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Good afternoon everyone. Below you will find the latest news and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of February 23, 2015. Just a few additional points of information for this week:

First, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will again offer transportation home for Spring Break to select cities as part of the Buckeye Road Trip program. Buckeye Road Trip is a reduced cost busing service designed to bring students to cities in and out of Ohio. These cities will include Cleveland (East and West), Cincinnati, Toledo, and Pittsburgh, PA. The Spring Break Trip is scheduled to depart Friday, March 13 at 4 pm and return on Sunday, March 22. The cost of the trip is $15 roundtrip. If your student wishes to take the bus from campus to a destination and find another way back, he or she is welcome to do so, but the cost will remain the same. Buckeye Road Trip also cannot provide one-way service from a destination to campus. Registration will open this Friday, February 27 at 12 noon. If your student wishes to register for Buckeye Road Trip, he or she can do so here. This link will not be live until Friday. Your student will be prompted for his/her Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password to log-in. All questions can be directed to Maggie Redinger at

Second, Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services will be offering a Career Fair Crash Course on Tuesday, March 10 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m in the Student Life Ohio Union Great Hall Art Gallery (1st Floor across from the Information Center). Career services professionals and employers will be on hand to guide students through polishing a resume, practicing their personal introduction/elevator speech, enhancing interview skills and checking out resources and OnPACE. After attending, students will be ready to pursue summer opportunities, attend the upcoming Spring Career Day Fair March 24 in the Ohio Union and have a strong head start for The Ohio State University Fall Career and Internship Fair September 15-16, 2015. For more information on Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services, click here

Finally, as a reminder, registration information for Sibs and Kids Weekend can be found on-line by clicking here. Sibs & Kids Weekend is a weekend in which any Ohio State faculty, staff, or student can invite any child, niece, nephew, brother, sister, cousin, or friend of the family to the campus to experience the excitement of life as a Buckeye! Registration is $5 per guest. All guests who are pre-registered receive a Sibs and Kids Weekend gift. If you have any questions, please contact our Parent and Family Relations office.


Message from VP for Student Life ‘Dr. J’


Athletic fields aren’t the only place that Ohio State competes to be national champions. And one competition underway now can make our entire planet a winner. Ohio State is competing against other schools across the country to see who can recycle the most in a national program called RecycleMania. The goal is to encourage all of us to reduce waste, reduce energy use and reduce the amount of materials going into landfills.
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Crumley travels to Peru for climate change research


Ryan Crumley, a master’s student in the Department of Geography, devoted eight weeks during the summer of 2014 to researching the Huaytapallana glacier system near the city of Huancayo, Peru. His research was supported by the Tinker Foundation, Inc. Crumley examined the quantity of water in the Shullcas River that originates from glacier melt versus the quantity that originates from ground water inputs. His findings will help decipher climate change and the social and ecological effects it has had on the Huaytapallana glacier system.
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President Drake: Music of the Civil Rights Era


The role that music plays in social change took center stage on Tuesday (2/17) as the Wexner Medical Center welcomed Ohio State President Michael V. Drake as its 2015 Black History Month keynote speaker at University Hospital East and the Ross Heart Hospital. Drake drew on his expertise in music and history to deliver his talk, “Reaching for the Top: Music of the Civil Rights Era,” a complex story of social change movements and the role music played in them.
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Comprehensive energy management update

To strengthen our sustainability efforts, Ohio State is considering an innovative energy strategy that also could provide new resources for our academic mission. The university is exploring if comprehensive energy management could provide benefits through: energy conservation, energy supply, operations (leasing our energy infrastructure) and affinity. This week, the university issued a Request for Qualifications that will help identify and evaluate potential partners – the first step in gathering information to fully evaluate this opportunity. The university will seek input throughout the process, with decision points at each step.
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Ohio State Fulbrights around the globe


The prestigious Fulbright awards give Ohio State researchers and alumni a chance to represent Buckeye Nation around the world – and with 20 grant winners this year, the university is recognized as a Top Fulbright Producer by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Use this interactive map to meet some of the university’s Fulbright scholars and students and learn more about their projects spanning the globe.

Speaker series brings leaders to campus


The Fisher College of Business Black MBA Association has dedicated February to bringing top executives into the classroom. The most recent visitor was Gene Smith (shown here), vice president and director of athletics for Ohio State. Smith followed Tennille Cooley, operational excellence leader for Coca-Cola, in the speaker series in honor of Black History Month. Upcoming speakers include Tiffany Hunt, Nationwide Insurance (2/24) and Devray Kirkland, Cardinal Health (2/26).
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Memory Tools for Effective Studying

The Dennis Learning Center is presenting “Use Your Brain! Memory Tools for Effective Studying” on Tuesday (2/24) at 3 p.m. and “Keys to Strategic, Confident Test-Taking” on Wednesday (2/25) at 2 p.m. Both workshops will take place in 300 Younkin. Though space is limited, all students are welcome.
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Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School

The online application for the 8th Annual Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School (ANTHROP 5686) is now open. This intensive field school dedicated to the study of crime scene investigation and forensic anthropology is Monday (5/11)-Saturday (5/30). Students enrolled full-time spring semester will receive a tuition waiver.
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Stone Lab scholarship deadline March 6

The deadline for scholarships for Stone Laboratory’s summer 2015 courses is Friday (3/6). Science classes at Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie are hands-on, and the credits can count toward your major, minor or general education requirements. Students who wish to apply for financial assistance must finish their online applications by Friday (3/6).
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Upcoming events

The Asian Business Student Association’s annual Chinese New Years event, Monday (2/23), 8-9:30 p.m., 215 Schoenbaum Hall. Food, beverages and learn about Asian culture. Read more >

Heart healthy food demo by chef Jim Warner, Monday (2/23), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ross Auditorium. Games and a raffle will also take place. Everyone is invited. Contact:

Williamson Murray of Marine Corps University, “The Iran-Iraq War: The War No One Knows About,” noon, Thursday (2/26), Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Register:

Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit, Saturday (2/28), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mershon Auditorium. Entrepreneurs from around the world will discuss how they make money and solve social issues. RSVP on Eventbrite. Contact Read more >

Students for Education Reform free film screening, “Freedom Writers,” Thursday (2/26), 7 p.m., Ohio Union’s U.S. Bank Theater. Film chronicles Erin Gruwell’s teaching experience. Students, staff and faculty welcome. Contact:

Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster for the Denman Forum: STEM disciplines, Tuesday (2/24), 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 060 Jennings, RSVP to preferred, walk-ins welcome. Read more >

Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster for the Denman Forum: Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities, Wednesday (2/25), 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 060 Jennings, RSVP to preferred, walk-ins welcome! Read more >

How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Info Session, Wednesday (2/25), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rom 090 in 18th Ave Library. Read more >

Fair Use in Research and Education, Thursday (2/26), 12:30-2 p.m., room 150A/B in Thompson Library. Register >

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