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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 February 20, 2017. Just a few other points of information today:

 

Sibs & Kids Weekend is a weekend in which any Ohio State faculty, staff, or students can invite any child, niece, nephew, brother, sister, cousin, or friend of the family to the campus to experience the excitement of life as a Buckeye! Sibs and Kids Weekend 2017 will be hosted April 7-9, 2017. Registration for Sibs and Kids Weekend opens today, February 20. Registration is $5 per guest which includes participation in events throughout the weekend. We are still working on the full schedule of events and activities and will post information on-line as events are confirmed.

 

Second, students who are academic year 2015-2016 high school graduates (current 1st year students at Ohio State), received 2017-2018 housing information via the Ohio State email last week. The window for the Columbus housing reselection lottery process opened on February 18 and will remain open until 11:59pm on March 2, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. Students can find more information on-line by clicking here. If your student has any questions, have your student contact University Housing via phone (614-292-8266) or email (housing@osu.edu).

 

Have a great week everyone!

 
     
 

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

Do you have conflict in your life? Few of us can escape it on a daily basis. Whether it's a disagreement with a roommate, a co-worker or a neighbor, it is inevitable that people will not always be in complete harmony. Most of the time we can resolve our differences with logic and compromise. But sometimes a solution is more elusive and threatens to damage relationships.
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Lima's Carmony headed for international a cappella semifinals

Ohio State Lima's a cappella group Carmony won the 2017 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinal competition held in February at Bowling Green High School with a 34-point lead over the second-place group. They will compete in the semifinals in March.
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Unlocking the Cage screening/discussion with Steven Wise

The 2016-17 Inequality COMPAS program welcomes Steven Wise for a discussion and screening of Unlocking the Cage and an interview with Peter Singer. The documentary, presented Thursday (2/23) at 7 p.m., follows Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Wise and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project, are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections.
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Try 'A Story of Us' for a great new podcastAd

"A Story of Us" is a new podcast brought to you by the anthropology graduate students at Ohio State. The episodes are short, informative and fascinating regardless of your background! Season 2 just launched Friday (2/10). This season is all about childhood and development. Check it out today!
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Be heard in the campus climate survey

A campus climate survey on sexual misconduct and relationship violence is available to students through Friday (3/10). Ensuring a safe and healthy campus climate is Ohio State's top priority. You are encouraged to complete the survey to inform and enhance Buckeyes ACT, Ohio State's comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous.
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Apply to be a telecounselor and a voice of Ohio State

Telecounselors assist high school students with the college search process through phone and email outreach and bring the student voice into the university's recruitment process. This unique employment opportunity allows students to share their passion for Ohio State, give back to the university and develop essential skills. Currently hiring students to work for the 2017-18 academic year, with start dates beginning either summer or autumn. Applications are due Saturday (3/11).
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Ohio State among the best for heart transplantation

Using data collected from all transplant centers, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) assesses outcomes of centers that perform heart, lung, liver, kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants to evaluate how often patients are alive with a functioning transplanted organ one year after transplant. Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is listed as one of the best for heart transplants in "Becker's Best Hospitals."
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Apply for University Engagement Recognition Awards

The Offices of Outreach and Engagement, International Affairs, Service-Learning, Student Life and Undergraduate Education have joined together to recognize faculty, staff, students and community partners with the University Engagement Recognition Awards program. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. A total of $16,000 will be awarded. Applications due Tuesday (2/28).
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Come learn how to ask RUOK?

RUOK? Day is an annual signature event held by Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide. The event, held Thursday (3/2) 3-7 p.m. in the Union Performance Hall, provides the campus community with a safe, stigma-free environment to learn about mental health resources on campus and in central Ohio. Open to faculty, staff and students (no Buck ID required) with free food, T-shirts, music, prizes and more. Learn how to ask a stranger or a friend, "Are you OK?"
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Journal of Undergraduate Research calls for submissions

Undergraduate researchers: looking to publish your research in a peer-reviewed, university-sponsored research journal? Submit to JUROS! We accept abstracts, feature articles and manuscripts for publication. Now accepting manuscripts with footnotes.
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Be Safe - Download the Lifeline Response App!

The Undergraduate Student Government continues to focus on student safety both on and off campus. For this reason, we are excited to announce the launch of the LifeLine Response Enterprise App, a safety app for smart phones available free of charge to Buckeye students (NOTE: Lifeline Response ENTERPRISE, not Lifeline Response). USG worked alongside the university to identify this resource in order to provide students with access to another safety-focused tool.
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Keeping a good laboratory notebook

Keeping records of your research is crucial to a successful project in any field of study. Many undergraduate researchers are working in laboratories, where they are asked to keep a laboratory notebook. Learn to maintain and organize your lab notebook to keep track of protocols, experiments and results. Workshop is Tuesday (2/21) at 5:30 p.m. in 110 Orton Hall.
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Events and opportunities throughout the city of COLUMBUS

 
2/23
 

Yoga @ CMA: Join CMA and Replenish

The Spa Co-Op for Thursday night yoga and meditation in the galleries. 6-7 p.m., enjoy yoga for everyday life followed by meditation 7-7:30 p.m.
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2/25
 

The Head and The Heart @ The Palace Theatre

The Head and the Heart is an American indie folk band. They were formed in the summer of 2009 by Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell; the band also includes Charity Rose Thielen, Chris Zasche, Kenny Hensley and Tyler Williams.
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Events across campus

 
2/20
 

D-Tix! Columbus Blue Jackets Ticket Lottery!

D-tix will have a ticket lottery Monday (2/20) and Tuesday (2/21) for tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs. Funded by your student activity fee, D-Tix works to provide students tickets to Columbus' premier events at a discounted rate.
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2/22
 

CASAxKPL: Lantern Festival

The spring Lantern Festival is to celebrate the final days of the Lunar New Year! Where are thou lantern-making skills?
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2/22
 

Lois Weber: Shoes @ Wexner Center Film/Video

Follow an earnest shop girl who is the lone wage earner for her impoverished family. When her situation becomes even more dire, she is forced to consider the advances of an unscrupulous cad.
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2/26
 

Sunday Night Fishbowl: Free Improv Comedy Show

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3/3
 

Need a roommate? Come to a free roommate fair!

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