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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 September 21, 2015. Just a few additional points of information for this week.

First, we wanted to publish a correction to the information about flu shots that was in our September Buckeye Parent Newsletter. Please note that ALL flu shots will be administered in the Student Health Center and there WILL NOT be vaccinations offered in the RPAC. We apologize for the confusion on our end. Should you have specific questions on when flu shots are administered or how your student can schedule an appointment, call our Wilce Student Health Center at 614-292-4321 or click here for more information.

Second, Parent and Family Weekend advanced registration will be available through this Friday, September 25 at 5 pm EST. After September 25 only on-site registrations will be accepted. This is done so that we are able to pull the needed information from our system to prepare for the weekend. If you'd like to register for Parent and Family Weekend, click here.

Have a great week everyone!


Message from VP for Student Life ‘Dr. J’


Tuesday (9/22) is National Voter Registration Day. Here at Ohio State, OSU Votes, a student led non-partisan group through the Office of Student Life, is leading the effort to register, educate and encourage their fellow students to vote. Voter registration closes for this fall’s election on Monday (10/5). Read full column >

Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at

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Buckeyes ACT announced

Ohio State has announced Buckeyes ACT (Action, Counseling, Training), a comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence. It combines new programs with existing initiatives to enhance prevention and support. “We are deeply concerned by sexual misconduct and relationship violence both at Ohio State and at institutions of higher learning across the nation,” said President Michael V. Drake. “Campuses must be safe places to learn and grow. Ohio State is actively working to prevent and respond effectively to these issues.”

The announcement was in conjunction with a visit to campus from Vice President of the United States Joe Biden as part of the national “It’s On Us” campaign.
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LASER outreach program recognized at White House


Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) has been selected as a 2015 Bright Spot in Hispanic Education. Bright Spots, part of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, highlight programs, models, organizations, or initiatives that target, address, and invest in educational priorities for Hispanics and help to close the achievement gap. The announcement was made on Tuesday (9/15) in Washington, D.C. at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary.
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Free skin cancer screenings Oct. 5. Want to take care of your skin? Schedule an appointment for a free skin cancer screening to be offered by Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the Division of Dermatology 1:20-4:20 p.m. Monday (10/5) at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza, Tower Building, fourth floor, 2050 Kenny Road. Appointments required by Sept. 30. Walk-ins not accepted. Call The James Line at (800) 293-5066.

Buckeye Voices: Keep finances, stress in check


Bryan Ashton, assistant director with the Student Life Student Wellness Center, has worked with students across campus and administrators from around the country. He says finances are one of the leading causes of stress for college students – impeding their ability to be successful in the classroom and affecting their lives. Check out his tips for reducing daily expenses and stress.
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Global Gateways hosts international programs workshop

Ohio State Global Gateways is hosting a four-session workshop, “Fostering International Programs: Study, Research and Internships” on Wednesday (9/30) 1-4 p.m. in 156 Thompson Library. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to attend and must register for each session separately. A reception will follow.
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Guidelines to Keeping a Good Lab Notebook

Keeping records of your research is crucial to a successful project in any field of study. This session will teach you how to do it right. Marcela Hernandez will teach the secrets of maintaining a great lab notebook. This event is on Tuesday (9/22) 5:30 p.m. in 150 Thompson Library. RSVP preferred; walk-ins welcome.


Football season parking reminders

Annual CampusParc permit holders parking on football game days are reminded that they may enter day-of-game parking facilities free of charge by showing a valid event hangtag. If a hangtag is not produced, the non-refundable event parking fee will be required upon entry. Many of the parking facilities in the vicinity of Ohio Stadium must be vacated by 12:01 a.m. on game days. Vehicles remaining in these facilities after 12:01 a.m. may be towed at the owner’s expense.
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Upcoming events

Register for Parent & Family Weekend

The Ohio State campus is your home away from home, and each year we invite you and your family members to make it your own as part of Parent & Family Weekend. You and your families can share in the Ohio State experience as you spend time connecting with your family, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being a Buckeye so special. Registration closes Friday (9/25).
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Graduate and Professional School Expo Oct. 21

Ohio State is hosting its annual Graduate and Professional School Expo on Wednesday (10/21) noon-4:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union. The event has more than 100 graduate schools registered to attend. Follow the link to register and be entered to win an Apple watch.


Students and family members can follow @BuckeyeLink on Twitter to get important tips and reminders about doing business Buckeye style, including fee payment deadlines, filing the FAFSA and more. Click here for more information.





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