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Good Day Everyone! Below you will find the latest news and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of September 19. Just a few additional points for this week:

 

First, the Student Service Center has a handy calendar of important dates and deadlines that folks can download and/or print. You can find this as an on-line PDF file by clicking here.

 

Next, Leadership Week, October 3-8, is a university-wide collaboration to strengthen the culture of student leadership at Ohio State. Whether your student has lots of leadership experience or is new to the concept, we encourage students to attend at least one event during the week to strengthen leadership abilities. A wide range of programs, lunch & learns, workshops and resources will be offered during the week. A full calendar of events and more information can be found by clicking here.

 

Finally, Dining Services has created a helpful guide to How to Dine using meal plans on campus. You can find this information on-line by clicking here. This site contains information and helpful links for students to best utilize their meal plans.


Have a great week everyone!:

 

 
     
 

Message from VP for Student Life 'Dr. J'

SponsorThe history of classes at The Ohio State University dates back 143 years. It was on September 17, 1873, that seven faculty members greeted a couple dozen students for the first classes at the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. A name change and many students later, we celebrate that anniversary with Founders’ Day. Each year, Ohio Staters Inc. (a student organization advised by Student Life) marks the occasion and the tradition it represents. This year they are focusing on Ohio State’s agricultural tradition and celebrating the 90th anniversary of a memorable homecoming.
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Headline news

A unique Ohio State experience in Los Angeles awaits

Spend six days (March 10-16, 2017) in Los Angeles interacting, networking and connecting with Ohio State alumni as part of the Los Angeles Experience. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the program is designed for Ohio State undergraduate and graduate students with career aspirations in TV/film, animation, performing arts, visual arts and business in arts entrepreneurship and leadership. Space is limited and students will be selected based on an application and interview. Deadline to apply: Monday (10/17).
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Buckeye Voices: Maneuvering challengesSponsor

Susan Olesik has tackled a few firsts in her career and works to ensure that women in her department succeed. As chair and Dow Professor for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry — and a 2016 Glass Breaker — she is familiar with facing challenges and maneuvering obstacles that have come her way.
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Be a Scarlet and Gray financial coach

Individuals interested in becoming volunteer peer coaches can participate in the Scarlet and Gray Financial Leadership Development Program (LDP). The program is a broad-based spring semester class that combines peer coaching, financial education and leadership development. It's designed to prepare interested first- and second-year students to become peer financial coaches for the nationally recognized financial program. Applications are due Monday (10/24).
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Collaborating in a neighborhood through art

A sense of pride in where one lives seems to be an integral part of Columbus' eclectic character. The Wexner Center/Weinland Park Community Arts Program brings community members together to dialogue about what they want the image of their neighborhood to be. “These art projects help to create this sense among the residents that this is an important place,” said Martin Weston, a resident of Weinland Park.
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Are you a STEM major registered with Disability Services?

Campus researchers are currently recruiting students with disabilities (registered with Disability Services) who are majoring in a STEM field to participate in two interviews and one focus group this academic year. All participants will receive $30, $40 and $50 ($120 total) as they participate in the three activities during the 2016-17 school year.
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Join Global Buckeye Book Club

Global Buckeye Book Club is for international and domestic students who will meet bi-weekly to discuss and analyze the Buckeye Book Community's selection, The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore. The goal is to analyze the book through a global perspective and foster international student language development. The book club offers a great way to earn sessions for your survey classes in the First Year Experience Success Series.
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Opportunities

Give Kids a Smile 5K Run/Walk

Join Ohio State’s College of Dentistry dental hygiene and dental students as they walk in the Give Kids a Smile 5K Run/Walk on Saturday (10/22) beginning at 2 p.m. at Fred Beekman Park, 2200 Carmack Road, in Columbus. Proceeds benefit the College of Dentistry’s Give Kids a Smile Day, which provides free dental care to underserved central Ohio children. Register on or before Monday (10/17) to receive a free race T-shirt.
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Register for all-female walk/run 'One Lucky Buckeye'

One Lucky Buckeye is an all-female walk/run on Sunday (11/6) at Easton Town Center that aims to raise awareness for women’s heart health. Choose to walk or run one, two or four miles. Deck out in red and join hundreds of women for this fun and spirited event. Adults who participate in the one- or two-mile courses can register one or two girls ages 12 and under to walk/run with them for just $5. One Lucky Buckeye is part of the Ross Heart Hospital Wellness Series. Funds raised support cardiovascular research at the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.
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Learn SKY Meditation at Yesplus retreat

YesPlus is a wonderfully relaxing retreat focused on energizing and calming both body and mind. Participants learn a variety of powerful breathing and meditation techniques including SKY Meditation (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga), the flagship technique of the Art of Living. Event is Thursday (9/22) to Sunday (9/25) and presented by the Art of Living Club@Ohio State. Student activity fee covers most of the cost.
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Facilities and traffic

Natural gas — safe and responsible

Ohio State's Facilities Operations and Development's utilities group follows a regular operations and maintenance program to ensure our natural gas pipeline facilities are safe and reliable. While this program is designed to identify minor issues before they become problems, it is important that our students, faculty and staff are aware of potential hazards. Learn how to properly identify and report an issue.
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Traffic/CABS Service Impacts on Sept. 25

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk event takes place Sunday (9/25). From 8-11 a.m., Cannon Drive between Herrick Drive and Woody Hayes Drive will be closed completely. Rolling closures will occur along sections of Woody Hayes Drive/Woodruff Avenue, College Road, Neil Avenue and 17th Avenue. CABS service will be suspended. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays in these areas.
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9/19
 

Undergraduate research info session
Learn how to get started in research at an info session Monday (9/19) at 5:30pm in 150B Thompson Library. Learn to develop a research topic, find a research mentor and resources to help make research a part of your undergraduate education.
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9/22
 

Brazil country perspective + networking

Learn more about the current situation in Brazil, as well as challenges, opportunities and prospects going forward from Weber Pimenta, managing partner of Visagio. Connect with Ohio State students, staff and faculty from Brazil, members of the local Brazilian community and business professionals in central Ohio. Enjoy delicious Brazilian food. Event is Thursday (9/22) 5:30-7 p.m. in the Mason Hall Rotunda.
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10/25
 

Ted Turner, bison, biodiversity and western land use

Join Todd Wilkinson, the author of Last Stand — Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet on Tuesday (10/25) 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union's U.S. Bank Theater. The Montana-based author and investigative environmental journalist will share Turner’s life story and the difference he has made as America’s second largest private landowner. Free and open to all; registration required.

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