The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Join us in New Orleans to cheer on the Buckeyes | Retchin tabbed to lead med center | Six named to class of AAAS fellows | Take a look back at a championship season

Dec. 31
 Sugar Bowl Buckeye Bash in New Orleans
Jan. 1  College football playoffs: Ohio State vs Alabama at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans
Jan. 13  Alumni Career management: Professionalism in the workplace; 5:30 p.m. at Longaberger Alumni House
Jan. 18  Buckeyes and Broadway: Newsies
Jan. 25
 Basketball Buckeye Bash at Longaberger Alumni House
Feb. 25
 Deadline for Alumni Scholars Program rankings and cover sheet
March 7  Alumni society hockey night
June 20  Buckeye Country Superfest

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the Alumni Association, we want to wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

OSUAA news

Join us in New Orleans to cheer on the Buckeyes

Ohio State has earned a spot in the inaugural college football playoff and will compete against Alabama on Jan. 1, 2015, in the Sugar Bowl. The Alumni Association has a number of events planned for the game, so please join us and fellow fans as we cheer the Buckeyes onto victory.


‘The Buckeye Room’ is open for you

Alumni are invited to provide input on the university and the alumni experience by participating in this new online forum. To facilitate hearing the voice of alumni on countless Ohio State priorities, the Alumni Association has launched a new initiative called the “The Buckeye Room.” 

Potential bowl tour planned

In the event Ohio State’s football team moves into the National Championship Game on Jan. 12, a range of packages will be available including an air-inclusive three-night tour, land-only three-night tour and game-day charter (flight over and back). Buckeye festivities and game tickets are included in all travel options. A game day only package will not be available during the pre-sale, but may become available after the Sugar Bowl game on January 1. Reservations made during this pre-sale (it will end at the conclusion of the Sugar Bowl game), will require a $25 per person deposit. At the conclusion of the Sugar Bowl, and if the Buckeyes are victorious, the card on file will be charged the full package price and the trip is non-refundable. In the event that Ohio State does not advance, the $25 per person deposit will be refunded.

A new way to share your AlumNews

Have good news you want to share with Buckeye Nation? If so, visit the Alumni Association’s new online AlumNews website. It offers free and easy ways to post about births, marriages, job promotions and any other great accomplishments in your life.

Ohio State Alumni magazine online

Readers of Ohio State Alumni magazine can now enjoy the stories they love in print on the Association’s website as well. The online alumni magazine offers a PDF version of the print publication, web extras and exclusives and multimedia storytelling.

Submit items for Buckeye Buzz

Want to see your club or societies good work recognized in the pages of Ohio State Alumni magazine? If so, send notes about your accomplishments to Craig Little or Kimberly Lowe. Submitted items will all be considered for inclusion in the print magazine.

Paying forward: Bob Newcomb

Ohio State alumnus Robert Newcomb, known lovingly by family and friends as ‘Buckeye Bob’, talks about why volunteering to the College of Optometry is important to him.

Scholarship leaders:

Information about the Alumni Association’s 2015-16 scholarship season was be sent to you in September. It isn’t too early to start planning and selecting your scholarship committee. Student lists will be sent in early January and scholarship amount projections will be sent in early February. The deadline for club ASP Cover Sheet and Rankings is February 25. If you have questions, contact Leslie Smith.

Surveying your members

If you need assistance with conducting a survey after your club or society event, please contact Heidi Glanzman at All you have to do is send us the email addresses of those who attended and we will send the survey for you.

Speaker profile: Jenny Robb

Jenn RobbCurator, Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum

Robb curates the largest collection of cartoon and comics materials in the world, one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ most distinctive collections that includes editorial cartoons, newspaper comic strips, magazine cartoons, comic books and graphic novels.
Topics: Overview of the history and collections of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, “A Whirlwind History of U.S. Cartooning,” “Exploring Calvin and Hobbes,” and “Bill Blackbeard: The Collector Who Saved Comics

Campus news

Retchin tabbed to lead med center

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has tapped a seasoned physician, scholar and health system administrator to serve as the next leader of Wexner Medical Center one of the country’s preeminent academic medical centers. 

Pelotonia donations top $80 million

This year’s Pelotonia raised more than $21 million for cancer research at Ohio State, pushing the bike ride’s overall fundraising total past $80 million.

100 years of OSU Extension

In honor of OSU Extension’s 100th anniversary, retiring director Keith Smith reflects on Extension’s many successes and shares his hopes for the future.

High Points: December 2014

Whether it’s research, academics or student success, High Points give you a quick and easy way to catch up on all the latest and greatest things happening at Ohio State.

Research news

Six named to class of AAAS fellows

Six Ohio State University faculty have been elected this year as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Fighting air pollution with social media

The serious air pollution problem in China has attracted the attention of online activists who want the government to take action, but their advocacy has had only limited success, a new study has revealed.

Athletics news

Take a look back at a championship season

The 2014 football season has been memorable -- from celebrating 125 seasons of Buckeye football to a win against Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game. See the best moments as told in our words and from our Buckeye fans and friends.


Great game-watches

If you have any changes to your game-watch locale let the Alumni Association know about your new location and contact information so Buckeye fans in your area can join you as the Ohio State football team participates in the first-ever college football playoff. Please send new information to Susan Long at

Alumni travel

Discover Southeast Alaska

July 24-31, 2015

Spend eight days navigating the waterways of the Inside Passage in luxury aboard the 66-passenger Admiralty Dream and witness wildlife up close from its kayaks and skiffs. The inexorable forces of nature are on full display in Alaska: mountains eroded by the crushing force of glaciers, icebergs crowding cold, aquamarine seas, the cycles of plants and animals compressed into the scant weeks of an arctic summer. Spend eight days navigating the waterways of the Inside Passage in luxury aboard the 66-passenger Admiralty Dream and witness wildlife up close from its kayaks and skiffs. Learn about Alaska’s culture at a traditional Tlingit dance performance and explore its industry at the Alaska State Museum and a salmon hatchery. With skilled naturalists by your side, encounter abundant wildlife, magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions.

For detailed information, please visit contact Addie Natalie at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 3, or by email at

2015 Buckeye Cruise

Join fellow Buckeye fans and luminaries as part of the 2015 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, which benefits the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. The 2015 cruise is scheduled for February 19-23.