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HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of April 21, 2014. A few additional points of information for this week:

As students prepare for finals and move-out, we wanted to share a few key points of information for those whose students reside on campus. Student Life's University Housing has put together a great document that provides information on move-out for campus residents. You can find and download that document online by clicking here. Please remember that, though move-out is very a busy time, normal parking restrictions still apply. Please make sure to park legally to avoid tickets or being towed. We recommend that you park your car in a garage or parking lot to pack up your student's room. Parking will be free of charge ONLY on Tuesday, April 29. These free parking areas (on 4/29 ONLY) include the Lane Avenue parking garage, Ohio Union South parking garage, and the Northwest Stadium parking lot. Please be sure to read the linked document as it contains information on how to access loading zones parking passes and other student check-out procedures. More move-out procedures and information can be found online here.

If your student is moving out from the North Campus area, please be sure to review this map related to North Campus construction and move-out. With Curl Drive closed, please note the access points indicated on the map. Should you have any questions, contact University Housing at 614-292-8266.

As students prepare for finals and leaving campus for the summer, should your student need transportation to and from the Port Columbus International Airport, please keep in mind COTA Shuttle 52. The 52 Express offers convenient transportation from Ohio State to the airport during breaks or the opening and closing of school. For more information on the 52 Express including dates of operation, click here. Additional information on finals, Commencement Week, Commencement, and closing can be found in our April 2014 edition of Buckeye Parent or online by clicking here.

Have a great week everyone! Best of luck to our students as they begin finals!

University-wide vaccination initiative: Be proactive and be up-to-date on vaccines

Earlier today, Ohio State Students received an email from Interim President Alutto regarding a mumps vaccination initiative being undertaken by Ohio State. You can read the full text of that message by clicking here. University officials have been working with on-campus medical experts, Columbus Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the mumps outbreak and proactively provide guidance on how to stay as healthy as possible. Vaccination recommendations based on the current characteristics of the mumps outbreak on our campus are available online. While not required for employment or enrollment at this time, it is strongly recommended that all individuals associated with the university follow these guidelines.

Additional information about the mumps, including campus vaccination locations, can be found at:

Message from VP for Student Life 'Dr. J'

As the academic year comes to a close, you may be planning to move. Whether you live in a residence hall or an off-campus apartment, you have likely accumulated a lot of things that you don’t need any more. There are a number of programs that can help you get rid of unwanted “stuff” and still be friendly to the environment. Read the full column >

Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at

Students first

Craft, Elber receive Big Ten Medal of Honor

 Basketball player Aaron Craft and rower Allison Elber were named the Ohio State recipients of the Big Ten Medal of Honor at Ohio State’s 47th-annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner held Monday (4/14) in the Ohio Union to honor its student-athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments. The Big Ten Medal of Honor goes to student-athletes who “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” The honor includes a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship. 
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Ohio State Mock Trials Team Competes in National Championship

Ohio State Mock Trial Team recently finished their 8-month season by competing in the National Championship Tournament hosted in Orlando, FL. Only 48 teams qualify for the National Championship out of over 650 teams that compete in intercollegiate mock trial. This year's tournament, won by UCLA, marked the best ever tournament showing by Ohio State. This completed a stellar year for Mock Trial as, over the course of the year, the team won 3 total tournaments, more than they had won in the two previous years combined. The National Championship team was co-captained by Chris Nolfi and Eric Leist. The 8 other members include: Alexa Urbanic, Rachel Cohen, Courtney DeRoche, Margo Rusconi, John Bailey, Bree Crye, Michael Morris, and Jessie Sun. The team was coached by Alex Bluebond, a local attorney.

For more information, click here

Campus news

Winfough estates’ $2.8 million gift helps CFAES

 The estates of Geraldine and Arthur Winfough Jr. have committed a $2.8 million gift to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in memory of the Mount Sterling, Ohio couple. The gift will be used to kick-start construction of the CFAES library, Student Success Center and administrative offices. The gift also will establish three new endowments to the college.
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Shown here: Artist's rendering of the success center/library/administrative offices project.

Cross-disciplinary teams lead Business Plan Competition

 A long tradition of exploring new and exciting ideas continued with the 2014 Ohio State Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher College of Business. The competition, now in its 14th year, featured teams from a range of disciplines across Ohio State. First place in the open-track competition was KAir Battery, including chemistry PhD and MBA candidates. Winning the undergraduate track was Juiceboxx, including industrial design and entrepreneurship students.
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Shown here: The KAir Battery team with, far right, Michael Camp of Fisher’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

Ohio Export Internship Program recognized for excellence

The Ohio Export Internship Program, in collaboration with the Ohio Development Services Agency and Fisher College of Business, was honored with the 2014 International Program Excellence Award by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators at its annual conference in Memphis, Tenn. The program was launched in 2012 to educate undergraduate business students from colleges and universities across Ohio on the fundamentals of exporting and to help small- to medium-sized companies in Ohio increase their global sales.
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Relay for Life Raises over $100,000

Relay For Life is an 18-hour overnight event that raises money for The American Cancer Society to fight against all types of cancer. Participants honor those who are battling the disease and remember those who have been lost. During the day of the event, there are ceremonies, games, prizes, food, raffles, and all types of fun things to keep you busy. This year's Relay for Life of the Ohio State University raised over $110,000 for the American Cancer Society! Congratulations to all participants, donors, and supports of this great program.

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Research Scholar Award for first-time undergraduate researchers

The Office of Undergraduate Education and the Undergraduate Research Office are announcing the new Research Scholar Award ($1,000), for first-time undergraduate researchers. The award seeks to generate early interest in undergraduate research and reduce barriers to faculty-mentored research opportunities for students in all disciplines. Applications are accepted on a monthly basis, and the first applications are due Thursday (5/1).
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May 1 deadline for CCEC awards for student research

Students researching children and families can apply for Schoenbaum Family Center Research Incentives from The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy.  Incentives include $1,000 graduate awards, $500 undergraduate and graduate poster awards and printing costs for posters. The deadline is Thursday (5/1). Proposals can involve the Schoenbaum Family Center Longitudinal Archival Database or active research at SFC.
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Traffic/parking news

CABS summer service begins April 30

CABS summer service begins Wednesday (4/30) and runs through Saturday (8/23). CABS will run reduced bus service Monday-Friday, with no service overnight, with the exception of the overnight, on-demand transportation service at the Wexner Medical Center. For all CABS routes, there is no service on the weekends and on university holidays. 
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Summer term permit upgrade

During summer term, beginning Monday (5/5), students with Remote West Campus or Buckeye Lot permits may upgrade their permit to a Central Campus permit. Customers may bring their current permit hangtag and garage access keycard, if applicable, back to the CampusParc Customer Service Center, complete a new permit application, and pay the difference in price between the remote parking permit and Central Campus parking permit.
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May 9: Ohio State Day at Cedar Point

Ohio State faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends will get a sneak peek at Cedar Point’s new rides — Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles — during Ohio State Day on Friday (5/9). The exclusive event for Buckeyes will be held a day before the park opens to the public, and special pricing is available for Ohio State attendees. Student tickets can be purchased at the Ohio Union Information Desk.
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April 22: Earth Day e-waste collection event

OSU-Net Impact and OSU Students for Recycling, in collaboration with RecycleForce Columbus, are hosting an e-Waste collection event on Tuesday (4/22) from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, front driveway. Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your old electronics in an environmentally safe and secure way.
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