HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of March 3, 2014. Just a few additional points of information for this week:
As a reminder, this week, March 3-7 is the last week of classes before spring break. Spring break is Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 16. Residence halls, excluding academic year buildings, will close on Saturday, March 8 at 12 noon and will reopen on Sunday, March 16 at 8 am. If your student does not reside in an academic year building and requires housing over spring break, please contact University Housing at 614-292-8266 to determine availability and applicable fees. If your student needs to depart after 3/8 (12 noon) or arrive back before 3/16 (8 am), he/she should also contact University Housing. There maybe fees for remaining on campus or arriving back early.
If your student is headed out of town for spring break, we encourage you to review our spring break safety tips article which includes advice and tips for a safe and healthy break.
Finally, don't forget to remind your student to register for Sibs and Kids Weekend 2014. Sibs and Kids will be hosted April 4-6. For information about registration, click here.
Have a great week everyone! As a reminder there won't be a BNN for Parents and Families next week.
Message from VP for Student Life 'Dr. J'
Eating healthy doesn't have to mean boring eating. This is National Nutrition Month, but if that only evokes memories of people telling you to eat your vegetables, it's time to rethink the concept. This is actually a good time to think about how your diet contributes to your health. Read the full column >
Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at
Ohio State co-founds high-tech manufacturing institute
Ohio State, along with Columbus-based EWI and the University of Michigan, are co-founders of a consortium of universities, companies and nonprofits that will establish a $148 million high-tech manufacturing research institute, the White House announced recently. The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to create 10,000 new jobs in the Midwest in the next five years in support of a rapidly expanding lightweight materials industry.
-- > Read more: engineering.osu.edu/news
Student Life hosts roommate fair
Neighborhood Services and Collaboration within the Office of Student Life will be hosting a roommate fair on Thursday, March 7 from 5 pm - 6 pm in room 1000 (Multicultural Center Meeting Room) of the Ohio Union. No preregistration is required and students just need to bring their BuckID to the event.
-- > Watch a video about the program: http://youtu.be/bSJn31GfHYo
Innovation at Ohio State: from Eskimo Pie to Buckeye Bullet
Eureka! From a better ice cream cone to a vaccine that can prevent cancer in cats, the discovery of Freon for refrigeration to the use of ice cores, Ohio State has a long history of solving problems that affect our lives. See Ohio State discoveries and inventions through the years.
-- > Read more: osu.edu/features/2014
Ohio State recognized for excellence in international initiatives
Ohio State has been selected to receive NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, which recognizes institutions for overall excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced through best practices in engagement, programming, curriculum/faculty development and outreach. The Simon Award is universally considered the most prestigious award for comprehensive internationalization in the U.S.
-- > Read more: osu.edu/news/newsitem3963
Marching band director on Good Morning America
Ohio State Marching Band Director Jonathan Waters appeared live on Good Morning America on ABC on Monday (2/24), and helped a Texas high school band do over a marching misstep that went viral. Waters, along with Ohio State Marching Band members Ryan Barta and Zacke Naughton worked with the Lake Travis Marching Band on the morning show's segment that lets people "do over" a past event.
-- > Read more: go.osu.edu/TBDBITLonGMA
Statewide tornado drill March 5
On Wednesday (3/5), Ohio State will participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill. At 9:50 a.m., all tornado sirens in the state will sound. Ohio State Emergency Management and the Office of Student Life encourage you to take a moment and think about what you would do in a real warning. Being informed and having a plan is the best course of action to stay safe during severe weather. More information on severe weather and tornado safety can be found online.
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FAES Library closing for renovations; services to Howlett Hall
The Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Library will close for renovations on Friday (3/7) and will remain closed through early 2015. FAES Library services will move to 322 Howlett Hall beginning Monday (3/17). Hours will be Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The FAES Library collection is available for delivery to the Howlett Hall location. Other services will include Closed Reserves, pickup of items requested, current periodicals and reference service.
-- > Read more: library.osu.edu/blogs/librarynews/
Women in Math and Science Presents Dr. Juli Goldstein
The Women in Math and Science Club at OSU with Shell Exploration's Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series are hosting Dr. Juli Goldstein, the real-life veterinarian who was on the team to rehabilitate Winter the Dolphin whose tail was caught in a crab trap, was amputated and was then given a prosthetic tail. The technology is now being used to help injured Iraq Veterans needing prosthetics. The movie Dolphin Tale (2011) was based on this real-life story. Dr. Goldstein's lecture will be held on Monday, March 24 at 6pm in Room 1067 at the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium (601 Vernon L. Tharp St. on the corner of Coffey Rd). Admission is free but seating is limited.
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Focus on sustainability
Recyclemania runs through March 29
As part of the university’s commitment to sustainability, Ohio State is participating in Recyclemania, a recycling competition between colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. You can help the university become the Grand Champion of the competition by creating less waste and recycling more. View a list of what you should recycle.
-- > Read more: footprint.osu.edu/recyclemania.html
Utility work, crane lift to impact 12th Ave. area
Beginning Friday (2/28) and continuing for approximately one week, utility work will impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic at various locations throughout the area. At times, 12th Ave. will be reduced to one lane, but two-way traffic will be maintained by traffic control officers.
On Tuesday (3/4), the area south of the BioScience Building will be closed for a crane lift. The parking level below the building will not be accessible, and pedestrians will be rerouted to the south side of 12th Ave. Two-way traffic on 12th Ave. will be maintained via lane shifts.
-- > Details and maps: go43210.osu.edu
Lincoln Tower Loop info
Monday (3/3) at 7 a.m.-Friday (3/7) at 5 p.m., the Lincoln Tower Loop will be closed to vehicular traffic. The parking spaces in the loop will not be accessible, but alternate parking is available in the lots north and south of Lincoln Tower. The Lincoln Tower loading dock will remain open from the south.
-- > Details and maps: go43210.osu.edu
Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster at Denman Undergraduate Research Forum: General Focus, Tuesday (3/4), 5:30 p.m. in 260 Ramseyer Hall. Read more: undergraduateresearch.osu.edu
How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research, Wednesday (3/5), 2-3 p.m. or Thursday (3/6), 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 90, 18th Ave Library. Read more: undergraduateresearch.osu.edu
Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster at Denman Undergraduate Research Forum: Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Thursday (3/6), 5:30 p.m. in 60 Jennings Hall. Read more: undergraduateresearch.osu.edu
School of Music performances in Weigel Hall: Women’s Glee Club, Chorale and University Chorus, Sunday (3/2), 3 p.m.; Composers’ Workshop, Monday (3/3), 8 p.m. (no tickets required); University Band, Tuesday (3/4) and Symphony Orchestra, Wednesday (3/5) at 8 p.m. Tickets: 292-2295. One free ticket with BuckID presented in person. Read more: music.osu.edu.
Environmental Professionals Network breakfast: Bob Inglis, George Mason University and former S. C. congressman, “Using Science to Overcome Partisanship – The Climate Change Example,” Tuesday (3/18), Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on campus. Register at epn.osu.edu. Contact: David Hanselmann at firstname.lastname@example.org