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Living the Life You've Imagined: Linda B. Meeks

Linda Meeks

Linda B. Meeks traces her interest in health and wellness to her childhood in Ohio. She was tutored at home for a year to keep strep and other bacteria from her older brother, who suffered from rheumatic fever. While she cherished the lessons, and the fact that her parents "voraciously read" to and with her, she envied the freedom other kids had to go to school and interact. These experiences and her love of sports inspired her to pursue wellness professionally. Read more about her journey with Ohio State, as a partner in Meeks Heit Associates and as a longtime President's Club donor.

Upcoming Events

The President's Club is pleased to offer the following events to our donors. Reservations may be made by sending an e-mail to or calling 614-292-9550. Please note, limited space is available. Additional events will be announced in future issues of the President's Club eNews.

Tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Monday, April 21; Tuesday, April 22; and Wednesday, April 23
2 - 3:30 p.m.
RSVP by Thursday, April 17

Ohio State is home to the world's largest collection of comic and cartoon art. One of the university's nine special collections libraries, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum was established in 1977 with a founding donation from alumnus Milton Caniff. Having grown exponentially since that time, the library recently relocated to its new, larger home in Sullivant Hall, which holds three state-of-the-art museum galleries to display exhibits. We invite you to join the President's Club for a behind-the-scenes tour of the archive, as well as a guided visit to the museum. The exhibits on display will include the permanent Treasures Gallery, a Calvin & Hobbes exhibit and a Richard Thompson Retrospective.

University Archives Tour
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6 - 7 p.m.
RSVP by Thursday, April 24, 2014

Join us for a tour of University Archives, a hidden Ohio State gem. Archivists will bring history to life by sharing information about the Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program, the Ohio Congressional Archives and University Archives.

Tour of the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, and Thursday, May 8, 2014
10 - 11:30 a.m.
RSVP by Monday, May 5, 2014

The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection at Ohio State is a scholarly and 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. The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection will enhance your understanding of the technical aspects, the aesthetics and the social meaning of apparel and textiles.

Join President's Club as we view the collection and tour the current exhibit, "History's Closet: Teaching History Through Clothes," in the Gladys Keller Snowden gallery. The exhibition features five history lesson areas: Early American Republic 1770s-1820, Civil War, turn of the century consumerism, the Great Depression and WWII and 1960-70s innovation.

Save the Date for the Northeast Ohio Speaker Series

Join us for the Northeast Ohio Speaker Series June 4 at the City Club in Cleveland with Dr. Bruce McPheron, one of the country's top experts in agriculture and current vice president of administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. He will discuss the health and sustainability of Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga County Extension community garden program and how Ohio State helped the Cleveland Browns. Event registration begins in late April. For questions, call 800-762-5646 or email here.

Voodoo Lily Creates a Stink

Voodoo Lily

One of the largest Voodoo Lily displays in the world, featuring 100 blooming specimens, is housed at Ohio State's Biological Sciences Greenhouse. The Voodoo Lily has a similar smell and resembles its rare and majestic cousin, the Titan Arum, known as the Corpse Flower. View images and a live video feed of the Voodoo Lily display through the end of April.

2014 Season Football Ticket Ordering Information

The Athletics Ticket Office began sending information regarding invoices for ordering 2014 season football tickets on March 5. If you did not receive this information, please contact the President’s Club office by calling 614-292-9550 or emailing to review your account status.

Free Buckeye Ringtones, Images

Does listening to "Carmen Ohio" tug at your heart? Do "Hang on Sloopy" and the "Buckeye Battle Cry" make the good memories flow? You can enjoy these tunes every time your cell phone rings by downloading free Ohio State ringtones. You can also select campus images to use as wallpaper for your phone or computer. Go Bucks!

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