The Ohio State University Alumni Association

The Buckeye Room | Drake address to University Senate | Coyotes migrate to metro areas | Bosa a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award

Nov. 18 Ohio State Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Nov. 19 Recruit Ohio alumni-only career expo at Ohio Union
Nov. 20 Provost’s Discovery Themes lecture at the Ohio Union
Nov. 29 The Game: Michigan vs. Ohio State at Ohio Stadium
Dec. 2
Alumni Career Management: Working with different generations
Dec. 9, 10, 15
Club and society VolunteerMatch training sessions
Dec. 19 Basketball happy hour in Chicago
June 20 Buckeye Country Superfest

OSUAA news

Join us in 'The Buckeye Room'

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.”

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.
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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.

Club scholarship winner: Sangram Grewal

Sangram Grewal, a freshman from Herndon, Virginia, began his first year at Ohio State this fall with the help of a scholarship from the Alumni Club of Greater Washington, D.C. Though this is just the beginning of his career as a Buckeye, the computer science and engineering major and ROTC member has big plans for his future — both as a student now and as a graduate later on.

VolunteerMatch training sessions scheduled

The Office of Volunteer Relations invites you to a training on how to use VolunteerMatch for your club and society needs. Please RSVP by clicking the date for each event time: 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 9; Noon EST on Wednesday, Dec. 10; and 7 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 15.

Alumni career spotlight

Rosemary E. Riley, a retired chemist for Abbott Nutrition, shares how Ohio State helped to shape her career path.

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

All current students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars and alumni at The Ohio State University are invited to submit their photos to the 2014 International Photography Competition. Entries will be accepted until Monday (10/20) at 4 p.m. and online voting will take place from 5 p.m. Monday, October 20, through 4 p.m. Monday, November 3. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your original photographs from around the world.

Campus news

Drake delivers first address to University Senate

As the 15th president of The Ohio State University, President Michael V. Drake reminded the university community of its modern land-grant mission and shared his vision for Ohio State’s continued ascendancy. More:

Return to the water

Blake Haxton arrived on Ohio State’s campus as a patient at the Wexner Medical Center, where doctors fought against incredibly bleak odds to save his life. Today, Haxton is a Fisher College of Business graduate, a Moritz College of Law student and a member of the U.S. Para-rowing national team – with sights set on the Paralympics in 2016.

New hospital, new hope

As the nation’s third-largest cancer hospital opens at Ohio State in December, more patients will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled expertise in battling cancer. There will be more survivors, like Allyn Sachs, who says, “I’m just going to live my life and not worry about (cancer).”

High Points: November 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

Coyotes migrate to metro areas

Stan Gehrt, a wildlife ecologist at The Ohio State University, has videotaped an urban-dwelling coyote glancing in the direction of oncoming traffic before crossing Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. It helps that she waited until dark – that’s one way coyotes have adapted to safely cross streets in cities, by moving only at night, when there are fewer cars on the road.

Star escapes black hole with minor damage

Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale.

Athletics news

Bosa a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa has been named a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award, which is awarded to the lineman of the year by the Rotary Club of Houston.

Help Ohio State beat Michigan

For the first time ever you can support Ohio State in its annual ‘Blood Battle’ with Michigan by making a monetary donation online. This is the 33rd year Ohio State and Michigan have squared off in the battle that benefits the American Red Cross.

Alumni travel

Italian Riviera

May 23 - May 31

An area known for its sparkling turquoise sea, sun-kissed beaches and charming towns, the Italian Riviera has been captivating visitors for centuries. Experience the enchantment of this famous region on a seven-night program that takes you to key landmarks and historic villages. Your home base is Sestri Levante, with its historic town center and brightly colored buildings framing the coastline. Venture to Santa Margherita, a town of colorful flowers, swaying palm trees and hillside villas, then cruise to Portofino, playground of the rich and famous. Visit the walled city of Lucca, and explore Genoa, the maritime republic believed to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Visit the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre, the famous Five Lands. Journey to Carrara and discover the origin of the beautiful white marble that sculptors have turned into works of art for centuries. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes excursions and informative educational programs, deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. No single supplement for solo travelers. 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.