Story Ideas for Media: 1-17-2014

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Ohio State News Tips 1/17/14

Ohio State's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - Jan. 20. Up to 1,000 Ohio State students, faculty and staff will gather on Monday, Jan. 20 to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through a day of service.
Volunteers will meet in the Ohio Union beginning at 7:45 a.m. with music and other performances during registration. They will board buses at 8:45 a.m. and go to volunteer work sites all over Central Ohio.
Media are welcome to attend some service sites; see contacts below for more details.
The project is sponsored by the Office of Student Life’s Pay It Forward and The Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center. SEE: http://ohiounion.osu.edu/get_involved/csls/mlkday. CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, (614) 292-8424; isaacs.84@osu.edu. PROJECT MANAGER/ON-SITE CONTACT: Jake Cohen, (860) 428-3474.

Photo opportunity: Outdoor Ice Skating on Campus – Jan. 21-22. Ohio State students can glide and slide where they normally walk as the Office of Student Life’s Department of Recreational Sports turns the volleyball and basketball courts west of the RPAC (Recreation and Physical Activity Center, 337 W. 17th Ave.) into a temporary ice rink. The rink will be open for student skating from 5 to 9 p.m. on both Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22. In addition to skating, students can try their hand at milk jug curling. SEE: http://recsports.osu.edu/articles/ice-skating-with-rec-sports/. CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, (614) 292-8424; isaacs.84@osu.edu.

Presidential Search Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Scheduled - Jan. 21. The Presidential Search Advisory Subcommittee of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will meet in executive session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in 156 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall. CONTACT: Gary Lewis, lewis.330@osu.edu, 614-688-2048.

The person listed as the CONTACT will have the most current information about the story. Call on our media relations staff for help with any Ohio State story: Jane Carroll, 614-292-5220 or carroll.296@osu.edu; Liz Cook, 614-292-7276 or cook.17@osu.edu; Gary Lewis, 614-688-2048 or lewis.330@osu.edu; or Amy Murray, 614-292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu.