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JULY 2015


Griffin Opens a New Chapter as Senior Advisor for Advancement at Ohio State

Archie Griffin

From the football field and beyond, Archie Griffin has been recognized as one of the university's most notable alumni. His storied Ohio State career — taking him from human resources and athletics to the alumni association — now includes serving as part-time senior advisor to the Office of Advancement. Griffin, a long-standing President's Club donor, looks forward to spending more time with family and friends. He shares a few of his fond memories here.

A Strong Link in Columbus' 'Intelligent Community of the Year' Designation

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Declaring Columbus a city with “relentless embrace of new ideas,” the Intelligent Community Forum — a think tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st century community — cited Ohio State for its significant role in helping to capture this honor. Columbus was ranked first among 400 cities around the world after a yearlong evaluation. Read more.

Managing Antibiotic Resistance and Working to Eliminate 'Superbugs'

Lonnie King

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are responsible for more than 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Veterinary Medicine Dean Lonnie King is involved in the center's One Health concept, which recognizes that human and animal health are irrevocably linked and closely connected to our environment. Read more about this project and the complex discussion around the use of antibiotics.

On-campus Parking Now Available

on-campus parkingEligible President's Club donors should have received 2015-16 parking information from CampusParc. The deadline for purchasing your permit is July 31. Questions concerning your eligibility to purchase parking may be directed to us at 614-292-9550 or presidentsclub@osu.edu. If you have questions regarding your order, please contact CampusParc directly at 614-688-0000.

A Window on America: Ohio State Continues Survey on Everyday Life

Window on America

When researchers from around the world want to study the lives of Americans, their first stop is often The Ohio State University. While National Longitudinal Surveys may not be familiar to most people, it is operated by the university's Center for Human Resource Research and is one of the largest and most influential tools available to social scientists. Three separate surveys have followed more than 30,000 Americans for years, some as far back as 1979. Read more.


Upcoming Events

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

Stone Lab Day
Friday, July 10, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
RSVP by July 6
19 spaces available

Stone LabJoin us for a day of education and fun at Lake Erie visiting Stone Lab and Gibraltar Island. Enjoy a tour of the South Bass Island Lighthouse and the Aquatic Visitors Center, both managed by the Ohio Sea Grant.

Please note:

  • President's Club donors are responsible for their own transportation to and from Port Clinton and may be responsible for a $5 parking fee at Miller Ferry. While free parking is often available, Port Clinton crowds that day will determine availability.
  • President's Club and Stone Lab will cover the cost of ferry and island transportation, guided tours, snack and lunch.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Tours take place rain or shine!
  • This is a walking tour and the pace and logistics of the tour may not be appropriate for those with limited mobility.

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 2-4 p.m.
RSVP by July 10
3 spaces available

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning GardensThe Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens includes 60 acres of gardens and plant collections. Our tour will include the 12,000-square-foot green roof on Howlett Hall, the Learning Gardens, the Horticulture Therapy Gardens and the Annual Cultivar Trials. If time permits, we’ll end the tour in our Arboretum North site with a look at the enCore Solar Home, a 2.5-acre research lake, a Pollinator’s Garden and a collection of 1,000 trees that are native to Ohio.


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