The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Nov. 18

Buckeyes After Work at Harrison’s on Third

Nov. 20

Virtual networking series, noon-1 p.m.

Nov. 28

The Game: Ohio State at Michigan, noon ET

Dec. 2

Veteran’s career panel. 6-8 p.m. at Longaberger Alumni House. Registration opens in November.

Dec. 3

Healthy Cooking for the Holidays

Dec. 18

Virtual networking series, noon-1 p.m.

June 18-19

Buckeye Country Superfest at Ohio Stadium

OSUAA news

Life in Scottsdale, Buckeye style

Kevin Fox ’95 has lived 1,875 miles from Columbus for the past 18 years. He liked his work and the life he created in Scottsdale, Arizona, but he missed the excitement of his beloved Buckeye Nation. So, in 2006, he launched the Young Buckeyes of Phoenix Alumni Club.

Alumnus leads new ‘Peanuts’ movie

As Charlie Brown makes his latest play for the attention of the Little Red-Haired Girl in The Peanuts Movie, Ohio State has played an important role in getting the gang onto the Big Screen. Director Steve Martino earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ohio State in the 1980s, studying the art and science of animation with the Computer Graphics Research Group, which later became the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD).

The postseason is getting closer

As the Buckeyes continue their quest for a second-straight national title the Alumni Association will keep you informed with all news about postseason tours, events and other excitement. Beginning next week, visit to learn more about plans related to the Buckeyes’ postseason.

Communication support and brand guidelines

The alumni association will be offering a series of webinars designed to help alumni groups improve their communication efforts. A webinar covering communications support and a review of brand/trademark and licensing guidelines will be held at the following dates a times: Nov. 18 (8-9 p.m.); and Dec. 3 (3-4 p.m.). Another set of webinars around communication best practices will be held on Jan. 14 (noon-1 p.m.) and Feb. 2 (6-7 p.m.). For more information on these webinars contact Jennifer Russell or Erin Howell.

Survey: Officer elections

The Alumni Association is asking all alumni groups to share information about how your group holds its officer elections by completing a brief survey.

Let us know about 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 Friday, September 20, to have items considered for the November-December 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.

Get back on the career track

The Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management will offer the program “Back on the Career Track” from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Longaberger Alumni House. The program will offer helpful tips for parents who are interested in returning to the workforce. Alumni can get a $10 program discount if they use the code OSUNST15 when registering.

Jeffrey LeJeune

Speaker profile: Dr. Jeffrey T. LeJeune

Professor and head, food animal health research program

LeJeune is a veterinarian with advnced training and specialization in microbiology and public health. He worked for several years for the government in the area of food inspection before focusing his research interests on how to better prevent the transmission of infectious agents among animals, the environment, and people.
TOPICS: Food safety, antibiotic resistance, environmental contamination, as well as the prevention of disease threats in people that emerge from pets, livestock, and wildlife.

Campus news

A more sustainable Ohio State

Every day, in countless ways, Buckeyes take responsibility for their environmental footprint and add sustainability to the list of reasons to be proud of Ohio State. Use this interactive map to discover many ways sustainability initiatives are flourishing here.

An honor for the Glenns

A street crossing through the heart of The Ohio State University’s academic core will bear a new name in honor of former Ohio Sen. John Glenn and his wife, Annie, a longtime advocate for people with communication disorders.

Ohio State No. 1 for vets

The website College Factual recently named Ohio State as its No. 1 university for military veterans. The ranking aggregates information like vet support services, flexibility, affordability and student success into a ranking that determines colleges that are veteran friendly.

High Points: November 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

Program improves teens' well-being

An innovative high school health program helped students maintain healthier weights and even alleviated severe depression for a full year after the program ended.

Taking research to market

Two faculty-led teams from Ohio State are one step closer to commercializing new technology that they developed here on campus. The teams successfully completed the inaugural I-Corps@Ohio program, which is a statewide collaboration of six Ohio colleges and universities (including Ohio State), funded and supported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Athletics news

Confessions of the stadium sort

Trevor Zahara never imagined his commitment to document some of the humorous stories he’d heard as a longtime usher for Ohio State football games would put him in such demand as a public speaker. “It’s been fantastic,” said Zahara ’71, whose self-published book, Confessions of an OSU Usher, has earned him invitations to talk to alumni clubs, library audiences, service organizations and pub patrons. “I can’t do them all because I babysit my grandkids four days a week.”


Varsity ‘O’ recognizes new Hall inductees

In late September, 14 former Ohio State coaches and athletes were recognized for their on-field accomplishments by being enshrined in the Varsity ‘O’ Hall of Fame

Alumni travel

Kentucky Derby

May 4-8, 2016

Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington. Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Lexington while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including Dawn at the Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. Join the Ohio State Alumni Association for an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.

For detailed information, please visit or contact Amy Stoneking at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 x 2, or by email at