The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Best practices | Ohio State board approves affordability grants | June wellness tip | Second wind

June 17 An evening at Urban Arts Space
June 20-21      Buckeye Country Superfest at Ohio Stadium
June 24 Alumni House Cinema: The Lego Movie
June 26 Virtual speed networking series
June 30 Club year-end report due
July 31 Society year-end report due
July 31 Club and society award nominations due
Aug. 1 Outstanding Club or Outstanding Society Award Spreadsheet due
Aug. 1 Nominations for Best Buckeye, Outstanding Society Leader and Outstanding CARL Award due
Aug. 7-9 Pelotonia15

OSUAA news

Best practices

Reflect, review and regroup – the summertime's a great time to have a board meeting to review this past year's successes and challenges. It's also a great time to use this information to start planning for next year!

Support Pelotonia through the Team Buckeye virtual rider challenge

Back by popular demand! Your Ohio State University Alumni Association club or society is invited to join Team Buckeye in Pelotonia '15 by creating a unique club or society peloton to participate in this year’s event.

Save the date: Club and Society leadership symposium

Sept. 24-Sept. 25, 2015

Please mark your calendars for the 2015 Club and Society Leadership Symposium. We have a lot of information to share with you, so this year the conference will be one-and-a-half days, beginning Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24. There will be no cost to attend and no limit to the number of officers or board members you wish to register. We are currently working on a block of hotel rooms and will send information in the save the date email to presidents next week.

Supporting what matters most

Charles Hancock knew how mentors could change a student’s life. It happened for him. As a first-generation college student in 1959, he had major aspirations and little money to carry them out.

Report your summer send-offs

Alumni clubs around the country will be celebrating the start of new school year by holding Summer Send-Off events for incoming Ohio State freshmen in their area. If your group is planning an event, please send details to Nadine Holmes as soon as possible. Details include: Type of event (cookout, picnic, lunch, etc.); Time, date and place; RSVP information (club RSVP contact and RSVP deadline).

Social media tip: Let the OSUAA channels advertise your club or society
Do you want to get the word out about your club or society? This summer, The Ohio State University Alumni Association would like to highlight various clubs and societies on their Facebook or Twitter accounts. If you would like your club or society to be considered for social media promotion, send the following to Michelle Morgan at

  • Your club or society’s name
  • An engaging photo of your club or society. This can include an O-H-I-O photo, a photo from one of your club or society’s events or a group photo. 
  • Any additional details you want to share about your club or society. This can include events your group hosts, community service projects or any other relevant information. 

We look forward to hearing from you! For questions or more information on all things social media, contact the Alumni Association’s Michelle Morgan.

Share your group’s good work

Remember to share your club and society accomplishments and points of pride for consideration in Ohio State Alumni magazine. A new submission form makes the process simple and quick. The deadline is Monday, May 18, to have items considered for the July-August Buckeye Buzz page.

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.


Speaker profile: Steve Gavazzi

Dean, Ohio State Mansfield

Gavazzi currently serves as Dean and Director of Ohio State Mansfield, where he has concentrated intensively on modernizing the student experience of a regional campus. As a scholar, he has established a research program that identifies the impact of family dynamics on adolescent development and behavior, including the substantial impact that families have on educational success in children and adolescents. A trained family therapist, he has been developing a systematic way of understanding the relationships between campuses and communities in ways that are remarkably like marriages.
TOPICS: Helping teens and families find their strengths; the college and campus and the community

Apple Alumni Discount program

The Apple Alumni Discount program makes the Apple Education Price available to Ohio State alumni. In addition to exclusive Apple pricing, purchases through the Alumni Discount Program will directly fund university programming. Alumni can purchase the products they want and need, at exclusive prices, while supporting their alma mater.

Campus news

Ohio State board approves affordability grants

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake announced today the launch of an affordability initiative that will provide need-based aid to thousands of Ohio State undergraduates — and could lower the cost of college next year for some in-state students.

Summit focuses on improved teaching and learning

By the end of the Teaching and Learning Summit, sticky notes covered every whiteboard wall in 1077 Smith Lab. Each note represented an idea to improve teaching and learning at Ohio State.

Gift establishes brain health center at Ohio State

Back in 1969, Stan Ross made his first gift to Ohio State University. It was $10. Through the years, he and his wife, Joan “Jodi” Ross, have been longtime supporters of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, culminating in a multimillion gift to advance research across the entire spectrum of brain health at Ohio State’s Neurological Institute.

High Points: June 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

June wellness tip

Having trouble keeping your diet in order while on vacation? You really can have a good time on vacation and still make smart food choices. But it’s a lot more difficult if you think eating healthfully is all about self-sacrifice.

Navigating stress

An Ohio State researcher explains how her research has found its way “from the bench to the people” and is helping to lessen everyday stress in the lives of workers.

A step forward for smartphones

New technology developed at The Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge.

Athletics news

Second wind

Just a few weeks removed from a four-year swimming career at Ohio State, Kelly Ann Baird was still feeling the sting of how she finished: She failed to reach the finals in any of her events and earned no points at the Big Ten Championships.

Alumni travel

Thanksgiving in New York

Nov. 25-29, 2015

The celebrated Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is a wonderful destination for Buckeye travelers. This four-night program balances the must-see attractions of the Big Apple with enough free time to explore on your own and create lifetime memories with your family. We will have an exclusive indoor viewing for the parade and the opportunity to join the local alumni club to watch the Saturday gridiron matchup. Spend this very special season with your family and with us!

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