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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 May 17, 2015.

As a reminder, this is the final edition of onCampus for the 2014-2015 academic year. Publication will resume in August 2015. We will continue to publish the Buckeye Parent monthly newsletter over the summer.

For those with graduating students, we will be removing your email addresses from our listserv in the next several weeks. We thank you for all of your support of Ohio State in your students time here. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye!

Have a great summer everyone!


Message from VP for Student Life ‘Dr. J’


The pace of campus has already slowed down in the week since Commencement. There are far fewer students around, and it seems as if the whole university is catching its collective breath after another exciting academic year. However, a different pace doesn't mean you need to feel bored if you are staying in Central Ohio for the summer. There are still plenty of activities to keep you engaged.
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Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at

Headline news

Congratulations, graduates


On Sunday (5/10), Ohio State welcomed more than 11,000 Buckeyes into the alumni family. Click through the photo collage and enjoy some of the highlights from this special Buckeye moment.
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President Drake unveils affordability proposal

For the first time in at least 40 years, Ohio State would institute a comprehensive freeze on costs for in-state students under a plan President Drake recently announced. Under this affordability proposal, the university would freeze rates on in-state tuition, mandatory fees, housing, dining and all undergraduate program, course and learning technology fees on the Columbus campus. The plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees in June and would positively impact nearly 80 percent of Ohio State students.
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Ohio State voted best Columbus employer

Ohio State has been named as the top Columbus employer for the second consecutive year by (614) Magazine. Additionally, the Wexner Medical Center won best hospital and the Veterinary Medical Center won best vet/animal hospital. This issue of the local Columbus magazine – known as ColumBest 2015 – is devoted to celebrating the city’s finest features.
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New look for Buckeye Mail

When you notice that Buckeye Mail has a whole new look on Tuesday (6/9), you don’t have to worry that it's been hacked. We’re updating the branding, including the colors throughout and image on the login page. Click here if you'd like to see a preview before the Office of the Chief Information Officer makes these changes.

Buckeye Voices: A toe-tapping tour of China


From clogging on the Great Wall to rapping in Beijing, ESL Executive Director Bob Eckhart writes about the importance of Ohio State’s continued cultural exchange with China: “It’s great to bring the world to our students on our campus, but it’s even better to send our students out into the world.”
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If you or someone in your area has an idea for a blog post, contact buckeyevoices@osu.eduMonica DeMeglio at 292-3076, or Amy McKay at 292-0614

Pelotonia 2015

Meet Team Buckeye rider Todd Hills


"Pelotonia and Team Buckeye has become so much more to me than a bicycle ride to raise money for The James. It has become my passion, my community and my family. One that is diverse, loving, supportive and caring. We ride together. We fundraise together. We mourn together. We party together. It is where friends are made and families grow. Tears shed and laughter shared. So much more than a bike ride. In the end we are in it together: One Goal. End Cancer."
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Traffic/parking news

Memorial Day holiday CAB service

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no CABS service on Monday (5/25). For more information, please visit the Transportation & Traffic Management website at


Discounts: Cleveland Indians, Columbus Crew

Ohio State alumni, faculty, staff, students, family, friends and guests are invited to enjoy discounted admission and special #OSUday activities at these Ohio State Day events. Click for tickets or to learn more: Friday (6/5) at Cleveland Indians, and Saturday (7/25) at Columbus Crew.

Upcoming events

Upcoming Social Work workshops will be held at 115 Stillman Hall: Friday (5/15), “Burnout & Resilience,” 1-4 p.m.; Monday (5/21), “DSM-5 Series, Part 1,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday (5/28), “DSM-5 Series, Part 2: Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders,” 1-5:15 p.m. (CEUs available). View training calendar at

Innovate Conference recordings now available. Couldn’t make it to the Innovate conference on Thursday (5/14)? View recordings of nearly all sessions, including Steven Johnson’s keynote address (expires on Thursday (5/28). To engage with the Innovate community year-round, follow us on Twitter @InnovateOSU or explore online at




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