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FEBRUARY 2015

 
 
 

President's Club Staff Update

Julia (Smith) Wyche will be working in the Office of the President for the next six to eight weeks. Marie Gibbons will step in to help with monthly donor events. Please contact the President's Club at 614-292-9550 or presidentsclub@osu.edu with questions.

Circle of Friends: Dennis and Penny Groves

Dennis and Penny Groves Dennis and Penny Groves are excited their young grandsons already aspire to be the fifth generation of Buckeyes. The family's impressive Ohio State legacy dates back to 1900, when Dennis' grandfather enrolled in the College of Agriculture. Now, in honor of this tradition, these President's Club donors provide scholarship opportunities to two Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps Midshipmen. 

Winter Wondercampus

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Ohio State's campus has been full of beautiful sights during the early snowfalls of 2015. These wintery scenes, taken by University Communications photographer Jo McCulty, let you enjoy the scenery without worrying about the wind chill.

Ohio State Ranks in Top 10 for eLearning

Ohio State eLearningOhio State recently tied for eighth in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” report. In 2014, more than 5,000 students enrolled in the university's 10 online programs, with more than 270 courses. "We are highly ranked already with our on-campus delivery, and this is showing that we're doing the right things with our online education," said Rob Griffiths, senior director of digital scholarship for the Office of Distance Education and eLearning.

Ohio State Astrophysicist Launches Podcast

Paul Sutter, of Ohio State’s Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, has launched a podcast called “Ask a Spaceman!” People curious about space, astronomy and astrophysics can post questions on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #AskASpaceman. Paul replies in a lighthearted, conversational way. Listen to the first two episodes.

2015 Football Ticket Applications

The Athletics Ticket Office plans to send 2015 season football ticket information to qualified donors in early March. If you have questions regarding your 2015 President’s Club status, please contact us. As new information becomes available from the Athletics Ticket Office, we will post it to our website.

 

Upcoming Events

President's Club is pleased to offer the following exclusive events to our donors. Reserve your President's Club experience by calling Marie Gibbons at 614-292-9899 or sending an email to gibbons.66@osu.edu.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum Tour
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
RSVP by February 13

Ohio State is home to the world's largest research collection of comics and cartoon art. During this fun and fascinating tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM), attendees will get a special "behind-the-scenes" look at the secured archive, a comics history lesson as told through the gems of the BICLM collection, and a chance to check out the latest gallery show, "King of the Comics: William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features." Revisit old favorites like Steve Canyon, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon and Popeye.

A Tour of The Ohio State University Planetarium
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7 - 8 p.m.
RSVP by February 20

The Ohio State University Planetarium, a 30-foot digital dome theater on the fifth floor of Smith Laboratory, has been treating students and the central Ohio community to educational programs on the night sky since 1967. In 2011, the planetarium was renovated with a new dome and high-definition projection system.

Join us to explore the night sky in Columbus, our own Solar System and the top of Mauna Kea with some of the world's largest telescopes. The new digital theater goes beyond just the stars in the sky and allows us to explore space and ideas in new ways.

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Tour
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
RSVP by February 27

Join us for an overview of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State's oldest interdisciplinary center, and a tour that will highlight a few of the 10 research groups. This is an opportunity to browse the Polar Rock Repository, which houses rock samples collected from the polar regions by U.S. expeditions, and take a trip into the -30 degree Celsius ice core freezer, which stores the world's largest collection of ice cores from mountain glaciers.

 
   
   

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