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MARCH 2015


Circle of Friends: John and FloAnn Easton

Dennis and Penny Groves John and FloAnn Easton met at Ohio State in the early 1960s outside the University Arms apartments. John was pursing an MBA and FloAnn a bachelor's in nursing. The President's Club donors, who will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary this year, honor their alma mater by providing ongoing support to the colleges of Nursing and Engineering.

Campus Visit by Veteran Affairs' Robert A. McDonald Rescheduled for April 8

Ohio State will be hosting Robert A. McDonald, the eighth U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs, for an intimate presentation and reception. This event was postponed in February and has been rescheduled for April 8. McDonald previously served as chair, president and chief executive officer of The Procter & Gamble Company. Event location and time are being confirmed.

Save the Date for the Buckeye Smart Northeast Ohio Speaker Series

President's Club donors are invited to the next Buckeye Smart event from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 1 at the City Club of Cleveland. The lunch-and-learn experience delivers Ohio State to friends and alumni beyond the borders of the Columbus campus. Featured speaker is Giorgio Rizzoni, Ford Motor Chair in Electromechanical Systems; professor, departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering; and director of the Center for Automotive Research. Register online or call 800-762-5646 by Friday, March 27.

Growing Allergic Reaction with No Clear Cause

Allergy specialists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are seeing more people with eonsinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an inflammatory response in the esophagus that makes it hard to swallow food. And doctors don't yet have a clear cause. "It's believed that EoE is related to both food and pollen allergies, and may be more common in people with allergies and asthma," said Dr. Princess Ogbogu, director of the allergy and immunology program. Read more.

University Trustees Announce the John Glenn College of Public Affairs

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John Glenn dedicated his life to public service and last month, Ohio State trustees announced the John Glenn College of Public Affairs will become the university's 15th college in April. The college began as the John Glenn School of Public Policy in 2006. Read more and listen to Glenn's remarks on the occasion. Glenn is hailed as an American hero and a Navy veteran who served in World War II and Korea. He is an esteemed elder statesman, serving as a U.S. senator from Ohio, and the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. "Status as a college embeds and solidifies the school and its curriculum into the fabric of Ohio State," said Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz.


Upcoming Events

President's Club is pleased to offer the following events to our donors. Reserve your President's Club experience by calling 614-292-9550 or sending an email to presidentsclub@osu.edu.

Tour of the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
RSVP by March 20

Ohio State's Historic Costume & Textiles Collection is a scholarly, artistic resource of apparel and textile material culture. The 11,500+ holdings include textiles, clothing and accessories for men, women and children, including national dress costume from the mid-18th century to contemporary 21st century designers. Join President's Club to view the collection and a greater understanding of the technical aspects, aesthetics and social meaning of apparel and textiles. A bridal exhibit with dresses dating as far back as the 1880s also will be on display.

Tour of the Museum of Biological Diversity
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
RSVP by April 3

Biological research museums have a mission similar to that of libraries, but instead of preserving books, biological collections preserve individual organisms. The collections at The Ohio State Museum of Biological Diversity grow through activities of faculty, students and other researchers, as well as by exchanges with other museums. The museum is a resource for research, teaching and outreach centered on biodiversity. Come along with President's Club as we view the evolutionary relationships of insects, fish, plants and more.

Tour of the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau
4-H Center

Friday, April 17, 2015, 1-2 p.m.
RSVP by April 10

Take a tour of the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, a facility for youth, adult volunteers, community organizations and Ohio State partners locally and around the globe. The first "green" building on the Ohio State campus features geothermal heating and cooling, extensive natural lighting and plumbing fixtures that use 50 percent less water. It also offers flexible conference and meeting space and a catering kitchen.


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