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HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of May 19, 2014. This will be the final publication of the BNN for Parents and Families until August. The monthly Buckeye Parent newsletter will continue to be distributed during the summer.

We will continue to post information on our Parent and Family Relations Facebook page during the summer ( if you are looking for regular information and resource updates.

Have a great summer everyone!

Message from VP for Student Life 'Dr. J'

Looking for something to do this summer? Each summer, thousands of cyclists from around the world come to Columbus for Pelotonia, a three-day cycling tour that raises money for cancer research at Ohio State. Read full column >

Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at

Students first

Victors in HUD student design and planning competition

 A team of students from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Knowlton School of Architecture and City and Regional Planning has won the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development inaugural Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The Ohio State team developed a design plan for the development of a Revolutionary War-era structure in Bergen County, New Jersey into new permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans.
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Shown here, left to right: Donald Wiggins, Jr., HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Shanell Davis and Brad Hosfeld.

Campus news

Ohio House honors band, music educators, 'Sloopy'

 Members of the Ohio State Marching Band were a huge hit at the Statehouse during the Ohio House Session on Wednesday (5/7). They were on hand with Director Jon Waters to accept an honor from State Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City), who presented the group with a resolution recognizing its contributions to the State of Ohio.
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Schweitzer Fellows announced

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship has announced the selection of its 2014-15 class of Albert Schweitzer Fellows from Columbus-Athens — 18 Ohio State graduate students who will spend the next year addressing the social factors that impact health. Schweitzer Fellows create and implement service projects that address the root causes of health disparities in under-resourced communities.
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Latest College of Arts and Sciences’ ASCENT now online

The College of Arts and Sciences latest issue of ASCENT is now available. Highlights include: “Big Data, Big Time,” data analytics may be Ohio State’s “sexiest” new major; “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” lots of things we bet you didn’t know about the War of 1812; “The Arts Flourish at Ohio State,” inside the Arts District transformation; “The Changing American Family,” refocuses the picture of American marriage, and much more between the covers.
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Pelotonia 2014

Join Team Buckeye in creating a cancer-free world

 Register for Pelotonia at You can register as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer. Once you register for Pelotonia, make sure you connect yourself and your peloton to Team Buckeye. Check out the revamped Team Buckeye website.

Traffic/parking news

Memorial Day holiday CABS, parking notice

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no CABS service on Monday (5/26). For more information, visit the Transportation & Traffic Management website at
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the CampusParc Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday (5/26). During university-observed holidays, any valid CampusParc parking permit may park in any unreserved A, B, or C surface space. Read more:

Click It or Ticket national seatbelt enforcement campaign

The Ohio State University Police Division, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign that runs Monday (5/19)-Sunday (6/1). During this time, OSUPD will have a visible presence to encourage and enforce seatbelt laws in an effort to promote safety and increased seatbelt usage.
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Become a Wexner Center student docent

Become a Wexner Center docent: Students earn course credit, and candidates who successfully complete the training program are eligible for a per-tour stipend. The program provides opportunities to meet artists and curators from around the world, and work with diverse groups interested in exploring contemporary art at the Wexner Center and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Applications are due Friday (7/25); classes begin in the fall.
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Upcoming events

Research, Outreach and Evaluation: The OSU-COSI Connection, Adobe Connect webinar Friday (5/23), noon-1 p.m. Contact: STEM Initiatives at Read more:

Annual History of Black Columbus Conference, Saturday (5/24), 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at Ohio State’s African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave. Contact: 292-3922.  Register:


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