policies and check-in procedure


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