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HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of April 14, 2014. Just a few other pieces of information for this week:

First, students can get ready for upcoming career fairs at the Career Fair Crash Course, hosted by Buckeye Careers on Wednesday, April 16 in the Ohio Union's Great Hall Art Gallery. Students can stop in any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to polish a resume, practice their introduction and interview skills, or gather resources and get a FREE treat! Employers, career services professionals and Student Life staff will be on hand to guide students through this hands-on crash course. Click here for more information on Buckeye Careers.

Second, our April 2014 Buckeye Parent Newsletter will come out this Wednesday. That newsletter will contain information about move-out and Commencement. As it's never too early to plan for the 2014-2015 academic year, student move-in will be on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with the first day of classes Wednesday, August 27. Tuition for Fall 2014 will be due August 20. More information will be sent to on-campus students over the summer. We'll share important upcoming date information this summer as well.

Next, The Student Health Services Pharmacy will be holding their 4th annual DEA-approved drug Take-Back Day Thursday, April 17th, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to bring unused or expired medicines to be disposed of in a safe, legal, and environmentally-friendly way. This service is entirely free of charge. They will take any expired, damaged or and unused medications, as well as sharps containers (containers that store used needles). Click here for more information.

Finally, Transportation and Traffic Management would like to remind all students to find an alternate location to store their bikes this summer. Bikes that are left unattended for an extended period of time are considered abandoned and are marked with tags indicating that the bike must be moved by a specific date to avoid impoundment. Visit for more information.

Have a great week everyone!

Message from VP for Student Life 'Dr. J'

Happy anniversary to Student Life's Disability Services. It was 40 years ago that their mission began at Ohio State. If you had been on campus prior to 1974, you would have found it to be a difficult place for a person with a physical disability to navigate. There were no wheelchair ramps, no curb cuts to the street and stairs were often the only way to get to the upper floors of buildings.
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Students first

Students take artistic passions abroad for spring break

 For most Ohio State students, spring break is a chance to go home and relax, take a trip to a favorite destination or participate in the university’s numerous study abroad opportunities. This year, thanks to a grant orchestrated by two faculty members, about 30 students got to visit China — and perform there.

Shown here: Members of the OSU Jazz Ensemble pose with some of their hosts during the group’s spring break trip to China.

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Campus news

Transfigurations: The Wexner Family Collection

 As the Wexner Center for the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary, the family that helped create a world-renowned museum and laboratory for the arts will be sharing its own collection of masterpieces. “Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection,” will be on view Sept. 21 through Dec. 31. On view: the works of Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet, among other significant 20th century artists that are part of Leslie and Abigail Wexner’s personal collection.
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Plans move forward to open Brazil Gateway

Ohio State’s Board of Trustees has approved a plan to move forward with the opening of a Global Gateway office in São Paulo, Brazil. The Brazil Gateway will open in autumn 2014 and will serve as a representative office to enable Ohio State to forge new partnerships with a multitude of constituencies, recruit international students, facilitate faculty research and reconnect with alumni. Ohio State opened its first two Gateway offices in Shanghai, China in 2010, and Mumbai, India in 2012.
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Undergraduates present at national conference

Forty-four Ohio State undergraduates were among 4,000 students from across the US and the world who presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research held Thursday (4/3)-Saturday (4/5) in Lexington, Ky. Ohio State's contingent was made possible by funding provided by Undergraduate Education, the colleges of Nursing and Arts and Sciences, and Ohio State Newark.
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Student Evaluation of Instruction deadline April 22

Student feedback is important to instructors and their departments, and the Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI) is the most widely-used method of collecting that feedback. Now through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday (4/22), students can rate their instructors by clicking on the Evaluation buttons found on their web-based class schedules. Many evaluation pages will include a text box for comments after the 10 SEI items. SEIs cannot be altered or deleted once they are submitted. For more information, check your email for a message from SEI ADMIN, or visit

New Tobacco Free blog – making it personal

Director of Student Wellness Connie Boehm shares a personal story about her father’s struggles to stop smoking, and how this shaped her passion for a tobacco free environment. She cites the lack of cessation resources as a reason for her father’s inability to stop, and urges the campus community to take advantage of Ohio State’s resources to break their addiction. Read her blog at and learn more about smoking cessation resources at

PeopleSoft re-implementation moved to July

The PeopleSoft implementation originally planned for Memorial Day weekend has been postponed until the Fourth of July holiday weekend, July 4-9. With the re-implementation, you’ll see some changes, including new capabilities in allowing others designated by you (such as parents) to view some of your information. You’ll have the same capabilities, though the system will look a little different. Watch for more information later this summer, and again before Autumn Semester. 
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Pelotonia 2014

Pelotonia 2014: Join Team Buckeye student riders

 Register for Pelotonia at You can register as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer. Once you register for Pelotonia, make sure you connect yourself and your peloton to Team Buckeye. Team Buckeye is hosting Meet the Team on Wednesday (4/23), 6-9 p.m. at RPAC. Craig Krenzel, captain of Team Buckeye and former OSU quarterback, will meet students interested in joining Team. Free food.



Register for 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute

The Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Tuesday (5/27)-Friday (8/1), is designed to enhance the professional and social experience of summer undergraduate researchers through a series of enrichment programs. All undergraduate researchers are welcome to participate, free of charge, whether participating in formal, organized research programs, or conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
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Arcade Fire April 29 at Schottenstein Center

Arcade Fire with Kid Koala and Tune-yards will perform on Tuesday (4/29) at the Schottenstein Center. OSU faculty, staff and students can purchase tickets for $24 (plus fees) at this link or buy tickets in person at the Schottenstein Center Box Office. Offer runs now through Friday (4/18) at 10 p.m.

Immortal World Tour/ Cirque Du Soleil tickets

Save up to $36 per ticket on great seats to Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour By Cirque Du Soleil, scheduled for Friday (4/18) and Saturday (4/19) at the Schottenstein Center. Tickets are available through this link now through Thursday (4/17) at 10 p.m. Password not needed. 

Upcoming events

Ohio State’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is hosting an animal welfare update on Tuesday (4/15) at 12:10 p.m. in 251 Drinko Hall, Moritz College of Law. Guest speaker is Ohio director of outreach and engagement for the Humane Society of the United States. Register >

Guest lecturer Kent Choquette, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Urbana-Champaign, will deliver “Microcavity Lasers for the Information Age,” Tuesday (4/15), 3 p.m., 260 Dreese Labs. Read more:

Mary Habeck, lecturer in strategic studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will deliver “Understanding al-Qaida's Grand Strategy,” noon Thursday (4/17), Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Register:

Presentation by master storyteller and oral cancer survivor Eva Grayzel, Thursday (4/17), 4:30-6 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Presented by JamesCare for Life and the College of Dentistry. Contact: 293-6428. Register:


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