The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Club grows strong scholarship program | Together, we can | Both liberals, conservatives have science bias | For each other

Feb. 9-16 Group filing form sent from OSUAA
Feb. 16-19 Football ticket requests sent from OSUAA (if applicable)
Feb. 20 Managers: Getting the best from your team webinar. Noon to 1 p.m. EST https://go.osu.edu/managerswebinar15
Feb. 25 Lesson and Legacy: Alumni Career Perspectives at Longaberger Alumni House https://go.osu.edu/lessonslegacy
Feb. 25 Deadline for Alumni Scholars Program rankings and cover sheet
Feb. 27 Virtual Networking with Fellow Buckeyes by Industry, 1 p.m. at https://go.osu.edu/xnj
Feb. 28 Family Bowling with Archie Griffin at Polaris Lanes https://go.osu.edu/bowlingwarchie
March 2 Society roundtable: Strategic planning https://go.osu.edu/societyroundtable
March 5 Club and society group forms due
March 6 Group home and away football ticket requests due
March 4-8 B1G Women’s Basketball Tournament https://go.osu.edu/wbb15
March 11-15 B1G Men’s Basketball Tournament https://go.osu.edu/mbb15
April 7 Society roundtable: Volunteers-Recruiting and retaining the best talent https://go.osu.edu/societyroundtable

OSUAA news

Club grows strong scholarship program

The Lucas County alumni club’s Robert Momsen Scholarship Fund is creating opportunity for Toledo-area students. Learn how the club has helped push its endowment past $325,000.
MORE: https://go.osu.edu/lucasscholarship

Alumni Award nominations open

What do Woody Hayes, Jesse Owens, Novice Fawcett and George Voinovich have in common? They have received an Alumni Award from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.! Do you know an alumnus, friend, or family member who has given extra time, service and support to students and/or Ohio State? Nominate them for an Alumni Award.
MORE: https://go.osu.edu/alumniawards

Help your group's work get recognized

Buckeye Buzz is the new section in Ohio State Alumni magazine that highlights accomplishments of our alumni clubs and societies. To help us collect information, a submission form has been posted on the Alumni Association website. Help us tell the story of the great work of our Clubs and Societies.
SUBMIT AN ITEM: https://go.osu.edu/buckeyebuzz

LGBTQ and ally coding project

Please share with your LGBTQ alumni/donors and allies the following link--https://go.osu.edu/lgbt--to stay current on advocacy initiatives, connect at LGBTQ-specific alumni events, learn about ways to support LGBTQ scholarships and programs; and discover opportunities to meet and mentor LGBTQ students.

Social media tip: Use Ohio State hashtags

One of the best ways to get your content recognized by fellow alumni and The Ohio State University Alumni Association is by using university-wide hashtags. Use #BuckeyeForLife for all things Ohio State alumni related or #BuckeyesGive to demonstrate how your club or society is giving their time, talent or treasure. This month, use #BuckeyeLove to share your own Ohio State love story. For more hashtags, see University Communications’ Social Media: Strategy and best practices. For questions or more information on all things social media, feel free to reach out Michelle Morgan at morgan.1001@osu.edu

BTN seeking Buckeye memorabilia collectors

Do you have a top-notch collection of Ohio State memorabilia? If so, the Big Ten Network is interested in hearing about your collection for an upcoming program. To share details about your collection, contact the Alumni Association’s Steve Proctor at proctor.18@osu.edu

Society leaders: Save the date

Dates have been set for upcoming alumni society roundtable topics. An email with further detail will be sent next week. Here are upcoming topics and dates: Strategic planning (March 2); Volunteers: Recruiting and retaining the best talent (April 7); Engagement strategies: Creating a plan (April 21); Special interest alumni society-only roundtable (May 27); and Leaders choice: Open topics and discussion (June 9).

Share your volunteer opportunities

Have a great volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with fellow alumni and friends? Ohio State’s Office of Volunteer Relations can help through VolunteerMatch. Learn how to use this valuable tool with our step-by-step training guide and checklist.
TRAINING GUIDE: https://go.osu.edu/VolunteerTrainingGuide
CHECKLIST: https://go.osu.edu/VolunteerChecklist

Visit our job board

Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking to hire fellow Buckeyes? Did you know that there is an active job board for Ohio State alumni? If so, the Alumni Association’s Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management can help.
JOB SEEKERS: www.go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerConnection
POST A JOB: www.go.osu.edu/osualumniconsortium

‘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.” 
MORE: https://go.osu.edu/TheBuckeyeRoom

Nominations sought for Bailey award

Named for longtime director of international student services, Ruth C. Bailey, award nominees can be Ohio State faculty, staff, alumni, faculty/staff emeriti and university volunteers who have taken a leadership role and/or initiative in implementing policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance interaction and understanding between multicultural and foreign-born students and/or faculty on the Ohio State campus.
MORE: https://odi.osu.edu/alumni/the-ruth-c-bailey-award.html

Scholarship leaders:

Information about the Alumni Association’s 2015-16 scholarship season was sent to you in September but you can also find the information and forms online. By now you should have selectedyour scholarship committee. Accepted studentlists will be sent in lateJanuary 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 glanzman.4@osu.edu. 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: Dr. Martha Gulati

Martha GulatiAssociate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Gulati is an associate professor of medicine and clinical public health in the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University. In 2012, she was awarded the National Red Dress Award for her efforts in raising awareness of heart disease in women and advancing research in this field. She is the author of the best-selling book, Saving Women’s Heart, and her commitment to the study of women and cardiac diseases has won her numerous awards and distinctions.
TOPIC: Hearth health
MORE:
https://go.osu.edu/Speakers

Campus news

Together, we can

Ohio State President Michael V. Drake sat down with Ohio State Alumni magazine recently to discuss his first months at the university. Read more about his thoughts on the institution in this extended question and answer session.
MORE: https://go.osu.edu/drakeqa

Celebrating #BuckeyeLove

Whether it’s choosing the perfect major, providing life-saving medical care or being part of a long-standing tradition, there are many ways to find Buckeye love at Ohio State. Here are 14 reasons to love Ohio State.
MORE: https://go.osu.edu/buckeyelove14

High Points: February 2015

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.
MORE: https://osu.edu/highpoints

Research news

Both liberals, conservatives have science bias

New research suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn’t align with their political views. The study found that people from both the left and right expressed less trust in science when they were presented with facts that challenged specific politicized issues.
MORE: https://go.osu.edu/xZN

Genetic combination can lower heart-attack risk

Researchers have determined that two mutations on a single gene can interact in a way that lowers the carrier’s risk for a heart attack. The variants are found in a gene calledDBH, which regulates an enzyme involved in the conversion of dopaminetonorepinephrine– both of which are important chemical messengers and hormones.
MORE: https://go.osu.edu/xZS

Athletics news

For each other

The story of the 2014 National Champions began in the middle of the night. 4 a.m. Snow on the ground. It was the winter of 2012, and the Ohio State football team was dragged out of bed for a lesson from new coach Urban Meyer.
MORE:https://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/011215aaa.html

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 basketball team starts its journey to March Madness. Please send new information to Susan Long at long.439@osu.edu

Alumni travel

Continental Passage, Lisbon to London

July 11-25, 2015

From Lisbon, Portugal, set sail for Oporto with Crystal Cruises. Known for its port wine, Oporto is a town of warm sunshine, impressive churches and winding streets. Sail along the Bay of Biscay to France and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a medieval fishing port on the Basque coast. Spend three days in Bordeaux, France, famous for its glorious chateaux, mouthwatering cuisine and rich wines and vineyards. Walk along the beautiful promenade in Brest, a major port and naval base. Journey to the walled city of Saint-Malo, nestled on the English Channel, and see its restored 17th- and 18th-century splendor. Cruise the Channel Islands to Guernsey before spending two days in Honfluer, a quaint port town on Normandy’s coast. Disembark in Dover, the port for London, England. Your home during your voyage is the six-star Crystal Serenity. Experience why it is world-renowned for excellence, with its award-winning entertainment, specialty restaurants, classes and expert speakers. Open bar service, gratuities for select staff and two-for-one pricing are included with this exciting adventure.

For detailed information, please visit https://go.osu.edu/LisbontoLondon15 or contact Addie Natalie at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 Ext. 3, or by email at natalie.6@osu.edu.