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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 November 20. Just one additional reminder this week:

 

As a reminder, students begin Thanksgiving break this Wednesday. There will be no classes on Wednesday and most university offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the holiday break. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will not be an edition of the onCampus next Monday. Publication of onCampus will resume the week of December 4.

 

We wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you and your family have a great holiday.  Don't forget to cheer the Buckeyes to victory over that Team Up North this Saturday!

 
     
 
Sponsor Official Student, Faculty, Staff and Parent Bowl Tour. The Buckeyes are bowl bound and you can be, too. The Office of Student Life is again offering Ohio State's Official Faculty, Staff, Student and Parent Bowl Tour. Packages will include travel, lodging and game day ticket. To receive bowl travel information as soon as it becomes available, sign up here.
 
     
 

Message from Vice President for Student Life ‘Dr. J’

With Thanksgiving this week, many of us will pause to consider the things for which we should give thanks. But one day isn't enough to be grateful. This time of year, many of us reflect on things that we are thankful for. I have been hearing about all the attention gratitude is getting on social media, but we shouldn't limit our thankfulness to just this season.
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Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

The Ohio State University will host one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in the Ohio Union. An estimated 1,600 guests will attend the dinner, including students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel home for the holiday. Joining them will be many volunteers throughout the university community to assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner. Seatings for the dinner will take place at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., and all guests must have a ticket to enter. Tickets are free and will be available while supplies last at 140 Enarson Classroom Building, the Hale Black Cultural Center and the Ohio Union Information Center.
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A gift to myself event

As part of the Ohio State Suicide Prevention Program's Self-Care Campaign Event, #BuckeyeBeWell (Nov. 24-Dec. 7), an event called "A Gift to Myself" promotes student wellness and a more rewarding winter break. Stop by the PAES lobby on Monday (11/27) noon-2 p.m. and grab a cup of free hot chocolate to warm your soul — and add your winter break self-care tip to the largest gift on campus.
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Students honored for campus, community sustainability efforts

MORPC, a group of central Ohio government and community leaders, honored Ohio State's Student Sustainability Council with the Green Collaborative Achievement Award. This spring the Student Sustainability Council organized Time for Change Week, a series of events to raise awareness and activism about energy, environment and sustainability issues.
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2018 Classes at Ohio State's Stone Lab

Stone Lab is accepting applications for 2018 classes and workshops. Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer classes on subjects such as aquatic biology, behavioral ecology and field zoology. Introductory courses are open to undergraduates in any major, while upper-level courses are ideal for science majors looking for practical experience. Stone Lab awards more than $40,000 in scholarships each year. Apply for these scholarships by Thursday (3/1) or for Stone Lab's Research Experience for Undergraduates scholarships by Monday (2/5).
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Join the bulk-buying club

Best Food Forward is a bulk-buying club that empowers the Ohio State community through access to affordable, nutritious foods. We bring together buyers to purchase produce and dry goods directly from wholesalers, enabling us to offer a 50 percent cost savings. We are always looking for new buyers to increase our purchasing power and new members who can gain valuable small-business/social enterprise experience in areas such as logistics, marketing, finance, legal, nutrition and more. Join the club!
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Ohio State meeting of Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network, lets you work at your own pace to become a better-prepared and impromptu speaker. This club is open to students, faculty and staff. Next meeting: Monday (11/20) in 260 Ramseyer Hall, EHE College Commons, at 5 p.m.
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Transportation

CABS Thanksgiving holiday service

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all CABS routes, except the Med Center Express, will provide break service on Wednesday (11/22) with no service Thursday (11/23) through Saturday (11/25). On Sunday (11/26), CABS service will resume with the Overnight and Weekend, Buckeye Village and paratransit service. The Med Center Express will run its normal schedule Wednesday (11/22) through Sunday (11/26).
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Construction

Lane restrictions on Carmack Road near Lane Avenue

Beginning Monday (11/20) and continuing for approximately two weeks, lane restrictions will occur along Carmack Road just south of Lane Avenue, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Two-way traffic will be maintained.
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King Avenue lane restrictions

The northern, westbound lane of King Avenue between Cannon Drive and the SR-315 overpass, originally scheduled to close daily 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., has been rescheduled to close daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through mid-December.
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Events across campus

 
11/29
 

Elimination of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV: using data in real time to help close the gap in DR Congo

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12/5
 

Data Management: An Ounce of Data Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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12/7
 

The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) welcome Event

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