The Ohio State University Alumni Association

National Champions! | Winter wondercampus | The truth behind men and selfies | Student-athlete spotlight: Julia McKinnon

Jan. 24
Ohio State National Championship victory celebration at Ohio Stadium
Jan. 28 Buckeyes in the Kitchen at the Ohio Union
Feb. 14 TEDxOhio State University at Mershon Auditorium
Feb. 25 Lesson and Legacy: Alumni Career Perspectives 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

OSUAA news

National Champions!

Ohio State’s football team overcame adversity throughout the year earning a shot at its eighth national championship. They clinched the title with a decisive win over Oregon in the conclusion to college football’s first playoff.

Magazine mailing delayed

The January-February edition of Ohio State Alumni magazine has been delayed so a story chronicling Ohio State’s national championship football season can be included. The magazine is scheduled to mail in late January and should arrive the first week of February.

The mind’s eye

Greg Daniel, cornet player, was a band alternate as an undergraduate and currently serves as co-chair of the Hyper Active Band, a small group of alumni who play at events to raise money for TBDBITL scholarships. Daniel, 61, has been blind since age 6. To march, he relied on sound, on music embossed into Braille and on his band family.

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.

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.

‘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.”

Social media tip: Post shareable content

One of the best ways to grow your social media following is by posting shareable content. What is shareable content? Anything fun, entertaining or informational that relates back to your club or society. Posts that include photos from events, content featuring scholarship recipients or a story about a club or society volunteering in the community would be considered sharable content. For example, the Cheerleading Alumni Society posted pictures of their Hyper Friday event on Facebook and Twitter. Similarly, the North Carolina Alumni Club posted a photo of club members doing O-H-I-O with food they collected for a local charity.

Shareable content fits well alongside promotional content. Promotional content includes advertisements, such as posts promoting a club or society event or a group membership initiative. While promotional content is important, shareable content will help you keep your audience’s attention and build a community. For questions or more information on all things social media, feel free to reach out Michelle Morgan at

Scholarship leaders:

Information about the Alumni Association’s 2015-16 scholarship season was 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.

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 AlumNews webpage. It offers free and easy ways to post about births, marriages, job promotions and any other great accomplishments in your life.

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.

Speaker profile: Megan Amaya

Megan AmayaDirector, Health Promotion and Wellness at Ohio State

As OSU’s director of health promotion and wellness, she works closely with the university’s Chief Wellness Officer to promote faculty, staff and student health and wellness. In addition, she gets actively involved in community wellness initiatives across the State of Ohio. Megan is a certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor and Certified Health Education Specialist.


Campus news

Winter wondercampus

The first snow of the winter always lends a different look to Ohio State’s campus. University photographers were on the scene when the first flakes started falling.

The Long Walk begins

You’ve seen the numbers for the Class of 2018 – more than 42,000 applicants, with admitted students hailing from all 88 Ohio counties, 49 states and 33 countries. This year, Ohio State welcomed one of the most outstanding first-year classes in university history. Meet 16 of these new Buckeyes who are starting their path to a degree.

2014: An Ohio Stat Year in Review

Welcoming a new university president, sending a record number of Fulbright scholars across the world, opening the country's third-largest cancer hospital and celebrating more than 15,000 Buckeyes earning their degrees — these are just a few of the highlights from a thrilling 2014 at Ohio State.

High Points: January 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.

Research news

The truth behind men and selfies

The picture isn’t pretty for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. A new study showed that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy.

Fast food linked to lower test scores

The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that the more frequently children reported eating fast food in fifth grade, the lower their growth in reading, math, and science test scores by the time they reached eighth grade.

Athletics news

Student-athlete spotlight: Julia McKinnon

Julia McKinnon, a native of Kelowna, British Columbia, is a junior forward for the women's hockey team. She has suited up in 92 games for the Scarlet and Gray, including all 24 games this season. An offensive threat for the Scarlet and Gray, McKinnon has registered nine goals and seven assists for 16 points during her junior campaign.

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

Barcelona and Nice Explorer for young alumni

May 23-30, 2015

Journey to the next level of cutting-edge technology through GPS tours that guide you on an exploration of two exciting cities, Barcelona and Nice. Tablets featuring Google maps interface show you locations and background. Instant feedback and live scoreboards are at your fingertips during our fun scavenger hunt team competition. There is no shortage of educational and cultural experiences and lots of options for active travelers. Choose a walking tour of Barcelona in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso or sail the beautiful Mediterranean Sea by yacht. Enjoy leisure time on the Cote d’Azur beaches or go canyoning with new friends. Explore the elegant principality of Monaco, then enjoy lunch at the famous international film festival resort of Cannes. Join the adventure!

For detailed information, please visit 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